Taking you Behind the Seams
Talking to Kelly Drennan—the Founding Executive Director of Fashion Takes Action about how washing jeans could be contributing to water pollution
Virtual Texworld and Apparel Sourcing shows afforded opportunities for industry insiders to forge connections online and learn about pressing issues during panels such as “Addressing Climate Change From the Start,”
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of our lives, including how we shop for fashion. Our habits have been forced to change considerably as we have had to make the shift from in-person to online shopping. And thrifting has had to adapt too. For online thrifting tips in the time of COVID-19, read on!
Introducing the Ethical Clothing Search Engine. Ethical Clothing was founded by Ben Heinkel – a serial entrepreneur whose previous ventures include an organic clothing brand and a fashion tech startup – and Jack Hesketh – a researcher and writer focused on the fashion and textile industries. They founded Ethical Clothing to make the daunting task of sourcing sustainable fashion easier for consumers, by doing the work of weeding out the most ethical clothing brands themselves… and the result? Their search engine.
In the spirit of Reduce and Reuse – two of FTA’s 7Rs of Fashion – we want to uncover how to shop for clothing that is good enough quality to last beyond one season.
We normally turn to self-help books, gym memberships and professional development courses but we suggest starting 2021 on a different foot. Close those self-help books and open your closets, because a closet cleanse may be just what you need for a stress-free year and a more sustainable fashion industry. Now that’s a win win!
Are you looking to start your journey into sustainable fashion consumption but don’t know where to start? Look no further! We have compiled a list of our favourite consumer-facing resources to really get your feet wet. Let’s jump right in, shall we?
Fashion Takes Action has worked hard to fulfil its mission in 2020, despite a global pandemic. Our commitment to advancing sustainability in the fashion industry remains strong and has allowed us to continue making an impact. We have much to be proud of. Thank you to our incredible network of industry partners and friends for your collaboration and support in making this work possible!