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How Ethical is Uniqlo?

By | Fashion | 7 Comments

Uniqlo doesn’t fit the usual fast fashion model, the Japanese brand’s preppy look is more enduring than the usual ‘new styles every week’ shtick of other big brands. Plus, when it gets cold those cardigans can look pretty compelling! But…is there more to the story? We ask how ethical is Uniqlo? Read More

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What Is Fast Fashion?

By | The Big Picture | 3 Comments

Clothes shopping used to be an occasional event – something that happened a few times a year when the seasons changed, or we outgrew what we had.  But about 20 years ago something changed. Clothes became cheaper, trend cycles sped up and shopping became a form of entertainment. Enter Fast Fashion – and the global chains that now dominate our high streets and online. But what is Fast Fashion? And how does it impact people and planet? Read More

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How Ethical Is Zara?

By | Fashion | 2 Comments

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

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How Ethical is Kmart?

By | Big Brands, Fashion | No Comments

Kmart is one of the most popular discount department stores in Australia. While there’s no denying Kmart is a quick and convenient go-to for clothing, we have to ask ourselves if affordability and availability trump ethical considerations. As ethical consumers, we have the right to know how a brand treats the earth and its inhabitants before we decide on our purchases. So, how does Kmart rate? Read More

How Ethical is American Eagle?

By | Big Brands, Fashion | 4 Comments

American Eagle is a go-to destination for affordable and on-trend jeans and casual wear with 949 stores worldwide. While they’ve publically committed to cleaning up their supply chain, are American Eagle all talk? We take a look at how they rate in terms of their environmental impact, labor rights and their stance on animal welfare. Read More

How Ethical is Bonds?

By | Big Brands, Fashion | One Comment

From humble beginnings as a Sydney cotton mill over 100 years ago, Bonds have grown to become the number one underwear brand in Australia. But are Bonds as concerned with the wellbeing of their workers, animals and the planet as they are with their public image? Should they be the first thing we put on in the morning and the last thing we take off? We take a look at what goes on behind the scenes to see if Bonds truly live up to their good reputation. Read More

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How Ethical is Urban Outfitters?

By | Big Brands, Fashion | 2 Comments

American fashion chain Urban Outfitters have made a name for themselves with their on-trend and affordable clothing aimed at young adults. Affectionately referring to their customer base as ‘metropolitan hipsters’, they pull consumers in with their carefully curated, Insta-worthy image. But are their ethics as shiny as their brand persona? Read More