The season of the consumer is in full swing which means unethical fast fashion brands are throwing to good to be true steals and deals at those wanting shiny new gear for holiday parties, “must-have” gifts and a fresh crop of mass produced ugly Christmas sweaters to be worn once and tossed out with those throwaway party outfits – ’tis the season for (un)ethical fashion after all (and a big bah humbug to that frustrating fact)!
This year stay informed and choose to spread some sustainable, ethical holiday cheer with my latest round-up of informative garment industry articles, ethical shopping guides and charitable organizations striving to aid and promote garment worker rights:
– The Global March Against Child Labour (Global March) is a worldwide network of trade unions, teachers’ and civil society organisations that works together towards the shared development goals of eliminating and preventing all forms of child labour, slavery and trafficking and ensuring access by all children to free, meaningful and good quality public education.
– Eduard Meringo shares the awesome tale of the Messenger band, Cambodia’s all-female rock band of ex-garment workers with Post Magazine.
– I am so looking forward to the world-wide release of Citizen Journalists. Over the last year, 40 citizen journalists in Cambodia have been using smartphones and a hidden social media platform to record footage of their daily lives and working conditions in garment factories.
– Labour Behind the Label is a campaign that works to improve conditions and empower workers in the global garment industry.
– Want to shop ethical this holiday season? Check out my rundown of ecofashion resources and ethically produced brands and my guide to sustainable small businesses to shop online.
– My own little affordable online shop of ethically produced gear created from completely sustainable materials is right here.
– Ecouterre has the best ethical fashion bits from Net-A-Porter’s interview with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Speaking of celebs and fashion, do you think Katy Perry was paid less than a living wage to pose for those festive fast fashion ads?
Get my thoughts and share your own about why celebs continue to support unethical brands over here.
Disclaimer: I am not at all an expert on the big business of fast fashion however I am a concerned consumer who has chosen to learn & share as much as I can through my own personal experiences & the wealth of resources available online.
Create your own ethical style get sustainable gifting too with my thrifting tips & thrift shop gift guide then snag some sustainable outfit inspiration for those holiday parties and whip up a fab new wardrobe for the whole family!