The fashion industry has come a long way since ethical fashion was confined to the hidden corridors of the industry. Over the past decade, ethics has gone mainstream due to visible disasters that forced the industry to scrutinize and change itself.
So, what exactly is “ethical fashion,” how can you determine if a brand is ethical, and how can ethics be promoted within businesses? This blog post aims to answer these questions and explore the term’s meaning.
“Ethical fashion” is an umbrella term that describes a growing consciousness within the industry. Ethical fashion is a movement towards a fashion industry that aims to minimize its environmental impact while promoting fair terms and conditions for workers.
In the documentary “True Cost.” The fashion industry’s negligent waste dumping and sourcing of materials adversely affected many environments. The ethical fashion movement seeks to minimize this impact. The unnecessary dangers that the fashion industry posed to those who worked within it were thrown into the spotlight by the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse. Despite repeated warnings that the building was at risk of failure, the fashion world chose not to take action. The ethical fashion movement responds to this tragedy and aims to prevent anything similar from happening again.
If ethical fashion is important to a business, then they will clearly have this visible on their website. We suggest doing a bit of research and really looking into the policies and principles of the brands that you are interested in.
Are you ethical?
Yes. Here at Yogi and Boo, we place our consumers, commitments and staff at the heart of what we do. We are committed to our principles and to ensuring that we have a positive impact on those that work with us.
There is more information about our commitments on this page