Though recycling polyester and recycled polyester garments are a step in the right direction as far as the circular economy is concerned, there are still some serious issues relating to its production and popularity as an “eco” option.
Some people don’t like wearing tampons or other insertable period products like menstrual cups but still want to make an impact when it comes to reducing waste. Learn about my experience with cloth pads and Thinx period panties in this unsponsored review, with FAQs!
Social enterprises and corporations that want to look woke often recall their give-back and charity campaigns. But this is a kind of greenwashing because it distracts from the underlying systemic issues in a supply chain or corporate environment. Even WalMart donates, but that’s not enough.
The True Cost premiered four years ago and I recently re-watched it. Here is what has changed in the fast fashion industry, where there’s cause for hope, what The True Cost misses, and ethical fashion advocacy that really works, plus a call-to-action.
Though individual activism and the zero waste movement can be useful tools, they tend to ignore the fact that individual choices can’t solve the problem of climate change if policies and corporations don’t get on board with our actions.
Some people claim that ethical fashion is expensive, insular, and out of touch. I provide multiple resources for connecting with the wider network of industry professionals and people with more eccentric tastes to prove that ethical fashion is for everyone.
I have read a lot of think pieces and seen a lot of complaints about influencer culture’s lack of fairness. In this piece, I talk about why it’s sort of impossible for influencer marketing to ever be fair.
Cost is a huge barrier to access, but especially in ethical fashion. On the eve of Fashion Revolution Week 2019, we should be careful as advocates to remember that income plays a huge role in our ability to purchase ethical and sustainable goods.