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Sustainable Fashion News
Transcript of Sustainable Fashion News
The devaluation of the world of men is in direct proportion to the increasing value of the world of things, Karl Marx 1844
What does your clothes mean to you?
Will the fashion industry ever be sustainable?
Who is responsible for bad working conditions? and environmental problems that are consequences of the high consumption?
What can we as consumers do?
How can the industry change to become sustainable?
What do you see as the main problem of this industry?
How do we ensure that workers are treated fairly?
Are there some companies that have initiatives already addressing these problems?
Working conditions are unfair
Modern slavery is still part of the fashion industry. What makes it complex is that developing countries have to work with big corporations to achieve economic growth. People in these countries want a job so they can pay their living expenses, they don't have many choices and are forced to work in unhealthy conditions, unsafe environments and with a low salary. This is called modern slavery.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The true cost of our clothes
The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world!
Your shopping habits are killing our planet
Sustainable Fashion News
- Why did you choose this outfit today?
- How often do you buy clothes?
- Where are your clothes from?
- Do any of your clothes have a good story?
- Do you buy you clothes second hand?
Cotton is one of the most water consuming crops
Monoculture, environmental degradation
Trash, landfills, methane
Local markets are ruined by your donations
"Fashion, more than any other industry in the world, embraces obsolescence as a primary goal" (Joy et al. 2012, p 276)
‘Only about one-fifth of the clothing donated to charities is directly used or sold in their thrift shops.’(Claudio 2007, p. 452)