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New report links global fashion consumption to inequality

New report links global fashion consumption to inequality

A new fashion report by Berlin’s Hot or Cool Institute presents data on how fashion consumption exposes global inequalities, reveals how many outfits we really need in our closets, and makes suggestions for improving sustainability within consumer behaviour. Whether you already live by the advice of sustainable fashion advocates or not, there’s no denying that making simple changes to our shopping habits will play a significant role in fighting the...

By London, UK
Vestiaire Collective bans the resale of fast fashion on its platform

Vestiaire Collective bans the resale of fast fashion on its platform

Seeking to fight waste and encourage consumers to buy ‘quality over quantity,’ the pre-loved online marketplace has announced it will now prohibit brands including ASOS, boohoo, and SHEIN from being bought, sold, or listed by its users. Buying second-hand clothing has never been easier or more common. Offering consumers a way to get money back for former purchases and simultaneously reduce their carbon footprint by giving garments a new lease of...

By London, UK
Opinion – beauty’s attempts at sustainability are misguided

Opinion – beauty’s attempts at sustainability are misguided

So-called sustainable beauty products are everywhere. But with a new beauty line coming out almost every month, is less production the only way to achieve more in terms of true sustainability? It seems counterintuitive to say that the beauty industry is becoming more complex, especially when our understanding of which ingredients are necessary for maintaining healthy skin is improving. But take a walk into a local beauty department and it’d be...

By London, UK
New documentary goes undercover inside SHEIN’s factories

New documentary goes undercover inside SHEIN’s factories

Available on Channel 4, the documentary reveals that workers making clothing for the fast-fashion giant SHEIN are paid as little as 3p per garment while working 18-hour shifts. Most of us aren’t blind to the fact that the availability of ultra-cheap clothing is impossible without the exploitation of workers who sew them. But this doesn’t make the findings in Channel 4’s new documentary any less shocking. Titled Untold: Inside the Shein Machine,...

By London, UK