Why Should Fashion Brands Meet Their Suppliers?
Music by: Simon Sizer – Prime. Image credit: Marine Serre.
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Is it important to you whether the brands you buy know the conditions that their clothes are made in?
The recent spotlight on reported illegal working conditions at textiles factories in Leicester highlighted just how many big brands don’t know their suppliers. But it’s a different story for emerging designers.
Ethics and sustainability are becoming a prominent feature in fashion courses. Take Remake, for example, who take fashion students, from colleges like Parsons School of Design, on trips to manufacturing countries to let the new wave of talent “bear witness to fashion’s impact on people and our planet”.
Designers often overlook manufacturing ethics but seeing these conditions first hand has the potential to completely transform the way designers create, leading to a more ethical supply chain.
As well as this, the new wave of emerging designers are also becoming more and more involved in sustainable practises too. Take Marine Serre who uses a range of existing resources, from driftwood to old denim, and breathes new life into them, helping the industry progress towards a more sustainable future.
Are manufacturing conditions something you think about when shopping?
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