Fair Trade Clothing Brands & Human Rights ... the Ethical Consumer Movement

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  1. shoegal2183

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    ^^ they look beautiful!
     
  2. Autumn

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    Wanted to post another brand: www.thelivingplanet.net. (Note site works with Internet Explorer but would not play nice with my Firefox at all).

    I purchased a shirt from this brand at a brick and mortar store and am impressed by the stitching and quality of the fabric. Enjoy.
     
  3. droogist

    droogist spoilt victorian child

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    Article published in the NY Times today about the environmenntal hazards of fast fashion:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/25/fashion/25pollute.html?ref=fashion
     
  4. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    extracts from a new article on organic textiles
    from wwd.com

     
  5. ilaughead

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    Extra amazing, eh? I take it Mari wasn't an English major.:lol:
     
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    just a heads up, the newest issue of american ELLE magazine is their GREEN issue and i think it's the best one they have put out thus far. lot's of articles on organic clothing, and overall some of the best $$ i've thrown away on a magazine in years.......
     
  7. fashionista-ta

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    Hey, not everyone can be so lucky ;)
     
  8. Lena

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    slightly extra off topic-ish here, arent we dear?

    :p
     
  9. SomethingElse

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    I think the eco-friendly, fair trade "trend" has become a passion for some designers now.

    Eco-friendly seems to be the latest buzz word, but it is not safe to assume the term includes 'fair trade'. Here are a few things I noticed today while I was researching this issue.

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    Recycled glass / harrison-design.com

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    Denim trench / annacohen.com

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    mythandritualclothing.com

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    stewartbrown.com

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    Hemp and silk trousers / annacohen.com

    In addition to the designers noted above, here are a few more new and not so new designers to check out for their latest efforts in eco-friendly design.

    lindaloudermilk.com
    noir-illuminati2.com
    kellybcouture.com
    charmoneshoes.com
    minkshoes.com
    ciel.ltd.uk

    In comparison to the products that were available even one year ago, it seems that the designs are now expanding beyond the grassroots, hippie arena.
     
  10. Lena

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    ethical consuming article published by the Observer

    link to the full the observer article
     
  11. fashionista-ta

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    ^ Soooooooo sad :(

    Exactly why it makes me so angry when people buy cheap crap at Wal-mart & the like & then toss it on the trash heap a few months--or weeks or days--later. Not only is it bad for the planet, but the present human cost is so tragic as well ...
     
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    ^ Puff piece? I think that's a fine article! :flower: I really hope that eco-conscious business becomes the norm instead of a fad.
     
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    I honestly would love to be able to be a more conscious consumer, since most companies use sweatshops. I automatically gain respect for a company/designer when I find out they don't use sweatshops to produce their clothes. Honestly, I'm very conflicted on the issue since I do feel guilty when I think about some kid making my clothes :(
     
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    fads breed norms. i think it is part of the change.
     
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    I used to know where to go in the UK to buy my clothes but here in NZ I don't...we don't have as many of the major brands. Does anybody know about clothes in NZ selling eco and fair trade clothing?
     
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    Essay in the NY Times that I think raises an important point about the problem with using environmentalism as a marketing angle to sell more products:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/06/fashion/06age.html?ref=fashion
     
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    ^ There will always be those who are slow to act, unfortunately, and they always wait for someone to tell them what to do even though they know better.... sooner. The fact that celebrities get more attention for such serious issues as fair wage, fair trade and eco-friendly goods than the UN gets stuns me. But if that's what it takes for someone to take personal responsibility for ethical consumer choices, it's fine with me.
     
  20. Lena

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    this is the most eco-friendly attitude anyone can actually follow

    buy less, consume less, live responsibly

    as for ethical/eco/green attitudes being used by marketing gurus, of course its nothing new and will continue as a trend

    anything 'green/ethical/charity' sells much better than anything else.

    two blade swords are so much in fashion...

    thanks for the repost droogist
     

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