The collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013 claimed over 1,000 lives and was a wake up call for fashion houses, NGOs and consumers to fix an industry rife with abuses. Five years on, how much have companies—and consumers—changed their ways? Eco-Business finds out.
Ruchira Tabassum Naved
and Sadika Akhter –
The garment industry has powered Bangladesh's economy and put more people to work than any other sector, especially women, in the last 40 years. But it has taken a heavy toll on women's mental and physical welfare.
Kevin Moss –
Clever marketing or an attempt to nudge consumers in the right direction? WRI's Kevin Moss explains why brands like Patagonia and REI and their stance against the Black Friday sales frenzy is a win for sustainability.
With the end-of-year sales beckoning, is fabric choice the key to more responsible clothes shopping? Patsy Perry from the University of Manchester explains the impact of fast fashion and how to be a better consumer.
It is clear that the linear take-make-waste model of the fashion industry is unsustainable, but how do other forms of production and consumption measure up? Here's what else we need to find out to change our clothing.
Vaidehi Shah –
Australian bank St George's start-up competition will see 12 companies competing for A$25,000 grants to make their ideas a reality. Among these is Kusaga Athletic, which says it makes the world's greenest T-shirt.
HK non-profit Redress chief executive Christina Dean appeals to consumers to be more eco-conscious of their fashion choices by joining her Get Redressed Challenge to reuse dumped and discarded clothing
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