Category Archives: Garment workers

Who IS to blame? Critiquing the fast fashion model after the 2013 factory disaster in Bangladesh

A new journal article has been published critiquing the events that led to the tragic 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh where 1,127 people were killed. Published in Critical Perspectives on International Business, 10(1/2) Ian Taplin asks ‘Who is … Continue reading

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UN Climate Summit and the Place of Ethical Consumption Research

Last week (23rd September 2014) saw the UN Climate Summit, where global leaders from Government, business, finance and civil society came together to announce their commitments to action in areas that are critical for keeping global temperature increases to less … Continue reading

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Could you Sacrifice your Little Black Dress for the Black T-shirt Campaign?

The festive party season is upon us. I have my own office party this week and like many people I have been planning my outfit for weeks. I had a look around the shops for a new dress but couldn’t … Continue reading

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Is Commercial Sensitivity Jeopardising Supply Chain Transparency? #BAD13

I wrote this post as part of the Human Friendly Fashion Consortium’s conversation for Blog Action Day 2013. Blog Action Day is a global event which since 2007 has brought together thousands of bloggers to talk about a particular issue. … Continue reading

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‘The True Cost’: a film exploring the impact of the global clothing industry on people and the planet

“Each one of us has the power to do something. This is a game-changing moment” That is the optimistic end to the trailer made by LA-based film director Andrew Morgan. Andrew wants to produce a feature length documentary focusing on … Continue reading

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Humanistic Capital Links Producer to Consumer through Fashion Brand Runa

Production and consumption, once so closely interconnected in our daily lives, now sit as binary opposites in modern consumer culture. Whilst our ancestors would have been a dab hand with needle and thread, it is virtually impossible for us to … Continue reading

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