Ethical and unethical fashion

Unethical fashion

Articles, reports, etc.

Rana Plaza:
— BBC, ‘Bangladesh Dhaka building collapse leaves 87 dead‘ (24/04/13) on bbc.co.uk: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22275597
— J. A. Manik and J. Yardley, ‘Building Collapse in Bangladesh Leaves Scores Dead‘ (24/04/13) on nytimes.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/bangladesh-building-collapse.html
— J. Alam and F. Hossain, ‘Bangladesh collapse search over; death toll 1,127‘ (13/05/13) on yahoo.com: https://www.yahoo.com/news/bangladesh-collapse-search-over-death-toll-1-127-122554495.html
— M. H. Opu , S. T. Chowdhury, ‘In Pictures: Recounting horror of Rana Plaza‘ (27/04/14) on aljazeera.com: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2014/04/pictures-bangladesh-remembers-r-201442114058144178.html
— E. Yeung, Eight Storeys (4 min. 11 sec. video): https://vimeo.com/79092132
— Rainbow Collective, Rana Plaza Survivors Call on Brands to Pay Up (stories from survivors of the Rana Plaza disaster; 3 min. 7 sec. video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhdjrau-UYk
Rana Plaza articles on theguardian.com: https://www.theguardian.com/world/rana-plaza?page=5

S. Parry, ‘The true cost of your cheap clothes: slave wages for Bangladesh factory workers‘ (11/06/16) on scmp.com: http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1970431/true-cost-your-cheap-clothes-slave-wages-bangladesh-factory
M. Bain and J. Avin, ‘The thing that makes Bangladesh’s garment industry such a huge success also makes it deadly‘ (24/04/15) on qz.com: http://qz.com/389741/the-thing-that-makes-bangladeshs-garment-industry-such-a-huge-success-also-makes-it-deadly/

N. Fitch, ‘‘The Deadly Cost of Fashion’‘ (15/04/14) on nytimes.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/opinion/the-deadly-cost-of-fashion.html

D. Rasimaviciute, ‘After A Life-Changing Experience At A Cambodian Sweatshop, This Blogger Wants You To Open Your Eyes Too‘ (13/11/15) on aplus.com: http://aplus.com/a/anniken-jorgensen-interview-sweatshop-season-2

K. Martinko, ‘H&M has been hoodwinked by its own sustainability mandate‘ (17/02/15) on treehugger.com: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-fashion/hm-has-been-hoodwinked-its-own-sustainability-mandate.html

S. Ditty, ‘Response to CEO of H&M on Guardian article ‘reducing consumption will create a social catastrophe’‘ on fashionrevolution.org: http://fashionrevolution.org/response-to-ceo-of-hm-on-guardian-article-reducing-consumption-will-create-a-social-catastrophe/

Clean Clothes Campaign, ‘10 Biggest Excuses For Not Paying a Living Wage (And Why They Suck)‘ (28/09/12) on ecouterre.com: http://www.ecouterre.com/10-biggest-excuses-for-not-paying-a-living-wage-and-why-they-suck/

Cheap and nasty: The ugly truth behind rock bottom prices‘ (29/07/16) on responsibletradeworldwide.com: http://www.responsibletradeworldwide.com/blog/cheap-and-nasty-the-ugly-truth-behind-rock-bottom-prices

Articles by Tansy Hoskins: http://www.tansyhoskins.org/recentarticles/

I. Winterstein, ‘Meet the Invisible Women Who Stitch Your Shoes‘ (03/08/16) on ecouterre.com: http://www.ecouterre.com/meet-the-invisible-women-who-stitch-your-shoes/

L. Oijala, ‘What Is Fast Fashion?‘ on leaf.tv: https://www.leaf.tv/articles/what-is-fast-fashion/

B. S. Claeson, Our Voices, Our Safety: Bangladeshi Garment Workers Speak Out (ILRF, 2015): http://laborrights.org/publications/our-voices-our-safety-bangladeshi-garment-workers-speak-out

J. M. Chua, ‘Cambodian Garment Workers Are Working Themselves to Death‘ (08/18/14) on ecouterre.com: http://www.ecouterre.com/cambodian-garment-workers-are-working-themselves-to-death/

R. Chandran (Thomson Reuters Foundation), ‘Indian women braid straps for big brands in conditions ‘worse than sweatshops’‘ (04/08/16) on reuters.com: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-women-homeworkers-idUSKCN10F1JL

M. Chen, ‘‘When We Made Mistakes in Our Sewing, They Slapped Us’‘ (21/12/15) on thenation.com: https://www.thenation.com/article/when-we-made-mistakes-in-our-sewing-they-slapped-us/

Human Rights Watch, ‘“Work Faster or Get Out”‘ (11/03/15) on hrw.org: https://www.hrw.org/report/2015/03/11/work-faster-or-get-out/labor-rights-abuses-cambodias-garment-industry

J. Allchin, ‘This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9‘ (‘What’s the real price we pay for cheap clothing?’; n.d.) on takepart.com: http://www.takepart.com/feature/2013/12/16/the-true-cost-of-cheap-fashion?cmpid=tp-ptnr-upworthy

J. Allwood, ‘Well dressed?‘ (01/04/07) on cam.ac.uk: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/well-dressed

B. Claeson, Deadly Secrets: How apparel brands cover up safety hazards (International Labor Rights Forum, 2012): http://www.laborrights.org/sites/default/files/publications-and-resources/DeadlySecrets.pdf [PDF]

International Labor Rights Forum > Industries > Apparel: http://www.laborrights.org/industries/apparel

T. Hoskins, ‘Luxury brands: higher standards or just a higher mark-up?’ (10/12/14) on theguardian.com: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/10/luxury-brands-behind-gloss-same-dirt-ethics-production

T. Hoskins, ‘“Fashion” is just an excuse for the rich to exploit the poor‘ (20/05/14) on : http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/05/fashion-just-excuse-rich-exploit-poor

Made-By, ‘Top News‘ on made-by.org: http://www.made-by.org/news/top/

Fashion Revolution blog: http://fashionrevolution.org/blog/

Clean Clothes Campaign:
The Facts Behind Fashion: https://cleanclothes.org/ua
Stitched up (living wage): https://cleanclothes.org/livingwage/stitched-up
Safety in the garment industry: https://cleanclothes.org/safety

Labour Behind the Label campaigns:
— Change your shoes: http://labourbehindthelabel.org/campaigns/shoes/
— Living wage: http://labourbehindthelabel.org/campaigns/living-wage/
— Worker safety: http://labourbehindthelabel.org/campaigns/worker-safety/

Follow the Things (‘Who makes the things that we buy?’): http://www.followthethings.com/

K. Hunt, ‘Supporting Sustainable Fashion Is a Human Rights Issue‘ on relevantmagazine.com: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/reject-apathy/supporting-sustainable-fashion-human-rights-issue

Ashlee, ‘5 myths about ethical shopping‘ on greenwithme.com.au: http://greenwithme.com.au/2015/09/08/5-myths-about-ethical-shopping/

Documentaries and videos

E. Andrews, Why your $8 shirt is a huge problem (Grist, 2016; 3 min. 38 sec. video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqGpOcIopgQ

BBC Panorama, Dying for a Bargain (2013; 30 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQg8pbR0Cx8

Asia Floor Wage Alliance, Living Wage Now! (2016; 32 min. 51 sec.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxFwA-jw3X4

Fashion Revolution’s ‘Film Library‘ board on pintrest.com: https://uk.pinterest.com/fashrevglobal/film-library/

Andrew Morgan (director), The True Cost (Untold, 2015): http://truecostmovie.com/ Trailer:

Fault Lines, ‘Made in Bangladesh‘ (Al Jazeera, 2013): http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/faultlines/2013/08/201382611617275364.html

The Fifth Estate, ‘Made in Bangladesh‘ (CBC News, 2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onD5UOP5z_c (also see: http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2013-2014/made-in-bangladesh)

The fifth Estate, ‘After the Cameras Went Away: Made in Bangladesh‘ (CBC News, 2014): http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2013-2014/after-the-cameras-went-away-made-in-bangladesh (starts about 1.25 into video; mostly an overview of ‘Made in Bangladesh’ episode)

Y. Khatun, Bangladesh in Crisis (Islam Channel):
— Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwWPykS9hkM
— Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOQigVLi6fw

A. Leonard, The Story of Stuff (21 min. 24 sec. animated presentation; 2007): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GorqroigqM

You and Yours, ‘Fast Fashion – Affordable or Exploitative‘ (55 min. audio; BBC Radio 4, 2014): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03w0gwd

File on 4, ‘What Price Cheap Clothes?‘ (38 min. auido; BBC Radio 4, 2013): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03b0yf8

VICE News, Toxic Tanneries (22/01/15; 11 min. 43 sec. viceo) on vice.com: https://news.vice.com/video/toxic-tanneries-poisoning-workers-in-bangladesh

Vice News, From Sex Worker to Seamstress: The High Cost of Cheap Clothes (15/10/14; 12 min. 53 sec.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnXhB1XtL2o

Aftenposten, Sweatshop — Deadly Fashion on aptv.no:
— Season 1 (2014): http://www.aftenposten.no/webtv/#!/video/21032/sweatshop-ep-1-how-many-will-die-here-every-year
— Season 2 (2016): http://www.aftenposten.no/webtv/#!/video/111655/ep-1-the-dispair

Potent Whisper, Changing Room (3 min. 23 sec.; spoken word): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVUtYcvg74Y

K. Leotsakou, How to Make Money in the Fashion Industry (2015): https://youtu.be/PuglMe7_LXc

Books

E. L. Cline, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (London: Penguin, 2012): http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/309019/overdressed-by-elizabeth-l-cline/9781591846543/

T. E. Hoskins, Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion (London: Pluto Press, 2014): http://www.plutobooks.com/display.asp?K=9780745334561

L. Siegle, To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? (London: Fourth Estate, 2011): https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780007264094/to-die-for

Misc.

Interactive: L. Poulton, F. Panetta, J. Burke, D. Levene and the Guardian Interactive team, The Shirt on Your Back (16/04/14) on theguardian.com: http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/apr/bangladesh-shirt-on-your-back

Infographics: Fashion Revolution’s ‘#whomademyclothes Quotes & Facts‘ board on pinterest.com: https://uk.pinterest.com/fashrevglobal/whomademyclothes-quotes-facts/

Brand comparison tools

Rank a Brand (‘How sustainable is your favourite brand?’): http://www.rankabrand.org/

Ethical Consumer buyers’ guides > Clothing on ethicalconsumer.org: http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/buyersguides/clothing/

Ethical fashion

Articles

S. Davies, ‘Slow Fashion: What It Is and Why It’s So Important‘ (19/04/16) on theprivatelifeofagirl.com: http://www.theprivatelifeofagirl.com/2016/04/what-is-slow-fashion-movement.html

M. Dickson, C. Cataldi and C. Grover, ‘The slow fashion movement‘ (07/05/11) on notjustalabel.com: https://www.notjustalabel.com/editorial/slow-fashion-movement

S. Davie, ‘Caring For Clothes So They Last Longer‘ (20/06/16) on theprivatelifeofagirl.com: http://www.theprivatelifeofagirl.com/2016/06/caring-for-clothes-so-they-last-longer.html

K. Tyner, ‘The case for fewer — but better — clothes‘ (31/03/14) on qz.com: http://qz.com/189904/the-case-for-fewer-but-better-clothes/

J. Allwood, ‘Well dressed?‘ (01/04/07) on cam.ac.uk: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/well-dressed

Greenpeace, ‘This year’s trendiest new thing is already in your closet‘ on greenpeace.org: https://act.greenpeace.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1844&ea.campaign.id=43969

J. M. Chua, ‘Sarah Lazarovic’s “Buyerarchy of Needs” Tells It Like It is‘ (04/09/14) on ecouterre.com: http://www.ecouterre.com/sarah-lazarovics-buyerarchy-of-needs-tells-it-like-it-is/

buyerarchy

L. Bozzone, ‘Can Someone on a Budget Afford an Ethical Wardrobe? I Tried It to Find Out‘ (24/08/16) on verilymag.com: http://verilymag.com/2016/08/ethical-fashion-fast-fashion-sseko-31-bits-love41-the-giving-keys-ubuntu

Made-By, ‘Top News‘ on made-by.org: http://www.made-by.org/news/top/

Fashion Revolution blog: http://fashionrevolution.org/blog/

Ashlee, ‘5 myths about ethical shopping‘ on greenwithme.com.au: http://greenwithme.com.au/2015/09/08/5-myths-about-ethical-shopping/

Ethical Consumer, ‘Catwalk to Ethical Fashion‘ (report into the fashion industry), on ethicalconsumer.org: http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalreports/fashionindustry.aspx

Fashion Revolution, The #Haulternative on fashionrevolution.org: http://fashionrevolution.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/FR_Haulternatives_2016.pdf [PDF]

A. Brismar, ‘Ask the expert: Can I follow trends and be sustainable?‘ (27/02/15) on makeitlast.se: http://makeitlast.se/2015/02/27/ask-the-expert-can-i-follow-trends-and-be-sustainable/

Green Strategy, ‘Seven forms of sustainable fashion‘ on greenstrategy.se: http://www.greenstrategy.se/sustainable-fashion/seven-forms-of-sustainable-fashion/

Green Strategy, ‘Sustainable consumption‘ (includes ‘Seven steps to a more sustainable clothes consumption’ and ‘Seven questions [to ask] before making a purchasing decision’) on greenstrategy.se: http://www.greenstrategy.se/sustainable-fashion/fashion-consumption/

A Hall, ‘The Strategy That Helped One Woman Put An End To Her Impulse Shopping‘ (10/23/14) on huffingtonpost.com: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/23/control-impulse-buying-with-slow-shopping_n_6036768.html

J. M. Chua, ‘How to be a Conscious Fashion Consumer: Advice From the Experts‘ (06/17/16) on ecouterre.com: http://www.ecouterre.com/advice-from-the-pros-how-to-be-a-conscious-consumer/

J. M. Chua, ‘5 Ways to be a Responsible Fashion Consumer‘ (26/11/15) on ecouterre.com: http://www.ecouterre.com/5-ways-to-be-a-responsible-fashion-consumer/

Sheri Pavlović, Confessions of a Refashionista (blog): http://awesomesauceasshattery.com/

Moral Fibres > Fashion: http://moralfibres.co.uk/category/life-style/fashion/

K. Hunt, ‘Supporting Sustainable Fashion Is a Human Rights Issue‘ on relevantmagazine.com: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/reject-apathy/supporting-sustainable-fashion-human-rights-issue

K. Chayne, ‘How To Shop Consciously For Fashion‘ on moralfibres.co.uk: http://moralfibres.co.uk/shop-consciously-fashion/

Ethical brands

Mysource Database (of sustainable designers, brands, shops, etc.): http://www.ethicalfashionforum.com/source-directory

S. Davies, ‘A List of Ethical Independent Fashion Brands‘ (10/06/16) on theprivatelifeofagirl.com: http://www.theprivatelifeofagirl.com/2016/06/a-list-of-ethical-independent-fashion-brands.html

A. Zhu, ‘Shopping Guide to Chic Ethical Fashion‘ (31/12/15) on terumah.ca: http://www.terumah.ca/coolest-ethical-fashion-brands-retailers/

K. Leotsakou, Ethical Brands: http://kristenleotsakou.blogspot.co.uk/p/ethical-brands.html

Ethical Superstore: http://www.ethicalsuperstore.com/

Oh My Clumsy Heart, ‘Ethical Independent Brands‘ on pinterest.com: https://uk.pinterest.com/ohmyclumsyheart/ethical-independent-brands/

Wendy, ‘35 Ethical Clothing Brands For Women‘ on moralfibres.co.uk: http://moralfibres.co.uk/ethical-clothing-brands-women/

Make It Last’s Sustainable Brand Index: http://makeitlast.se/sustainable-brands/

Sheri Pavlović, ‘Where to shop for sustainable fashion online‘ on awesomesauceasshattery.com: http://awesomesauceasshattery.com/2016/04/15/shop-sustainable-fashion-online/

Clothes swapping

What is swishing?‘ on wiseuptowaste.org.uk: http://www.wiseuptowaste.org.uk/reuse/clothes-and-shoes/swishing

K. Purvis and M. Evrenos, ‘How to set up a clothes swap in your area‘ (15/09/14) on theguardian.com: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/15/how-to-set-up-clothes-swap-in-your-area

Get swishing: http://www.getswishing.com/

Swishing (clothes swapping): http://swishing.com/

Second-hand clothes

Oxfam online clothes store: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/second-hand-clothes

Carousell: https://carousell.com/

ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/

Vinted: https://www.vinted.co.uk/

Clothes Shake: http://www.clothes-shack.co.uk/

Preloved: http://www.preloved.co.uk/category/home/2177/clothing-and-jewellery.html

Swishing (online shop): http://www.swishing.co.uk

Gumtree: https://www.gumtree.com/clothing

Brand comparison tools

Rank a Brand (‘How sustainable is your favourite brand?’): http://www.rankabrand.org/

Ethical Consumer buyers’ guides > Clothing on ethicalconsumer.org: http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/buyersguides/clothing/

Books

E. L. Cline, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (London: Penguin, 2012): http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/309019/overdressed-by-elizabeth-l-cline/9781591846543/

T. E. Hoskins, Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion (London: Pluto Press, 2014): http://www.plutobooks.com/display.asp?K=9780745334561

Misc.

Fashion Revolution’s ‘#whomademyclothes Quotes & Facts‘ board on pinterest.com: https://uk.pinterest.com/fashrevglobal/whomademyclothes-quotes-facts/

Refashioning clothes

Virginie Peny > DIY fashion (etc.): http://virginiepeny.com/category/diy/

Trish Stitched > Refashion (DIY fashion/upcycling): https://trishstitched.com/tag/refashion/

Refashion Nation: https://refashionnation.com/

Slow Fashion by Handimania: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCt9oTuf8dc&list=PL5Ob5N5zEq5hslJZKcD059lqzz3ZBUERF

Sandra Riley Tang, ‘5 Ways To Revamp An Old TShirt (NO SEW!)‘ (8 min. 14 sec. video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAwa1ZLW25U

Cut Out and Keep > Clothing: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/category/fashion/clothing

Trash to Couture: http://www.trashtocouture.com/

DIY clothes on Tumblr.com: https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/diy-clothes