Do you know the story behind the biggest brands in the world? Where does the leather come from? What conditions do the workers labour in? Who’s leading the way on environmental sustainability? Read More
While H&M espouse their conscious range and use of organic cotton, their workers continue to toil in extremely dangerous conditions, a new report has found. And it’s just in time for the flagship H&M Sydney store opening this weekend in Pitt Street. Read More
H&M has introduced a recycling prize to help close the loop on fast fashion. It’s the latest green initiative from the fast fashion giant, aimed at reducing strains on natural resources and limiting textile waste. But guest blogger Lisa Heinze wonders: can the fast fashion business model of over-consumption can ever really be sustainable? Read More
Updated 15 June 2016
Wool. It’s the perfect antidote to the freezing weather that’s been blasted across much of Australia this winter. But with complex supply chains, it’s hard to know how the sheep that provided the wool were treated.
Recently we took a look at the ethics behind the fast fashion business model. H&M and Zara are leading a trend towards fast fashion companies making announcements on their action on ethical concerns. But is that even possible? And what are these major players really doing to reduce their impact on people, animals and the environment? Read More
The fast fashion business model is to churn out new styles quickly and cheaply. It is a business model of disposable clothing. This is extremely profitable for big brands and attractively affordable to consumers, but it is also unsustainable and costly to people and the planet. Read More