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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:57 am 
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Hi all,
I am really interested in looking at how we can facilitate the demand for ethical fashion within the current fashion industry, as part of my dissertation research. I'd love to hear the views from any ethical consumers on this current topic. If you're interested please participate in my questionnaire, all responses are anonymous. Thank you so much!

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZY7PBPX


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 Post subject: Re: Ethical Fashion
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:39 am 
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Hi,
Would be particularly interested in the results. What fashion brands did you review? I'm writing a list of arguments for our online debates on Philosophy: ethical relativism vs environmental ethics.


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Would be particularly interested in the results. What fashion brands did you review? I'm writing a list of arguments in
pro essays for our online debates on Philosophy: ethical relativism vs environmental ethics.


Just a good piece for reading: Eco Fashion vs. Conventional Clothing by Ian Lewis on Biofriendly Planet.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:17 pm 
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I find ethical fashion to be a conflict in terms.

After all, fashion was invented to sell more textiles as it involves buying new clothes while the old ones are still serviceable.

They do this in two ways:

1) The endless: This is old, last years style and colors, don't be seen in it -- and be sure to shame anyone who is crass enough to be seen in last year's fashion. Instead buy these new colors and a new style that is probably a reworking of something old. Wear it for a year and buy something new.

2) Making clothes that wear out soon. Example: Blue jeans last for years. How is the fashion industry going to make money next year? First of all styles (see above) and second of all do things like make them out of light material, stone wash them to damage the threads, bleach them, or worst of all, sell them with holes in them already.

Ethical means don't by the latest style or fashions that are designed to wear out soon. Instead, buy classic clothes and wear them until they wear out.

But then that is the opposite of fashion, but it's much better for the environment.

Bob


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Bob-a-rama wrote:
I find ethical fashion to be a conflict in terms.

After all, fashion was invented to sell more textiles as it involves buying new clothes while the old ones are still serviceable.

They do this in two ways:

1) The endless: This is old, last years style and colors, don't be seen in it -- and be sure to shame anyone who is crass enough to be seen in last year's fashion. Instead buy these new colors and a new style that is probably a reworking of something old. Wear it for a year and buy something new.

2) Making clothes that wear out soon. Example: Blue jeans last for years. How is the fashion industry going to make money next year? First of all styles (see above
website) and second of all do things like make them out of light material, stone wash them to damage the threads, bleach them, or worst of all, sell them with holes in them already.

Ethical means don't by the latest style or fashions that are designed to wear out soon. Instead, buy classic clothes and wear them until they wear out.

But then that is the opposite of fashion, but it's much better for the environment.

Bob


I agree with Bob - buying classic (and mainly high-quality) clothes that you'll be able wear for years is a main thing an average consumer can do to make fashion more sustainable. Also, I try to chose basic colours (white, grey, beige, black, khaki, blue) to easily mix and match pieces together.

Besides, I know several local brands that make sustainable clothes form pieces of material that is no longer needed. For instance, patch-work jackets and jeans from denim (looks stylish besides all), as well as leather purses. Buying such products we support not only these brands, but the idea of sustainable consumption in general.


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