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Dr. Martens #WornDifferent Campaign

How Ethical is Dr. Martens?

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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

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How Ethical is Levi’s?

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For over fifty years, Levi’s have been a name synonymous with rock ‘n’ roll, counterculture and effortless style. It’s proof of enduring brand power that their denim continues to trade high in the currency of cool. But is this household name doing anything to ensure its jeans are not just on-trend, but ethical and sustainable too? Read More

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Do Fashion Brands Have a Double Standard When It Comes to Transport Workers?

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Over the last 20-30 years, the fashion industry has gone global, in a big way. More and more clothes bound for western markets are made in supplier countries in Asia, Africa and South America and less and less in Europe, North America and Australia. And all of this globalisation is fuelled by the transport industry – in particular, the container shipping industry.  Read More

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How Ethical is Calvin Klein?

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Calvin Klein is an iconic ‘all-American’ brand known for their minimalist designs and men’s underwear revolution. Despite their long history as a sought after fashion brand, CK’s ethics aren’t as crisp and clean as their boxer briefs. If we care about the planet and all its inhabitants, should we shop Calvin Klein or look for alternatives? Read More