News You Should Know
You may have missed some interest stories in September.
Debunking ethical fashion myths, yet another story of sexual abuse in factories, as well as an inspiring video on how to dump fast fashion for good!
All that and more in this September's edition of News You Should Know...
Knowledge is power!
1. Nine Common Myths About Ethical Fashion
There is a lot of false insights and propaganda about the ethical fashion industry.
Does a higher price mean that the workers are then paid fairly?
Can most clothes be recycled?
And are your clothes actually from the country listed on the tag?
This article was written in partnership with Fashion Revolution - each myth is explained with the matching truth behind each false claim.
2. How Sexual Assault Took Hold In Jeans Factories
Sadly, these stories are commonplace when companies don't care about how their products are made. When a brand only cares about getting the cheapest possible price, it fosters an environment where worker abuse thrives.
This story is from Lesotho's capital, Maseru. Stories of sexual abuse are documented in one of the city's largest factories - where jeans are made for big brands like Levi's.
It's important that we hear and fight for these women so that the abuse can stop, as well as fighting to create an industry that is safer for the next generation of female garment workers.
*Warning: some people may find the stories discussed to be distressing*
3. The Devastating Effects Of Fast Fashion Copycats
Fast fashion has proven that they will stop at nothing for an extra dollar.
Sustainable and Australian made swimwear brand, Cleonie Swimwear, has had two of its bikinis blatantly copies and sold for a fraction of the price by Shein.
Months of hard work shamelessly copied... but is anyone actually surprised?
Here's how fast fashion is shamelessly copying ethical labels.
VIDEO: How To Break Up With Fast Fashion
How many of us have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear?
Gabriella Smith shows you exactly how to end your toxic relation with fast fashion - and to start embracing the slow fashion movement.
Worth A Read - Wear No Evil by Greta Eagan
Eagan is passionate about mobilising people around the world to change the world with their wardrobe.
If you want to do just that, then this is the book for you!
Click here to learn more about Wear No Evil!