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
“In late April, a petition to ban the retailer in France began circulating online—and now, it boasts over 100,000 signatures. Launched by an anonymous individual (or individuals), the Change.org petition cites SHEIN’s unsustainable business model and track record of exploiting its factory workers as reasons the brand should be banned,” reports High Snobiety.
A few weeks ago, Fashion United revealed fast fashion group Boohoo was believed to “be demanding a 10% discount from its suppliers in a bid to reduce its supply chain costs”. The group has been reporting millions of pounds of losses, but apparently, it did not prevent them from handing its chief executive a bonus of £650,000. The irony.
Seventeen companies, including H&M and LVMH, have signed up for a pilot project led by the Science-Based Target Network, a global coalition of environmental NGOs and mission-driven organisations, to set the first-ever science-based nature targets (SBNTs), says Quartz.
Target Faces Criticism From Artists Involved With Pride Month Products Over Response to Boycott: ‘Quick to Fold’
“The decision to remove Pride products marked a retreat from the company’s longstanding support of the LGBTQ community that could further embolden extremists and imperil vulnerable people,” reports ABC News.
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