Photo by Michael Beauplet for The Wild
2013 will be a really big year for ethical fashion. The anti-fur movement has had a huge surge, and also an evolution into something more sophisticated and fashion-savvy. Many fashion insiders have taken up the cause and I think 2013 will feature even more international policy banning the cruel trade, as so many European countries did this year.
More and more mainstream media are covering workers' rights issues like the many tragic factory fires in sweatshops for fast-fashion labels. Many of the problems inherent in the mainstream fashion industrial complex are also being revealed.
In addition, many mills and factories are stepping up to the plate and creating innovative recycled, organic, closed-loop, and eco- or labor-certified textiles, and the demand for these products among designers, stylists, celebs and citizens is growing. I am counting on lucky 13 and am excited to see my own menswear brand grow, as well!