Here are 10 brands that prove you can have style with sustainability and that you can wear your values on your (responsibly made) sleeve.
The Rana Plaza tragedy on April 24, 2013, killed over 1,100 garment workers in a factory in Bangladesh, and forced consumers around the world to question at what human price they are getting their fast fashion.
Years later, the unsustainable and unethical practices of dozens of fashion brands have emerged once again. The current pandemic crisis and its effect on supply chains and retail businesses the world over highlighted the ethical problems with many fast fashion chains as numerous brands and companies failed to pay up for produced orders. This left millions of garment workers in Bangladesh and around the world, out of work with no pay, and no way to pay for bills or healthcare.
Fortunately, many smaller independent companies are leading the way where larger brands have failed, showing that fashion can and should be responsible, ethical and sustainable, caring for the planet and people. These companies have developed a framework that adheres to ecological, sustainable and social standards by using organically produced fibres, reducing, reusing, recycling or upcycling their source materials. They are committed to transparency in the production and supply chain, as well as providing a living wage that complies with legal or industry standards, health and safety protection in the workplace, and the prohibition of child labour and forced labour.
Here are 10 brands that prove you can have style with sustainability and that you can wear your values on your sleeve.
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