Dozens of violations found at the factory that makes Trump shirts in Bangladesh

November 5, 2016 by  
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The sweatshop that produces Donald Trump -branded clothing has been cited for a “yuge” list of safety violations. The factory is an unsafe work environment for workers at the Elite Garment Industries factory in Bangladesh. Violations ranging from insufficient fire alarm systems, faulty wiring, lack of fire escapes and “highly stressed” support columns in the building’s infrastructure threaten the lives of employees every day. READ MORE > 

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How (And Why) H&M Is Trying On Clothing Recycling

September 8, 2016 by  
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The fast fashion industry has been under increased scrutiny in recent years, and rightly so. Some environmentalists claim that the clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world — trailing only oil in its impact on the environment….

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A beginner’s guide to ethical fashion

August 13, 2016 by  
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Fast fashion is devastating for the environment and for the people who are forced to labor to make those $5 shirts. It also has become so ubiquitous that it can be difficult to avoid. We’ve created this handy guide to ethical fashion, so you can shop ’til you drop and still feel good about your choices.

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Fast fashion helped the planet’s richest men get that way on the back’s of the poorest

August 6, 2016 by  
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Some of the richest men on the planet got that way on the back’s of the poorest. A recent report from Quartz reveals that the fast fashion empire has made the CEOs of Zara , H&M and Uniqlo absurdly wealthy. But that wealth comes at a cost that includes sweatshop labor and devastating environmental practices.

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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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5 ways to become a responsible fashion consumer this year

November 28, 2015 by  
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With fashion as cheap as it is these days, most of us have closets full of impulse purchases that we never wear. That kind of mindless consumerism hit its apex in the US yesterday with the infamous Black Friday.  But instead of joining the trend of consumption this holiday season, how about joining the trend of responsible consumption with these 5 easy to implement tips. READ MORE >

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MetaWear wants to make textile manufacturing ethical and sustainable

May 2, 2015 by  
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Textile factories aren’t exactly known for their ethical manufacturing processes. Virginia-based MetaWear wants to change that by launching America’s first Global Organic Textile Standard-certified factory. Solar and geothermal powered using organic cotton, MetaWear wants you to ask: “who made your clothes?” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ecouterre , ethical clothing , Ethical Fashion , ethical manufacturing , ethical textiles , fast fashion , MetaWear , sustainable clothing , sustainable manufacturing , Sustainable Textiles

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INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

April 16, 2015 by  
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Natural Resource Defense Council’s director Linda Greer is spearheading the way to a cleaner fashion future. Greer is leading fashion’s “toxic avengers” in a bid to clean up the toxic fashion industry in China through the Clean by Design initiative. Ecouterre recently caught up with Greer to discuss how she aims to reduce water usage and the heavy pollution that accompanies fast fashion for a greener industry. Click below to read more. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: China fashion industry , china pollution , Clean by Design , ecouterre , fast fashion , inhabitat interview , linda greer , Linda Greer NRDC , nrdc , toxic China fashion industry , toxic fashion

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Drug Cartels are Laundering Money Using Fast Fashion

September 27, 2014 by  
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Fast fashion isn’t just terrible for the environment.; new evidence shows that it is also enabling drug cartels to launder money. Police recently seized $100 million from businesses in the LA Fashion District, including money used for ransom payments to the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel. This so-called black market peso exchange has begun to thrive in the Fashion District after heightening bank restrictions and tighter border controls limited money smuggling. Read More >  Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: drug cartel fast fashion , drug cartel money laundering , ecouterre fast fashion , fast fashion , fast fashion consequences , fast fashion drug money , fast fashion LA , fast fashion LA fashion district , fast fashion money laundering , fast fashion problems , LA fashion district drug cartel money , LA fashion district money laundering

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Ever Wondered What Your Cheeseburger Really Costs?

July 18, 2014 by  
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Here at Inhabitat, we’ve written about the devastating true costs of fast fashion , but what about the cost of fast food? Recently, Mark Bittman wrote a piece at the New York Times calculating the true cost of a cheeseburger. By looking at carbon footprint, disease costs and even injury rates at slaughterhouses, Bittman was able to show just how much America’s love affair with fast food is costing and the numbers will have you rethinking your next meal choices. Read the rest of Ever Wondered What Your Cheeseburger Really Costs? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon footprint costs , cheeseburger carbon footprint , cheeseburger health costs , cost of fast fashion , cost of fast food , fast food carbon footprint , fast food costs , fast food health costs , Mark Bittman , New York Times Mark Bittman , obesity costs , ocean dead zone , true cost of a cheeseburger , true cost of fast fashion , true cost of fast food

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