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The documentary exposing the dark reality of fast fashion. The fast fashion industry has come under much scrutiny in recent years, with documentaries and journalistic exposés revealing the inhumane conditions suffered by factory workers worldwide at the hands of multi-million dollar clothing chains (not to mention the buyers turning a blind eye to the question of where their clothes come from).

The documentary exposing the dark reality of fast fashion

But while there’s certainly a greater awareness surrounding such issues, the fight for a more ethical approach to fashion is far from over – a point hammered home in Machines, a poignant new film from first-time director Rahul Jain. For his take on the subject, Jain ventures inside one vast textile mill in Gujarat, India, capturing its inner-workings in breathtakingly cinematic detail. For the first 13 minutes, there is no dialogue. Instead, sweeping camera work guides us dizzyingly around every nook and cranny of the labyrinthine space. The first thing you notice are the towering, grey machines, guzzling up brightly coloured fabrics like giant robots.

Machines, le documentaire qui vous emmène dans les coulisses de la "fast fashion" Dans son premier documentaire, Machines, Rahul Jain expose l'envers du décor des entreprises de "fast fashion".

Machines, le documentaire qui vous emmène dans les coulisses de la "fast fashion"

Aujourd'hui, les coulisses des plus grandes industries de "fast fashion" sont de plus en plus dévoilées dans des documentaires et des reportages. Des films qui révèlent les conditions inhumaines dans lesquelles les ouvriers sont contraints de travailler tous les jours. Malgré une légère prise de conscience de la part des acheteurs, le combat pour une mode plus éthique ne fait que commencer. La mode, le textile et l'obsolescence programmée (infographie)

Li Edelkoort: «La mode n’a plus rien à dire» Gourou de la mode depuis plus de trente ans, la Néerlandaise Li Edelkoort s’est lancée dans un dévastateur Manifeste antifashion (1), dans lequel elle dit tout haut ce que beaucoup pensent tout bas.

Li Edelkoort: «La mode n’a plus rien à dire»

Cette grande spécialiste des tendances, qui a créé entre autres le magazine Bloom , annonce non pas la fin de la mode mais la mort d’un système dépassé. Bangladesh’s apparel factories still have appalling worker conditions. Taslima Akhter This article was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.

Bangladesh’s apparel factories still have appalling worker conditions.

On the morning of Oct. 13, Taslima Aktar arrived at the gates of a Bangladeshi factory called Windy Apparels, in the industrial suburb of Ashulia, where she had been employed as a sewing operator for a year. For two weeks, the 23-year-old had complained of a fever and a hacking cough; her supervisor had refused her repeated requests for time off. L’industrie du fast-fashion est TOUT sauf écologique. Fast fashion: The sad cycle of compulsive shopping, guilt, and regret has now spread to Asia — Quartz. Joseph Mifsud is an enigma.

Fast fashion: The sad cycle of compulsive shopping, guilt, and regret has now spread to Asia — Quartz

The Maltese academic has admitted to The Daily Telegraph (paywall) that he is the mysterious professor at the center of Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos’s attempts to arrange a meeting between Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin. But he insists he has a “clear conscience” and fervently denies Papdopolous’s claim that he knew the “Russians had obtained ‘dirt’ on then-candidate Clinton.” Mifsud has told the Washington Post (paywall) that he’d had “absolutely no contact with the Russian government,” and reiterated to the Daily Beast that, “I do not know anybody from the Russian government…I am an academic.”

That’s not quite true. Mifsud has had contact with multiple Russian officials, as Mother Jones has reported. The idea that he could have tried to facilitate contacts with Russian officials is “not at all” far-fetched, says a former employee at the London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP), where Mifsud held a senior role. H&M’s “sustainability” report hides the unsustainable reality of fast fashion — Quartz. US president Donald Trump has trumpeted the huge drop in the number of undocumented crossers as one of his biggest accomplishments.

H&M’s “sustainability” report hides the unsustainable reality of fast fashion — Quartz

So why, then, is the president’s fixation with illegal immigration seemingly growing? In recent weeks, he and his administration have honed in on the issue, linking it to the brutal, primarily El Salvadoran MS-13 gang. How to Save Water Through Your Fashion Choices - Ecocult. This super informative post was originally published by Good On You app.

How to Save Water Through Your Fashion Choices - Ecocult

Ever thought about how much water it took to make your cotton t-shirt? How about three years worth of drinking water for one t-shirt! That’s a lot of water; 2,700 litres to be exact. Pretty shocking right? In recognition of World Water Day, we want to reflect on the fact that not everyone around the world can just turn on a tap in their house to drink clean, fresh water, let alone flush a toilet with the push of a button.

The fashion industry is a massive consumer and polluter of our fresh water. Unsustainable cotton farming has resulted in the loss of the Aral Sea in central Asia. Manufacturing in the apparel industry also contributes to the water footprint of fashion. Cambodge : les forçats du textile. The Women Who Make H&M's Clothes Are Fired For Getting Pregnant. Mere days after the Sri Lankan factories producing Beyoncé's much hyped collaboration were accused of exploiting workers, another high street clothing giant is at the centre of a labor storm.

The Women Who Make H&M's Clothes Are Fired For Getting Pregnant

Research from the Asia Floor Wage Alliance accuses Swedish retailer H&M of routinely exploiting workers across India and Cambodia. The report collates interviews with 251 workers in H&M supplier factories, and alleges numerous violations of international best practice in labor standards. The survey makes for uncomfortable reading, and paints a grim picture of life for the Asian and predominantly female workforce that stitches your cut-price clothing. We Have No Idea How Bad Fashion Actually Is for the Environment. My journey down the rabbit hole started with this fact: “The global fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world.”

We Have No Idea How Bad Fashion Actually Is for the Environment

You’ll hear this repeated at panels, on blogs and news sites, and anywhere else sustainable fashion is being discussed. Intuitively, it sounds true. We’ll start with the fact that an estimated 50 million tons of polyester — a petroleum product — were produced in 2015. La mode, la mode, la mode…et le TRUE COST – LES INITIATIVES JOYEUSES. There Is A Major Climate Issue Hiding In Your Closet: Fast Fashion.

This month as world leaders meet in Morocco to discuss implementation of the Paris climate agreement, which recently entered into force as most major economies began committing to some kind of carbon emissions reduction, there is little talk about one major contributor to climate change: fast fashion.

There Is A Major Climate Issue Hiding In Your Closet: Fast Fashion

Fashion has been largely left out of the Paris climate talks. There’s lots of chatter about the more . . . fashionable low-hanging fruit: energy efficiency, conservationism, or the ramp up of renewables. Can Fast Fashion Be Ethical? Reformation Is Rewriting The Rules. Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues.

Primark : ce symbole tant aimé d’une mondialisation détestable. Marque irlandaise de vêtements bien connue des fashionistas adeptes de tenues tendance et bon marché, Primark est devenu le symbole d’une fast-fashion qui accumule les excès. Avec un dixième magasin en France ouvert récemment à Évry, l’enseigne attire des clients séduits par ses très bas prix, mais aussi des médias qui ont tôt fait d’aller voir ce qui se cache derrière.

Primark intrigue, et à raison : depuis quelques mois maintenant, des témoignages de plusieurs dizaines d’employés et anciens salariés ont émergé sur la toile, révélant une réalité peu glamour, bien éloignée de l’image branchée et décontracte de la marque… En France : différentes boutiques, même son de cloche.