a carefully picked selection of fashion, ethics + culture from this week around the web
For Ethical Fashion, Global Issues Presents Opportunities Not Hurdles
Some of the sharpest voices in sustainable fashion faced off with an unlikely audience: bankers. Featuring an inspiring group of women, including Jill Heller, Soraya Darabi, Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, and Shannon Whitehead, “An Evening of Sustainable Fashion” by Credit Suisse didn’t pull any punches, not even with the concept of “sustainability” itself.
How Can Data Influence Ethical Fashion?
Smaller fashion websites can take on big names by using data to better explain where their clothing comes from. Soraya Darabi, founder and CEO of Zady said that the “story” of an item of clothing could help take on what she dubbed “fast fashion.”
Luxury Brands: Higher Standards or Just Higher Markups?
Do expensive clothes come with a guarantee of ethics? If you pay more for clothing, do workers on assembly lines and in cotton fields automatically get paid more?
via the Guardian
Fashion Icon Eileen Fisher Talks About Creating Sustainable Fashion
“We don’t want sustainability to be our edge, we want it to be universal.” – Eileen Fisher
via the Huffington Post
Oh dear. Everyone’s favorite new podcast Serial is coming to an end.
Currently on repeat// Bob Moses Inner City Odyssey
A parting thought:
Change all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit.
– Khalil Gibran
featured image maiyet pre-fall 2015 | edits by juliette donatelli