What Do Stores Do With Returned Clothing?

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For some of us, it’s difficult to remember what shopping was like before the Internet. But, there was a time when in order to buy something, you had to drive to a store; fill your hands with merchandise in various sizes; try it all … more

Which Brands are Fast Fashion?

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Typically when we think of fast fashion H&M, ZARA, Forever 21, Primark and/or Topshop are usually top of mind. However there are a lot of other brands that can’t as clearly be identified as fast fashion. We looked into some popular brands to make … more

10 Must-Read Sustainable Fashion Books

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Our top picks for books to learn more about environmental and social issues in the fashion industry — and what you can do to help. “Consumed” by Aja Barber The industry needs to change and this book does a great job breaking down the … more

What Is a Living Wage and Why Isn’t the Fashion Industry Paying It to Garment Workers?

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The average garment factory worker is pressured to work at least 10-12 hours a day — and yet, they still can’t afford to support themselves and their families. An estimated 98% of garment workers, of which 75% are young women, don’t earn a living … more

Ultra Fast Fashion: The Newest Wave of Throwaway Clothing

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By now you’re probably well aware (and hopefully wary) of the concept of fast fashion. You’ve no doubt conjured up thoughts of mega retailers like Zara, H&M, Forever 21, and even family-focused chains like Old Navy and The Children’s Place. But quickly overtaking these … more

Why Fast Fashion Brands Steal Designs & What You Can Do

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The recent Amazon series LuLaRich documents the rise and fall of the infamous multilevel marketing company LuLaRoe, which was known for its quirky, colorful printed leggings that “felt like butter” and had a cult-like following. One of the interviews is with a former designer … more

What It’s like to Produce Garments in a Pandemic

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Manufacturing clothing here in the Philippines in the midst of a global pandemic has compounded every challenge we already faced as a less than two year old garment manufacturing business. Fighting industry standards to give more power and better profit to Filipina workers is a monumental task even in the best of circumstances- a global pandemic just added to our list of obstacles!

The Cycle Of Secondhand Fashion – What Happens to Our Unwanted Clothes?

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It’s time to understand the journey of secondhand clothing post-export: the salvage market. Where the salvage market thrives is within developing countries that are willing to take in millions of tonnes of “stuff” every year via shipping containers. These items go for resale in street markets and usually small shops run by marginalized communities.

The Two Major Problems The Secondhand Industry Is Facing (That We Have The Power To Solve!)

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Contributor Jazzmine Raine digs into what effect the growing interest in secondhand fashion is having on people and the environment – are we swapping unsustainable shopping for something better?

The Secret Plastic Waste That Comes With Your Clothes

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Did you know that basically all clothing is shipped in plastic? Even if you buy a garment in store, it likely still came shipped in a wasteful plastic poly bag.⁠ Poly bags are typically made from polyethylene or polypropylene, materials that require crude oil … more

Why it’s SO Hard to Find Clothes that Fit

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A few months ago I posted a video about measuring and sizes and it included a link to a survey. I wanted to get some insight into the mystery of clothing sizes and fit and have actual data on what sizes and shapes people … more