I recently did an informal interview with a student commenting on Burberry’s supply chain transparency. Since I am going a mile a minute and am working on special post for subscribers, I thought I would share the interview here along with additional comments.
It seemed strange to me that a traditional fabric from Africa would have word Dutch in the name so I decided to do a little investigating.
If you have noticed a trend on some of my more recent posts, you may see that I like to write a lot about India.
I still remember the first time I ever traveled to India back in 2000. I landed in Karnataka at night, still pretty unsure if I had made the right choice wanting to spend a full month running around southern Asia in the middle of the summer.
I’ve touched on the connection between Fair Trade and Ethical Fashion previously, but now its time we dig a little deeper. When I was in high school I did a full semester long project on fair trade but never read anything on its impact on the fashion industry. Well that was 10 years ago and sinceContinue Reading “Why Fair Trade Works for Ethical Fashion”
As I mentioned in a previous post, Ethical Fashion is a blanket term to cover several movements that are emerging in the fashion industry.
Okay, so you have heard about this new Ethical fashion craze and boy is it everywhere. Whether you seen 100s of Instagram posts about artisan made jewelry or you have been reading about how fast fashion is bad for both humans and the environment, you are ready to take the plunge and put your money where your mouth (and heart) is in this movement.
When it comes time for me to get a new bag for the season (or if I spilled make-up or candy in yet another purse) it seems like more and more I am drawn to leather bags. Of course I still choose a beautiful fabric bag from time to time, but my daily go toContinue Reading “4 Ways to Spot an Eco Friendly Leather Bag”
If you have taken my gut check survey to test your Ethical Shopper knowledge but found the language confusing, don’t fret.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons: So much change and renewal providing an optimistic look at the rest of the year. As a production manger or buyer for the western market, Spring also means preparing to visit vendors across the world to check in on relationships, evaluate production, and, for the fair traders, learnContinue Reading “Jet Setting: 5 Reasons Buyers Take Production Trips”