They’ve gone from humble beginnings as comfortable boots for housewives in post-WW2 Germany to one of the most iconic British shoes repped by punks and musicians, and now by many other youth subcultures worldwide. Dr. Martens or “Docs” have certainly had an unforgettable style journey since their appearance in the ‘40s. But are they ticking the right boxes for people, planet, and animals? Read More
While many of us have an inkling of the dark truths that lie behind those impulse buys – the issue of exploitation in the global garment industry can seem far too big to tackle on our own. But this isn’t the case for one 17-year-old high school student from Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Read More
If you’ve never heard of viscose, you may know it by another name, rayon. It’s a semi-synthetic fibre that is made from trees – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s any better for the environment, or for you. Read More
Positioning themselves as fun ‘n’ flirty on a budget has worked well for Forever 21. This family-owned brand has grown over the last 30 years to be the fifth biggest specialty retailer in the United States and over 480 stores globally. But is Forever 21 doing the right thing for people and the planet? Read More
If you’re reading this, chances are you care about the environment enough to take some simple steps to reduce your personal impact on the planet. But have you considered the carbon footprint of clothing? Read More
Founded in 1969 in California, fast-fashion giant Gap Inc has 4,000 stores worldwide. Over the decades Gap has built its name as a household favourite and go-to for fashionable and affordable clothing. But how ethical is Gap when it comes to its policies on labour rights, environmental sustainability, and animal welfare?
Nordstrom is currently the second most popular fashion brand among US millennials aged 18-34. Though the brand is classed as ‘luxury’ and has a number of designer collections, a high price tag doesn’t necessarily guarantee the products were produced under ethical or environmentally sustainable conditions. Read More