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Join The Fight To End Modern Slavery

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Slavery has existed in different forms for a very long time. Despite being outlawed in most countries in the 1800s, slavery persists.  The Walk Free Foundation, estimates 40 million people worldwide are trapped in modern slavery today, with 71% estimated to be women and girls. The foundation says just under two thirds of these people are in the Asia-Pacific region. So what is modern slavery? What are governments doing about it and what we can do to change things? Read More

Rise and Resist: Clare Press is here to help you change the world

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What does it take to change the world? Is it a protest, a piece of art, a hashtag? How can we embrace our friendships and communities and drive the kind of change that improves lives and protects our natural world.  How do we, the many, challenge the power of the few? These are the questions posed by journalist and activist Clare Press in her new book. Rise & Resist: How To Change The World. Are you ready to be inspired? Read More

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What Is Fast Fashion?

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Clothes shopping used to be an occasional event – something that happened a few times a year when the seasons changed, or we outgrew what we had.  But about 20 years ago something changed. Clothes became cheaper, trend cycles sped up and shopping became a form of entertainment. Enter Fast Fashion – and the global chains that now dominate our high streets and online. But what is Fast Fashion? And how does it impact people and planet? Read More

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