Monthly Archives: July 2015

Fast Fashion and the Myth of Ethical Clothes

Here is yet another article on the near impossibility of purchasing “ethical clothes.”   An excerpt from the article: We buy more clothes now, move through trends faster. In the olden days—the early ‘90s—brands produced two to four fashion cycles per year, big orders coordinated by season, planned months in advance. These days, there’s no such thing as cycles, only… Read more →

Problems Down the Supply Chain

I have focused much of this blog on the conditions under which clothes are made, and have avoided looking deeper into the tangled mess of the supply chain. This article from the Atlantic does a very good job of explaining the difficulty in changing labour practices all the way down the supply chain.  They take a look the company Patagonia who… Read more →