Stella McCartney to Stop Using Patagonian Wool Over Animal-Rights Concerns
Both Stella McCartney and Patagonia cut ties with a Patagonian wool supplier after PETA released footage of the sheep being mistreated there.
Bangladesh is building “garment villages” to double its already-huge clothing exports
"Already the world’s second largest exporter of clothing by some estimates, Bangladesh intends to double its apparel exports to $50 billion by 2021. The country’s commerce minister, Tofail Ahmed, announced the planlast week, including the creation of a “garment village” in the southeastern port city of Chittagong—a major export hub—to help the country hit its goal."
A Guide To Curating a Conscious Closet
Johanna Tropiano shares her journey through conscious fashion, giving suggestions on how to curate a conscious closet and tips and tricks on making shopping (and thrifting) easier. Plus, she lists some of her favorite conscious brands!
Child free fashion: a new label aims to end exploitation
"Child Labor Free, a new foundation based in New Zealand has introduced a labeling system that hopes to be able to certify clothing as child labour free. Brands that apply for accreditation provide information about their manufacturing, components and sourcing, as well as evidence that they do not use child labour."
The Environmental Crisis in Your Closet
In both India and Bangladesh the fashion industry is doing irreversible damage to the environment. As production continues to increase and environmental regulations are non-existent or ignored, what will happen to these communities and the people who live in them?