ethicalfashion

rPET: Sustainable Fashion’s Problem Child 

      What is rPET? In fashion, rPET (or recycled polyethylene terephthalate) typically means single-use plastic bottles, old fishing nets, and industrial waste turned into recycled polyester.  We’re all familiar with polyester, because it’s everywhere. It’s the most widely used fabric in the world, accounting for 52% of all fiber production in 2020 (double …

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The (R)evolution of Regenerative Agriculture: From Farm to Fashion

When we think of the faces behind our apparel and textile businesses, we usually picture the cutters, seamsters, and patternmakers. We don’t have to think deeper into the supply chain to bring our work to life. But in actuality, the tireless labor and dedication of agricultural workers are at the source of most of our …

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How To “Slay Responsibly” With Zavier Clark

#SlayingResponsibly is more than a hashtag; it is a mindset.   The concept was bred out of a to include self-care practices into my consumption habits as an individual. As a Black, plus-size, queer, nonbinary person who often consumes luxury products, I felt like I was not the picture-perfect example of what the industry was …

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Sustainable Alternatives to Anthropologie Best Sellers

Stylish, unique, and staple pieces never have to come from fast fashion brands! We can all love and appreciate the beauty of trendy brands such as Anthropologie, Free People, or Urban Outfitters. Still, the guilt of supporting unethical practices can be unbearable. Instead of purchasing pieces from Anthropologie that you might be tempted by, shop …

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Turning Trash Into Unique Pieces with Dan Pontarlier

Without a doubt, most people today would say that upcycling is in trend. Nowadays it is not a doubt to anyone, and it’s about time for it to go mainstream! From small brands and designers to major corporations in the fashion industry, everyone is aiming to take a step towards circularity. Collections made from unconventional …

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The Black One-Piece Swimsuits from Sustainable Brands We Love

Put away your quarantine sweats and get out your best SPF because summertime is upon us!   Now is the time to find your perfect Little Black Swimsuit for Hot Girl Summer 2021. Our collection of sustainable and classic black one-pieces range from simple & elegant to edgy & chic. The only things you’ll need …

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Not Everyone Is A Fashion Activist: The Need To Understand Intersectionality In Fashion Activism Practices.

The complex intersection between fashion and activism is an ever-pressing entanglement that designers, activists, environmentalists, and fashion scholars in today’s society need to understand. Fashion, like most industries, is rooted in systemic and structural issues surrounding the subjects of race, gender, class, and ability. Thus, as a result of this ever-changing reality, many individuals have …

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