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Ethical Fashion Terms

Our first blog post, "What in the world is ethical fashion?" gave a brief introduction of the concept of fast fashion versus ethical fashion. I shared my personal definition of ethical fashion, but over the years, I've learned that ethical fashion can encompass many different terms. Let's take a look at some of the words you might come across as you research ethical fashion.   FAIR TRADE/LIVING WAGES According to the Fair Trade Certified website, "Based on the simple idea that the products we buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others, fair trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world." Some people define ethical fashion as a Fair Trade company or a company working to ensure a living wage for...

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What in the World is Ethical Fashion?

I believe ethical fashion encompasses brands that are working hard to break the cycle of fast fashion through ensuring safe working conditions, offering a living wage, partnering with artisans to support local economies, ensuring sustainable practices and overall focusing on the fact that how a garment is made matters greatly.

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