Every Friday I am going to bring to you ethical fashion news headlines from this past week that have made us jump for joy, roll our eyes, or laugh is disbelief.
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Why is Extinction Rebellion so focused on fashion?
Quoting Sara Arnold, protesting outside the Victoria Beckham show at London Fashion Week. "Cancel fashion week as a commercial concern and turn it into a forum for “convening change”. Stop the business-as-usual of making seasonal collections. Instead, “We will take joy in making do with what we collectively already have, and learn to share repair, re-wear and re-love,”
Author: Clare Press
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Workers making £88 Lululemon leggings claim they are beaten
"Lululemon, an athleisure brand whose £88 leggings are worn by celebrities and Instagram influencers, are sourcing clothing from a factory where Bangladeshi female factory workers claim they are beaten and physically assaulted"
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Authors: Sarah Marsh and Redwan Ahmed
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The Big Problems with Fast Fashion
Asos reports fourth quarter and full-year results on October 16 The company has issued two profit warnings since December, tied to logistical problems outside its UK home market. Asos shares are down about 50 percent in the last year
The Bottom Line: Online fast fashion is primed for disruption, too, from rapidly growing peer-to-peer secondhand marketplaces. Why buy fast fashion when slightly better, if slightly used items are available on Depop?
Author: Brian Baskin
Shaway Yeh on stage with Wendy Yu and Caroline Rush at Shan Future Forum | Courtesy
Sustainability Finally Takes Centre Stage in Shanghai
Shan Future Forum is driving the sustainability agenda in Shanghai alongside initiatives from Stella McCartney, Kering and Prada. But will China’s big industry players follow suit and take meaningful action in luxury’s biggest market?
"As China has moved from the fashion producing hub of the world, to the fashion consumption centre, Pinault said its ability to lead the way on issues, such as sustainability, is becoming greater."
Arthor: Casey Hall
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Peer-to-Peer Rental Start-Ups Take on Rent the Runway
"The fashion industry has seen a flood of apps and websites that offer alternative ways to build a wardrobe without buying new clothes. The fashion rental concept pioneered by Rent the Runway has been adapted by retailers including Urban Outfitters, Bloomingdale’s, Ann Taylor, Express, and Vince. Sites like Depop, The RealReal and Grailed have also brought the secondhand clothing market online with peer-to-peer selling, removing some of the stigma associated with carrying a used designer bag or buying a dress worn by someone else."
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Author: Chavie Lieber