The Big Picture

6 Fake ‘Facts’ about the Fashion Industry

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The great news is that in 2018 we have access to more reliable, robust and in-depth knowledge on the fashion industry than ever before. That doesn’t mean you should stop using your ability to think critically and look for reputable sources to back up those shocking facts and figures you read about! Here are 6 persistent statements about fashion, that you’re probably familiar with, that deserve a closer look. Read More

Join the Fight Against Modern Slavery in Our Supply Chains!

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It’s not a nice thought, but in our modern, globalised world, every single one of us is ultimately connected to a system of slavery. Different forms of forced labour, child labour and bondage are all hidden in the long supply chains of many of the products we consume – from the cotton in our clothes to the tantalum in our phones, and the coffee in our cappuccinos. Read More

Do Fashion Brands Have a Double Standard When It Comes to Transport Workers?

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Over the last 20-30 years, the fashion industry has gone global, in a big way. More and more clothes bound for western markets are made in supplier countries in Asia, Africa and South America and less and less in Europe, North America and Australia. And all of this globalisation is fuelled by the transport industry – in particular, the container shipping industry.  Read More

Label Lingo: Everything You Need to Know about Synthetic Fabrics

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Engineered from a cocktail of chemicals, synthetic fabrics have a huge carbon footprint, requiring enormous amounts of energy, water and toxic dyes to create. When you look inside of your wardrobe, don’t be fooled. Like the sugar in your low-fat granola, synthetic fibres are often disguised by clever marketing. But don’t worry – we’re here to break down that label lingo for you. Read More