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Bangladesh's Children Are Working 60 Hours a Week to Make Our "Fast Fashion"

It’s time to face the awful truth: Those cheap clothes we can’t get enough are probably the handiwork of impoverished children from Bangladesh, some as young as 6. About a…

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Report: Prada, Gucci Fail to Address Sweatshop Labor in Their Supply Chains

The Guccis and Pradas of the world could stand to learn a thing or two from their “fast fashion” imitators, at least when it comes to addressing labor issues in their supply…

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Li Edelkoort: Clothes Today Are Made to be Thrown Away "Like a Condom"

“The manufacturing of clothes has gone through a rapid and sordid restructuring process, which has seen production leave the Western world to profit from and exploit low-income…

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On Black Friday, Greenpeace Calls for a "Fast Fashion" Time-Out

Greenpeace wants to call a time-out on “fast fashion.” In a report published on the eve of Black Friday, the post-Thanksgiving sales extravaganza that serves as the…

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Tom Ford is "Repulsed" by Our Consumer Culture—And His Contributions to It

“I struggle with the fact that I helped create this contemporary consumer culture. And at the same time, I’m repulsed by it, disturbed by it. The reality is we are all…

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"Fast Fashion" Made These Men Some of the Planet's Richest

Want to get rich? Build a clothing empire based on aggressive expansion, breakneck turnarounds, cheap materials, and even cheaper labor. “Fast fashion,” as Quartz reported…

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Watch "Living Wage Now," a Documentary About the Struggles of Asian Garment Workers

You won’t find any easy answers in Living Wage Now. Indeed it’s the issues it poses that makes the 32-minute documentary essential viewing. Produced by the Asia Floor Wage…

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Pratt Student Responds to "Fast Fashion" With Upcycled Thesis Collection

SLOWING DOWN FASHION Burton described an overseas trip as a turning point in her journey as a designer. “I had the opportunity to go to India and there I visited some factories…

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Suzy Menkes: The Way People Buy Clothes Today is "Shameful"

“I am sorry to say that the fashion world has gone full circle over the last 100 years, if not perhaps 50 years. “Workplaces with tough conditions in developed countries…

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VIDEO: L.L. Bean Takes Aim at "Fast Fashion" With New Ad Campaign

L.L. Bean is doubling down on its 104-year-old heritage. In a 30-second spot that aired during the Boston Red Sox game on Wednesday, the Freeport, Maine–based company touts its…

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Two Dutch Designers Are Hacking "Fast Fashion" Brands Like H&M, Zara

Photos by Johannes Schwartz A pair of Dutch designers are turning the tables on “fast fashion.” Tired of playing the role of “unpaid vendors of ideas” for…

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5 Myths About Sustainable Fashion Debunked

Photo by Kris Atomic/Unsplash One of the biggest misconceptions about living a greener life is that you need a lot of time and money—two luxuries not a lot of people have. Case in…

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Your $8 Shirt is a Problem—This Video Explains Why

In the video primer above, Eve Andrews from Grist explains why bargain clothing is the root of fashion’s social and environmental ills. An $8 shirt may seem like chump change to…

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Rebecca Minkoff: Tech Can Reduce Fashion's Environmental Impact

Photo by K2 images/Shutterstock “I hope that with our new model #seebuywear, we will have less guesswork and waste going in to the process as we are making things that are…

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Don't Fall for Cheap, Trendy E-Tailers That Advertise on Facebook

Photo by Shutterstock My Dad is full of aphorisms. One of his favorites? If you pay peanuts, don’t be surprised if you get monkeys. Nowhere does this hold more true than with the…

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"Willfully Ignorant" Consumers See Ethical Shoppers as Boring, Unfashionable

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Those who can, do; those who can’t, mock? That’s the conclusion a team of Ohio State University researchers drew after questioning consumers…

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Mango's New Strategy: Make "Fast Fashion" Even Faster

Photo by TonyV3112/Shutterstock Just when you thought “fast fashion” couldn’t get any faster, Mango ups and decides it wants to leave its competition in the dust. In a…

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Livia Firth Compares Fast-Fashion Brands to Drug Pushers

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock “In Bangladesh you see women who work 12 to 16 hours a day to produce our clothes in factories which have bars on the windows and guards at the…

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