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Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The planet is becoming the biggest fashion victim going. One million tonnes of clothing textiles are thrown away in the UK alone each year, partially ...

Who Doesn't Love A Bargain?

Jo Salter | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Salter

Ask yourself if you really love and need your bargain item. Ask yourself why it is cheap - is someone else paying the price? Ask yourself what's going to happen to it in the future. If you are happy with the answers you have given yourself then wahoooo - you've got yourself a bargain!

Five Reasons Why It's Better FOR YOU To Buy Ethical Clothes

Jo Salter | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Jo Salter

People like me often talk (bang on and on) about ethical clothes and the benefits for those people creating them and for our planet too. That's all very well but, let's face it, however selfless we are feeling, most of us want to know what's in it for us. Well here are five good reasons why it is better to buy ethical clothes, and not an altruistic one among them!

The Only Way Is Ethics

Jo Salter | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Style
Jo Salter

Clothes shopping has changed dramatically in the last 30 years or so. Fast Fashion is the term used to describe the clothing industry of the most recent decades. Whereas the price of most of our items - houses, fuel, food - has increased in this time period, our clothing has become cheaper and cheaper. It is actually cheaper to buy clothes now than in the 1980s!

Want To Do Your Bit For The Environment? Start With Your Wardrobe

Adam Manuel | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Style
Adam Manuel

Items distributed from the East use ships, lorries, airplanes, or a combination of all three during the transportation process, all of which require fossil fuels; dyes run into rivers and destroy plant and aquatic life; and when many garments hit the shelves the origins are often completely unknown.

A Beginner's Guide To Fast Fashion

Raquel Wallace | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Raquel Wallace

So what does this mean for our planet? Well, what happens to all these garments once they're old news? Do they sit at the back of our wardrobe inevitably disposed of during a "spring clean"? Or maybe we send them off to a charity shop?

These Fashion Houses Are Taking Sustainability Seriously

Phillip Othen | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Style

Sustainability is the hottest buzzword in fashion right now. Let’s be fair, it’s not easy for an industry built around wide-eyed escapism to face ...

Fast Fashion, Mass Manufacture, And Meaningful Work

Tamsin Lejeune | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Tamsin Lejeune

In the context of life in Myanmar, of course there is a different lens on this. Tedious work that pays is aspirational if the alternative is an inability to feed one's children. Yet, what this experience brought home to me was the depth of our double standards across the fashion industry as a whole.

Why Embracing Slow Fashion Could Reduce Pressure On The Natural World

Adam Manuel | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Style
Adam Manuel

While more and more general consumers are starting to take the implications of carbon emissions seriously, the fashion industry is lagging behind. Green and fair trade designers utilising domestic talent and sustainable technology may be gaining traction among small niches; however, the majority of large scale fashion houses still source cheap labour from overseas and use unethical manufacturing processes.

Gratitude: A We.Are.Able Response To Social Justice

Kim Pearce | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Style
Kim Pearce

Every human is on their own 'hero's journey', each of us attempting to make peace with the greater parts of self. If you believe what's playing out in mainstream media and in our political and educational systems, you just might fool yourself into thinking that you don't have what it takes to create what you want.

Why We Need A Sustainable ASOS And How To Make That Happen

Tamsin Lejeune | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Style
Tamsin Lejeune

I know I am not alone in my frustration as a conscious fashion consumer. Design led, sustainably produced fashion that a discerning lover of fashion can feel proud to wear (and also afford) is hard to get hold of. As Founder of the Ethical Fashion Forum, you can be sure I'm going to be asked what I'm wearing, wherever I go

Why You Should Mark Fashion Revolution Week By Making Your Own Clothes

Dominique Major | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Style
Dominique Major

Sewing your own clothes allows you to take back ownership of your wardrobe. You can start making clothes that suit you, made from fabrics you choose, rather than being shaped by what retailers tell you you want... The first step to improving the ethical quality of the fashion industry is yours to take.

The Clothes Keeper

Orsola de Castro | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Style
Orsola de Castro

It's quite simple really: fast fashion is like a one night stand. You go in for the quickie without thinking about it too much and the next morning you wake up and realise your bedfellow isn't that interesting, or his smell doesn't suit you.

How to Buy Better

Lucy Tammam | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

The fast fashion high street can F off. Here is my guide to getting all the clothes you need, with what ever budget you have and not screwing over the planet and people (all be it ones you don't have to see or think about) in the process.

How Your T-Shirt Saves the World

Johan Norberg | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Style
Johan Norberg

The strangest thing about the debate about "fast fashion" and garment factories in poor countries is that it carries on as if there were no research on the subject. Western activists rail against "sweatshops", but among researchers and economists from left to right there is a consensus that these jobs are the stepping stones out of poverty.

Deadly Fast Fashion

Ilana Winterstein | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Style
Ilana Winterstein

One of the flawed messages of fast fashion is that clothes are disposable: wear a top once or twice, tire of it and throw it away in favour of the latest look. This has direct consequences on the women who make our clothes.

Fast Fashion Is About as Tasteful as 'Big Brother'

Tom Cridland | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK Style
Tom Cridland

As designers, we should keep our customers coming back by innovating and creating something new. I will view this as a labour of love, but it is very sad that many of the world's biggest fast fashion retailers would rather churn out mass produced goods that are systemically built to fall apart.

'Make Do and Mend' - Just Another Trend?

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Style
Leeanne Boulton

Not only does making good and mend - refashioning what's already in existence - fulfil us creatively, it's also economically, socially and environmentally beneficial... It is certainly far more eco-friendly on a many number of levels, to give your existing wardrobe a bespoke makeover than to commit to the bin or charity shop without a second thought.

It's Harder Being a Man, Right?

Philip T. Wylonis | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip T. Wylonis

Men are supposed to take 10 seconds to get ready. Why? Because everything goes together: shirts, jumpers and skinny jeans or chinos - et voila: the professional Scandinavian late-twenties hipster reincarnated.

The Fashion Revolution

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The grounds upon which the eight storey commercial building collapsed were swampy and the cracks on its walls were large. Garment workers were forced to go back to work knowing that this building was unsafe to work in.

From Fast Fashion to Slow Style

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

So workers are suffering because of low wages and dangerous working conditions, consumers are suffering thanks to poor quality clothing that doesn't last and the environment is suffering due to the overproduction of clothes and a complete lack of regard for sustainability. The clothes may be cheap but we are all paying for them one way or another.

Fabric Of Society

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While many clothes companies have been associated with the Dhaka factory tragedy, low-cost, fast fashion provider Primark has taken the culpability cr...

Ethical Living - An Issue of Class?

Nadia Henderson | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Style
Nadia Henderson

When news broke last week that yet another disaster had befallen a garment factory in Bangladesh, I was angered and upset, but not very surprised. It had been a matter of months since the Tazreen factory fire had claimed 112 workers' lives, and it was inevitable that tragedy would strike again before long. I sat at my laptop, scrolling through Twitter, as more details unfolded. Incidentally, I was wearing a Primark dress.

Top Nordic Fashion E-Tailer Targets Trend Conscious UK Shoppers

Sarah McGiven | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven is the Nordic equivalent of ASOS - an online retailer selling own brand and designer label fast fashion - and it's just launched here in the UK.

Vivienne Westwood: 'People have never looked so ugly'

Maria Dickinson | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Style
Maria Dickinson

Fashion shouldn't be homogenous; it should be exciting and unique and express your individuality. People can take an interest in fashion without feeling the need to blow their wage on disposable threads on the High Street every weekend.