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31 Jul
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News Edit 31st July: The Impacts of Chemicals in Fashion, Durability of Clothing Not Linked to a Higher Price, H&M Sues Shein

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

Are Your Clothes Making You Sick? The Opaque World of Chemicals in Fashion

“Our outfits contain BPA, PFAS, and other dangerous substances—but we still know little about their cumulative impact,” says Alden Wicker in the Guardian. For her new book, To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion is Making us Sick—and How We Can Fight Back, Wicker dove into the current research and interviewed people who believe they have suffered from the health effects of toxic fashion.

Stitch in Time: France to Help Pay for Clothes to Be Mended to Cut Waste

According to the Guardian, the French government’s latest environmental measure will allow people in France to claim back €6-€25 of the cost of repairing clothes and shoes.

Durability of Clothing Not Linked to a Higher Price

“New research conducted by the School of Design at the University of Leeds has found that price is not an indicator of how long clothes will last, challenging the perception that paying a higher price means better garment durability,” reports Fashion United.

Pot Meets Kettle: H&M Sues SHEIN for Stealing Designs

H&M has sued SHEIN for alleged copyright infringement. Read Highsnobiety’s article to learn more about the lawsuit and what it might mean for fast fashion.

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‘Good’ Shoe Brand CARIUMA Is Launching A Kid’s Collection

Rated “Good” by our world-class methodology, CARIUMA has been crafting more conscious footwear for years. CARIUMA rates “Good” for both people and planet: it uses lower-impact materials and reuses some of its offcuts to minimise textile waste. CARUMA’s factory is certified by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production – WRAP, it has a Code of Conduct that covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles, and it ensures payment of a living wage in the final stage of production. CARIUMA doesn’t just talk the talk—it walks the walk. With the brand’s new kids’ collection, even the little explorers can enjoy timeless styles that are better for the planet.

LVRSustainable Stories: An Interview With ‘Good’ Rated Brand Molo

To celebrate Plastic-Free July, Luisaviaroma is shining a light on “Good” rated brand Molo, a leading fashion brand on a mission to revolutionise childrenswear while combatting plastic waste. Learn more about Molo’s commitment to educating consumers about the significance of reducing plastic waste, tips for creating a more conscious closet, and how Molo strikes a balance between its creative vision and more sustainable practices.

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