Zara, flagship brand of the Inditex Group, has gained a reputation as the ultimate destination for European fashion standards, with more than 2,200 stores in 96 countries, leading to a 3.37 billion euros in profit last year. But just how ethical is Zara? How is this fast fashion giant impacting on people and the planet? Let’s break it down. Read More
For eco-conscious fashion fans, making clothes last longer is the first step to an ethical and sustainable wardrobe. Not only does it save us time and money, it cuts our consumption and helps to reduce our carbon footprint.
The great news is that in 2018 we have access to more reliable, robust and in-depth knowledge on the fashion industry than ever before. That doesn’t mean you should stop using your ability to think critically and look for reputable sources to back up those shocking facts and figures you read about! Here are 6 persistent statements about fashion, that you’re probably familiar with, that deserve a closer look. Read More
Podcasts are an entertaining (and free!) way to stay productive whilst going about your day-to-day business. You can listen to one while you’re making breakfast, sitting on the train or walking the dog! But did you know there are a bunch of great podcasts covering ethical fashion? Read More
When asked to consider the impacts of the fashion industry, deforestation isn’t usually top of mind. But some of the most valuable ecosystems on earth are being degraded in the name of fashion. According to research by environmental not-for-profit Canopy, more than 70 million trees are logged every year and turned into cellulosic fabric. To put that into perspective, if placed end to end those trees would circle the earth 7 times! One inspiring brand is taking this issue seriously. Meet TAMGA Designs . Read More
Since 1987, Kathmandu have been building a culture of sustainability. This year as they celebrate their 30-year milestone, they’ve set their sights even higher – moving beyond sustainability towards a business that puts back more than it takes out. Read More