The fast fashion industry and labor law violations

I wrote a post a while back about sustainable fashion and its impact on the environment. Since then, I've realized a few things. First of all, some aren't as concerned with the environment as others and some don't believe the environment is being impacted negatively by our wastefulness at all (to each their own). Also, there is … Continue reading The fast fashion industry and labor law violations

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Look for Less: Emma Watson ‘Beauty and the Beast’ press tour

If you didn't already know, Emma Watson has chosen to sport completely sustainable and ethical fashion and makeup while on the "Beauty and the Beast" press tour. Not only is she sending a message about the importance of ethical fashion choices, she is sending a message that ethical fashion is accessible. She created an Instagram … Continue reading Look for Less: Emma Watson ‘Beauty and the Beast’ press tour

Gildan wins American Apparel, step in wrong direction for sustainable fashion

Thousands of southern Californians will lose their jobs due to Gildan Activewear's acquisition of American Apparel this week. The Canadian-based company agreed to pay $88 million for the American Apparel brand and some manufacturing equipment, but will not be purchasing the retail assets of the store, according to a press release from the company. American … Continue reading Gildan wins American Apparel, step in wrong direction for sustainable fashion

Fashion line adopts zero waste and ethical production models

The Huffington Post recently posted this video on Facebook, featuring Tonlé. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHuffingtonPost%2Fvideos%2F354478891562931%2F&show_text=0&width=560 Tonlé is a company that designs and manufactures clothes through a zero waste model. If you watch the video, you will see that when they say "zero waste," they literally mean zero. Every piece of every scrap of fabric is transformed into a product … Continue reading Fashion line adopts zero waste and ethical production models

Zara joins sustainability movement in fast fashion industry

Zara, a Spanish fast fashion retailer, has just launched their Join Life fashion line. The line uses organic and recyclable materials, similar to H&M's Conscious Collection. They boast their dedication to extending the lifespan of your clothes by promoting recycling of your old garments in their stores. Not only is the line produced from environmentally … Continue reading Zara joins sustainability movement in fast fashion industry

Breakdown of sustainability in the fashion industry

What is sustainability? Sustainability is defined by Webster dictionary as "of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged." Essentially, sustainability is a way to make sure that generations after us have the same access to natural resources as we do. … Continue reading Breakdown of sustainability in the fashion industry