Why your $8 shirt is a huge problem for society and the environment

March 5, 2016 by  
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Cheap clothing is a serious social and environmental problem, but the lure of the $8 shirt is hard to resist. This video from Grist reveals why you need to ditch the fast fashion and will have you agreeing that, “yeah, that’s a lot of resources for one shitty shirt.” READ MORE >

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Fashion Victims: Spanish Artist Protests Unethical Treatment of Garment Workers in Live Street Performance

June 22, 2013 by  
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This month, Spanish artist Yolanda Dominguez brought a stark representation of Bangladesh’s horrific Rana Plaza building collapse to a packed shopping district in Milan with a “live” performance that underscored the real fashion victims of unethical clothing production. Inspired by the April 24th disaster that claimed the lives of at least 1,127 garment workers, Dominguez “buried” well-dressed women under piles of debris, their projecting limbs a clear evocation of the images of mangled bodies that emerged in the tragedy’s aftermath. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building collapse , cheap fashion , Ethical Fashion , fashion industry , fashion victims , performance art , Rana Plaza , unethical fashion , Yolanda Dominguez        

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Our Addiction to Fast Fashion is to Blame for the Bangladesh Building Collapse that Killed 500

May 4, 2013 by  
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As the death toll in the  Rana Plaza building collapse  outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka continues to climb, the connection between the decisions we make as consumers and the loss of life is becoming harder to ignore. Self-policing by corporate social-responsibility programs isn’t working, and it’s our insatiable desire for more fast fashion that is fueling cost-cutting measures that lead to unthinkable tragedies like the one in Bangladesh. Although we aren’t directly responsible for the negligence that led to this particular incident, by supporting the industry that continues to drive prices down at the expense of workers’ lives, we are all complicit. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bangladesh , cheap fashion , factory collapse , factory fire , fast fashion , GAP , h&m , labor , unsafe work conditions        

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Activists Stage Flash “Faint-Ins” at Clothing Stores in Europe to Protest Sweatshop Conditions

September 22, 2012 by  
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Cheap fashion often comes at a high price for the sweatshop workers who create the garments, which is why activists from the Clean Clothes Campaign took to clothing stores throughout Europe last week and staged “faint-ins.” Appearing to pass out on the floors of Zara, H&M and the Gap, members of the campaign sought to highlight instances of mass fainting in sweatshops in Cambodia. In just two days last month at least 284 employees collapsed at a the M&V International Manufacturing in Kompong Chhang province. Workers in the Southeast Asian nation are regularly exposed to unsafe working conditions, experiencing poverty pay and malnutrition as they produce the ever-popular garments. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cheap fashion , clean clothes campaign , corporate responsibility , eco-fashion , gap clothing , garment industry , h&m , social responsibility , sweatshop labor , working conditions , Zara

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How Do We End Our “Fast Fashion” Addiction? An Interview With “Overdressed” Author Elizabeth L. Cline

July 1, 2012 by  
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Elizabeth L. Cline has spent over three years researching the American fast-fashion industry. The result?  Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion , the insightful story of how we became dependent on fast fashion and built our disposable wardrobes.   Click ahead to check out our interview with Cline, featuring helpful tips on how to break our overconsumption habit. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , Elizabeth L. Cline , Ethical Fashion , fast fashion , green fashion , materialism , overconsumption , Overdressed , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style

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How Do We End Our “Fast Fashion” Addiction? An Interview With “Overdressed” Author Elizabeth L. Cline

July 1, 2012 by  
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Elizabeth L. Cline has spent over three years researching the American fast-fashion industry. The result?  Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion , the insightful story of how we became dependent on fast fashion and built our disposable wardrobes.   Click ahead to check out our interview with Cline, featuring helpful tips on how to break our overconsumption habit. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , Elizabeth L. Cline , Ethical Fashion , fast fashion , green fashion , materialism , overconsumption , Overdressed , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style

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