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20 Mar
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News Edit 20th March: Sustainable Fashion at the Oscars, Why Offsets Can’t Save Us, SKIMS Misleading Labelling

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

All the stars who flew the flag for sustainable fashion at the Oscars

The 2023 Oscars came with a sustainable fashion guide for guests, Vogue reports. This is a first for the awards ceremony, and celebrities from Cate Blanchett to Winnie Harlow championed more conscious red carpet looks. Dresses made from lower-impact materials like TENCEL™, archival gowns, and even an upcycled number all featured.

A tonne of fossil carbon isn’t the same as a tonne of new trees: why offsets can’t save us

“There is simply no way around it. Avoiding the worst of climate change means stopping the extraction and burning of fossil fuels. Offsets will not save us,” says Wesley Morgan, senior researcher with the Climate Council in Australia, in The Conversation.

Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS shapewear line faces backlash over allegedly deceptive advertising: ‘It is completely misleading’

In yet another controversy less than a year after the last one, the Kardashian sister’s brand has been accused of deceiving customers over misleading labelling. The classic case of greenwashing sees packaging printed with phrases like “I AM NOT PLASTIC” on a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) type 4 plastic bag, shares Emma Caplan for The Cool Down.

Catch up on last week’s round up

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