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11 Nov

Is The Future of Luxury Fashion Sustainable?

Luxury fashion used to be synonymous with quality and longevity – attributes that go hand-in-hand with sustainability.

Sadly, with the onset of fast fashion, luxury brands are transforming their business models to keep up – adopting wasteful practices, toxic materials and murky supply chains with limited protection for workers and the environment.

Transparency in luxury remains low, too. But the old arguments for keeping in-house secrets no longer stack up in an era when consumers are demanding to know where and how their clothes were made.

That’s why Good On You is committed to supporting fashion retailers to assess, curate and promote sustainable brands.

Not only do we empower our huge community of conscious shoppers to buy better, we help retailers choose better brands, too.

Good On You has partnered with Farfetch on a major new initiative to expand the sustainable fashion movement into the luxury sector. Farfetch’s latest Positively Conscious collection, launched this October, features hundreds of fashion brands that have been independently rated by Good On You for their impact on people, planet and animals.

We’re proud of the role we play in powering the sustainability agenda of Farfetch, a leading global tech platform for luxury fashion.

This partnership will see millions more people become aware of fashion’s impact and how to choose more sustainable brands. Together, we can meet the needs of the growing conscious consumer market and incentivise brands to change.

Good On You’s robust brand rating system for fashion is accessible to millions of shoppers via our app, website and online brand directory. The ratings take into account key social and environmental issues across a brand’s whole supply chain, so that people can know the impact of their clothes.

We understand that fashion retailers want to know the impact of brands, too. They need consistent, credible ways to assess sustainability performance. Good On You can help retailers identify leading brands and share with customers the information they’re looking for.

Let’s collaborate and use the power of people’s choices to create a sustainable future in fashion.

Author bio:

Sandra Capponi is the co-founder of Good On You, the leading source for sustainability ratings in fashion. Since 2015, she’s led the team to rate over 3,000 brands for their impact and empower millions of consumers to buy better. With years of experience in corporate social responsibility, Capponi has long been concerned with supply chain issues in big business. She started Good On You because she sees huge potential in using people power to drive industry change. A typical Melbournian, she loves espresso coffee, live music, and wearing black…from brands rated “Good” and “Great”,  of course. Follow her on LinkedIn.

Editor's note

Feature image via Unsplash. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet, and animals. Use our directory to search thousands of rated brands.

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