Fast Fashion

We Are Using Art to Demand Ethical Labour for Bangladeshi Garment Workers

Robin Pacific | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Robin Pacific

In Dhaka and other big production centres, the garment workers have a measure of economic autonomy, often the sole support of their families. They want to keep their jobs. They want us to keep buying the clothes they make. They have never called for a boycott. What they want to change is their poor wages and despicably unsafe working condition. And thus was born The FAST Campaign a series of art projects leading to consumer activism -- a demand for a FAIR living wage; ADULT labour only, SAFE working conditions, and no unpaid over-TIME.

John Oliver Has An Important Message For Joe Fresh

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Style

The talk show host shines a light just how unethical fast fashion brands really are.

Three Ways to Rethink Fair Wages

Kristen Marano | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Business
Kristen Marano

In my opinion, the appropriate wage would be set against local economics to cover basic living conditions like food, housing, and healthcare, and ensure that people can take care of their families without having to work multiple jobs. I asked three experts to answer the question, what is a fair wage? Three distinct ways to rethink fair wages emerged.

Loops and Change: Vancouver Eco Fashion Week Welcomes H&M

Jenica Chuahiock | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Style
Jenica Chuahiock

H&M's attempt to practice the closed-loop fibre strategy is a needed initiative in fashion sustainability. It is an interesting solution, not just for its environmental benefits, but also for its commercial and economic potential.

365 Days Of Secondhand Clothes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Style

Talk about eco-chic! Christina Dean, the founder of ReDress, an organization whose goal is to promote environmental sustainability in the fashion i...

Behind the Headlines: Ever Tried a Buycott?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The recent collapse of a multi-storey factory in Bangladesh was a tipping point for a trend of transparency in retail. Shoppers vote with their dollars, and have the power to shift marketplace trends. But if you lack the knowledge to enforce that power, you might as well be powerless. Don't worry: There are apps for that.

Why Is it So Hard to Design Beautiful, Ethical Fashion?

Ana Wang | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Style
Ana Wang

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.

This Means War: My Pre-Shop at Maison Martin Margiela For H&M

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Style
Hallae Khosravi

I won entrance into the pre-shop for the highly coveted Margiela collection at H&M the night before it opened to the public. We had four in our group, but it was everyone for themselves on the second floor. I did quite well climbing through racks and saying "sorry" compulsively to trick people into thinking I was polite and not a blood-hungry Margiela fiend.

Why You Need to Stop Bragging About How Cheap Your Clothes Are

Ana Wang | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Style
Ana Wang

Face it: we as a collective are addicted to discounts. Fashion's Night Out is an attempt by the industry to show another side, the side that has almost been lost and overshadowed by an industry now built on sales. Why is it that we are often more proud of how good we are at deal-hunting than we are about the actual qualities of the clothes we buy? And trust me, someone is paying for that $10 top, even if it isn't you.

The Business Of Cheap And Chic (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Tara MacInnis | Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada Style

This feature was produced by Tara MacInnis, a student in Ryerson University's School of Journalism, in partnership with The Huffington Post Canada. ...

How Ethical Fashion Can Actually Be Good for You

Ana Wang | Posted 03.31.2012 | Canada Style
Ana Wang

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.