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03 Jul
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News Edit 3rd July: SHEIN’s Influencer Trip Backlash Explained, and the UN Releases Its Sustainable Fashion Playbook

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

SHEIN’s Influencer Trip Backlash Explained—And What We Know About Allegations Against Them

Earlier this month, ultra fast fashion brand SHEIN took a group of influencers on a trip to visit one of its factories and its innovation centre in China. Videos posted by the influencers of them touring the SHEIN facilities, praising the ultra fast fashion brand’s practices, and dismissing the child labour allegations as mere rumours caused uproar online. “The controversy stems from criticism that SHEIN has received as investigative reporting revealed the company’s use of quick, cheap labour violates Chinese labour laws and negatively impacts the environment,” reports Forbes. Here’s what you need to know.

SHEIN Exploited Marginalised Women for Their Influencer Trip. It Worked.

“Non-white creators are, historically, offered fewer opportunities than white creators and make less money when they do get opportunities. That makes an offer from a brand like SHEIN a very exciting prospect, and much harder to turn down. Their genuine excitement is then exploited by brands who know they are grateful to be included,” argues Mashable.

UN Environment Releases ’Sustainable Fashion Playbook,’ Says Industry Must Eradicate Overconsumption, Newness

On June 27th, the United Nations Environment Program, or UNEP, and the UN Climate Change-convened Fashion Charter released their first Sustainable Fashion Communication Playbook at the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen.

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