Archive for August, 2016

Those Pricey “Made in Italy” Shoes Could Have Come From a Sweatshop | Ecouterre

Source: Those Pricey “Made in Italy” Shoes Could Have Come From a Sweatshop | Ecouterre

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The expensive ‘Italian’ shoes made for a pittance in east European sweatshops | Fashion | The Guardian

A troubling study claims that workers producing UK high street brands are enduring low pay and poor conditions

Source: The expensive ‘Italian’ shoes made for a pittance in east European sweatshops | Fashion | The Guardian

Not So Fast (Fashion)! African Countries to Ban Secondhand Clothing Imports | Sustainable Brands

In March, the governments of the East African Community proposed a ban on imports of secondhand clothes to their regional trade bloc by 2019. The logic is that by stopping the trade of used garments, the apparel industry in these countries will be revitalized, create jobs and exports, and bolster their economies. What interests me is the implications this ban would have on the donating Western countries: If we could no longer offload our unwanted discarded clothing onto the poor, what would we do with those clothes?

Source: Not So Fast (Fashion)! African Countries to Ban Secondhand Clothing Imports | Sustainable Brands

How PETA Won the Angora Debate and What It Means for Fashion | Intelligence | BoF

Though some argue angora rabbit fur can be shorn for wool without harming animals, PETA’s 2013 campaign compelled hundreds of major brands to stop using the fibre, radically reducing the trade.

Source: How PETA Won the Angora Debate and What It Means for Fashion | Intelligence | BoF

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