Our #DressWellDoGood Conversation Series
We hope that you will find the conversation we have researched and written about interesting and helpful on your ethical fashion journey.
This ethical fashion thing is pretty hard to navigate but thankfully there are a lot of resources and groups trying to make it easier! Here are a few that we have found that are helpful to us.
- NPR’s Planet Money T-Shirt Project (in 5 Chapters) – They wanted to see the hidden world behind clothes sold in this country, so they decided to make a T-shirt. They wanted to make an ordinary shirt like the vast majority of the shirts sold in this country — not organic cotton, not hand-sewn in the United States.
- Reports Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights – The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights (the Institute) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) human rights organization dedicated to the promotion and defense of internationally recognized worker rights in the global economy.
- Supply Change – The Supply Change builds relationships between the design industry and global artisan communities in an effort to redefine the supply chain.
- Fashion Revolution – They believe in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. #WhoMadeMyClothes
- Slavery Footprint – Find out how many slaves work for you.
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) – The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed through collaboration by leading standard setters with the aim of defining requirements that are recognized world-wide and that ensure the organic status of textiles from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.
- Not for Sale – Not for Sale protects people and communities around the world from modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
- Social Accountability International – SAI works to protect the integrity of workers around the world by building local capacity and developing systems of accountability through socially responsible standards.
- Nation Resources Defense Council – NRDC exists to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends
- Clean Clothes Campaign – Improving working conditions in the global garment industry.
- Anti-Slavery International – Founded in 1839, is the world’s oldest international human rights organization and works to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world.
- Environmental Justice Foundation – A UK-based non-profit organization working internationally to protect the environment and defend human rights.
- International Justice Mission – Rescue thousands. Protect millions. Prove that justice for the poor is possible.
- The Good Guide – Find safe, healthy, green, & ethical product reviews based on scientific ratings.
- The Global Slavery Index – The GSI is the flagship report produced by the Walk Free Foundation, a global organisation dedicated to ending modern slavery.
- War on Want – Fights poverty in developing countries in partnership with people affected by globalisation. They campaign for human rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice.
- Certified B Corporations – B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
- Fair 2 Wear Foundation – An independent, non-profit organization that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers.
- Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Fast Fashion* by Elizabeth Cline
- The Locust Effect:Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence* by Gary Haugen
- When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor … and Yourself* by Steve Corbitt
- Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe* by Greta Eagan
- Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster* by Dana Thomas
- Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution* by Safia Minney
- To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?* by Lucy Siegle
- The Sustainable Fashion Handbook* by Sandy Black
- Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion* by Tansy E Hoskins
- Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change* by Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose
- ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials* by Sass Brown
- The True Cost* by Andrew Morgan
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