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Sustainability In The Fashion Business

Interesting article in the Guardian with an overview on how fashion businesses can incorporate ethics, particularly sustainability, into their operations.By, Jenny Purt for the Guardian Professional NetworkWednesday 28 SeptemberWhat should the priorities be for the apparel business?• Labour conditions, water footprints, fibres and carbon.An initial step would be for companies to make a concerted effort to adopt a few fabrics that are more sustainable but which may cost 5-10% more in base price. This would cause a chain reaction in the rest of industry. As big brands source more responsible textiles for their collections, there will be a bigger volume of orders which will lower the overall manufacturing cost (and therefore retail price), making the product more accessible to the...

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