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08 May
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News Edit 8th May: The Fight for Garment Worker Protections, Suspicions Around SHEIN’s Expected IPO, and Promising Sustainable Fashion Innovations

Every week, the Good On You team scours the internet, so you can have easy access to the ethical and sustainable fashion news that matters. Here’s everything you need to know this week.

In the know

How the Future of Sustainable Fashion Is Rooted in the Fight for Garment Worker Protections in Los Angeles

“A proposed community plan has enormous implications for the future of the L.A. fashion industry—and labour rights activists are working to make sure the district and its 20,000 workers are top of mind,” reports 19th news.

How Innovation Is Changing Sustainable Fashion for the Better

Marie Claire explores some of the Fashion Our Future panel discussions about how tech, legislation, and education—and optimism—play a part in a brighter future for the fashion industry.

SHEIN, Fast Fashion Hit With Gen Z, Tries Charm to Counter Scrutiny

According to the New York Times, SHEIN is expected to launch an IPO at some point, and as a result, the company is looking to change its public perception. But not everyone is buying it, including the US government, with two members of Congress writing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. They asked that, as a condition of its expected offering, SHEIN be required to certify through an independent party that it doesn’t use Uyghur forced labour. To be continued.

Fast Fashion Goes to Die in the World’s Largest Fog Desert. The Scale Is Breathtaking

More than 90m tonnes of textile waste may be created each year, by one estimate. But the mountains of clothing waste dumped on countries like Chile make clear the problem is only getting worse. This report by National Geographic explores how the world’s favourite brands, lying in discarded heaps in Chile’s Atacama desert, tell the story of modern fast fashion.

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How LVRSustainable Celebrated Earth Day

This Earth Day, the team at LVRSustainable sat down with some of the conscious brands on LVRSustainable, including Veja and Miaou, to discuss why the slow fashion movement is essential now more than ever and spotlight how these brands stay committed to protecting the planet and its people. Get to know some of the most coveted conscious brands making waves in the fashion industry, and get inspired and join the movement toward a more sustainable future.

Celebrate Workers, Creativity, and Craftsmanship with ‘Good’ Brand WAWWA

WAWWA believes in responsible manufacturing and encourages sewing skills and a DIY “repair it all” attitude to reduce waste and lengthen a product’s life cycle. In line with this belief, the brand has just launched the WAWWA Worker’s Club, a place to celebrate workers, creativity, and craftsmanship. Members of the club can customise their clothes with a 12×12 dotted grid, embroidery thread, and needle. The collection includes organic cotton t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, a cross-body tote bag, and a 5-panel cap, in olive, natural, and grey colourways.

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