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I've been on the search recently for more natural fibers and materials when it comes to the clothing I wear, especially my gym and yoga wear. Which is mostly polyester and synthetic (yours is too, check the label). Little did I know how bad this fabric is for our environment. After a bit of digging... it's not so good, to say the least!
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Fifteen per cent of kids are missing school to work.
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There once was a time when eco-friendly companies were hard to come by, but thankfully, we've seen an increase in ethical clothing options that are beneficial to the environment and the workers who make them! Here are 11 brands making waves in the realm of high-end, ethical fashion, that prove you don't have to compromise your morals for your love of style.
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While shopping, looking at my purchased items makes me wonder: Where were they made? Who made them? And under what conditions? However, it wasn't until recently that I reminded myself that perhaps the items I was purchasing for myself and my children were made by children themselves.
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He joins the likes of Stella McCartney, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein who have all expressed their concerns when it comes to fur trade.
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Fur is luxurious. It's style-wise, culturally enduring and socially debated. Old money, new money and bourgeoisie in between, we love fur, if not just the look of fur.Fur also happens to be the most debated fashion topic. To Fur or Not To Fur? That is the question. How do you decide?
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It's 2015, and yet there are no African brands selling in most North American stores, and where the raw materials are African, that message is not well-delivered or even sought-after. In the world of fashion, this represents a massive opportunity for fresh fashion ideas, business and growth.
With the holiday season come lots of fun events. It's a time of year to get together with friends we might not see that often, for some laughs and yummy treats. But with the many invitations comes the usual question: What on earth will I wear?
American Apparel's energy and fashion risk-taking was refreshing, and I would venture to say that it revived a love for long-lost styles that have since been adopted and copied by many fast-fashion retailers. Blatant dare-to-dream mentality and unabated vision is so hard to come by these days. Whatever happens, American Apparel is an example of what to do.
I'm the girl who believes that the planet and its people are more important than a few extra things in my closet but I was not born from a rock hugging trees and growing my own food. I wasn't born an activist -- in fact, I'm non-confrontational, a bit timid and I don't always remember to recycle. And yet, I broke up with fast fashion.
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The United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland has recently published a unique cookbook, Recipes for Peace, Rights & Well-being, which shares the secrets of many "recipes" for its peace and humanitarian initiatives that have changed the world, combined with superb recipes from some of Geneva's most celebrated chefs.
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Unlike other start-ups, Ms. Mehrvar knows each of these women in Cambodia who is counting on her company, Lotus, to succeed. She launched the firm as a for-profit social enterprise, and for the textile industry in the developing world, her company couldn't have arrived at a better time.
I love fashion. But I have a confession: I haven't bought anything new for a very long time. It's not that I don't want to, it's just that I can't find what I want. Well, that's not exactly accurate. I can find plenty of things I like, but almost nothing that I love. Because love for me is about more than how something looks.
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The price of a piece of clothing is not at all indicative of the working conditions of its manufacturer. On top of that, implying (or outright saying) that there is something morally wrong with paying ten dollars for a t-shirt is incredibly classist. The truth is that when brand names charge higher prices for their items, that extra cash usually goes to two places: into the pockets of CEOs and other higher-ups, and into the company's advertising budget.
Most people don't care enough about doing good to change their fast fashion habits. Sure, the environment is important. And yes, so is the economy. And yes, so is being ethical. But these things are not enough to persuade people away from our number one obsession: ourselves.