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  • Forced Labour: The Uyghur people
    It’s likely that as you read this, you are wearing cotton. If not pure cotton, is it a cotton blend or, denim? Do you know where the cotton in your wardrobe was grown? It’s unlikely as often brands themselves have no idea either.  China is the world’s biggest cotton producer, and 84% of its cotton […]
  • WHAT IS THE SA8000® STANDARD?
    The SA8000® is a social accountability standard. It is used to consider the social impact to employees, partners and suppliers. Social Accountability International (SAI) created the standard in 1997 basing it on internationally recognized standards such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Law Organisation conventions as well as national laws. The standard has […]
  • How to dye naturally: AMMA
    Colour forms an essential and inherent part of the fashion industry and has done for thousands of years. The dyes used to be from natural sources such as plants or foods. The industrial revolution of the late nineteenth century was a catalyst for the invention and adoption of synthetic dyes.   To achieve colour on an […]
  • 4 MUST READS TO UNDERSTAND THE FASHION INDUSTRY + SUSTAINABILITY
    Whether your reading on your commute, taking some off screen time on a Sunday or getting a few pages in before bed. These 4 books – read and recommended – will give you a good understanding of the current situation of fashion in the context of sustainability from the brands perspective, the workers perspective and […]
  • 4 OF THE BEST SUSTAINABLE FASHION PODCASTS ON SPOTIFY
    Podcasts are a great way to inform yourself on the latest sustainable fashion trends and get the insider knowledge on what brands are doing. Here’s some of the Sustainable Buyer’s favourite podcasts. They’re all available on Spotify. DRIVE FROM THE BUSINESS OF FASHIONThis season is all green, the BoF speak to some of the industry’s […]