Over the past few years, British company ASOS has blown up and become one of the world’s most popular online fashion destinations. They sell over 850 different brands and also make their own range of affordable clothing and accessories. But how ethical is the Asos private range, and should you be looking elsewhere for your online shopping fix? Continue Reading
A few years ago it struck me – I am complicit with modern-day slavery and serious environmental destruction. I had been campaigning against the insidious crime of sex trafficking when I found myself chatting with two passionate campaigners at a pop-up shop in London. They told me about the children picking my cotton in Uzbekistan and the widespread impact of pesticide runoff in India.
Whenever we buy a piece of clothing, we’re participating in a chain of events with far reaching consequences. Have you ever stopped to wonder who made the clothes you’re wearing? What sort of life are they living? When brands have transparent supply chains, we can clearly trace the journey our fashion has made. And the lives it has touched.
There’s a certain amount of pride in Nick Savaidis’ voice as I’m talking to him on the phone – and rightly so – his company Etiko has, for the third time in a row, achieved the Australian Fashion Report’s (AFR) highest ranking for ethical production.
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Just over a week ago Baptist World Aid Australia released the 2016 Australian Fashion Report, a key source for Good On You’s ratings on workers’ rights. First released a year after the Rana Plaza disaster, the annual report is a major investigation into the labour practices of well-known brands sold in Australia and around the world.