This past week was HUGE in ethical fashion: it was Fashion Revolution Week and – my, oh, my – the Internet was alight with all things ethical fashion. Here are my highlights:
First, there were the news overviews…
…then #FashRev hit mainstream, convention fashion platforms…
Bloglovin’ even did a roundupon how to be more ethical and eco-conscious when shopping
…and some of my favourite bloggers who don’t usually focus on ethical fashion showed that they are moving in that direction…
The Trendspotter shared 10 ethical brands to watch in 2016
Manrepeller wrote about 5 sustainable brands that really get it and then published a second piece on the topic: Thinking about sustainable fashion lately? Read this. [I love this quote from the author, “Maybe fashion — the clothes I buy, the things I choose to wear — could be another way for me to put my beliefs into practice.”]
The Free Woman wrote ethical fashion and what that means to me [I wouldn’t agree with every brand listed as ethical, but I still like reading that “ethical fashion seems to be the buzzword on everyone’s lips right now”. Yusss.]
Into-Mind shared 30 ethical fashion brands you need to know about
Un-Fancy published this fantastic product roundup of ethical closet, shoes, bags and activewear
…and in Australia, Baptist World Aid published their annual Australian Fashion Report, which reports on brands’ performance against transparency and fair trade indicators…
There are still a lot of problems in the industry; a lack of transparency and no cohesive standards makes it difficult to shop ethically, especially if you’re just starting out
But on the positive side, many brands are performing much better and there are simple things we can all do to shop more ethically [Yes! It’s WORKING!].
As we remember Rana Plaza, three years on, I like to reflect on some of the positives. I’ve definitely seen a massive change in how we approach ethical fashion – evidenced by how often I come across it and our collective attitude towards it. It’s incredibly exciting to be a part of and I can’t to see what the next three years will bring.
Keep fighting the good fight.
Image: Mata Traders (Fair Trade)