about — Cotton Road Partial funding for Cotton Road provided by: Council of International Education, Fulbright Scholars Program The Fledgling Fund The South Carolina Humanities Council University of South Carolina Research Opportunity Program The Label Doesn't Tell the Whole Story - Canadian Fair Trade Campaign The Canadian Fair Trade Network and ReThink Communications have teamed up and launched the "The Label Doesn't Tell the Whole Story" campaign. This campaign is aimed at bringing awareness to and getting people thinking, talking and taking action on ongoing issues within garment and textile production and manufacturing. This series of thought-provoking clothing labels have been photographed in a bid to raise awareness of the horrific plight of those toiling in sweatshops around the world. We're hoping that these images will make people think about the garments they are wearing and just where they have come from. Teaming up with the advertising agency Rethink, the photographs feature clothing labels telling the tragic stories of factory workers from Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sierra Leone. Each label says that the product is 100 per cent cotton - but adds that is not the whole story and follows on with a snap shot of just who could have made the item.
Free shopping guide to Sportswear, from Ethical Consumer July/August 2012 Bryony Moore and Tim Hunt discover who is lagging behind in the sportswear industry. What will be the lasting legacy of London 2012? Heroic sporting achievement and renewed enthusiasm for sports? Fashion Revolution (fashion industry transparency) by Harriet Lamb 1 year ago However much we know about history, it still strikes a visceral blow to think how previous generations actually lived with the acceptance of the transatlantic slave trade as a normal part of life. I was recently asked what it is that we live alongside now that will astound future generations. This is a good question to ponder as we mark in 2015 the European Year of Development, celebrating the commitment of people across the EU to play their part in tackling global poverty. For myself, I know the answer immediately: the conditions endured by those 15 million people who depend on small-scale and artisanal gold mining for their livelihoods.
Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops We love fashion. But the clothes we buy in the UK come at a terrible cost. Millions of workers around the world, mainly women, suffer poverty wages and exploitation producing cheap fashion for our shops. This can't go on. We demand a fashion industry that respects workers' rights. Our government must act now to protect the people who make our clothes.
Josefa Da Silva Catwalk Champions Diversity At New York Fashion Week NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Models walk the runway at Josefa da Silva - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016 at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images For Art Hearts Fashion) NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway at Josefa da Silva - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016 at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images For Art Hearts Fashion) NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway at Josefa da Silva - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016 at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images For Art Hearts Fashion) NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway at Josefa da Silva - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016 at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 15, 2016 in New York City.
International Union League for Brand Responsibility With your support, organized workers are taking on transnational corporations to end the race-to-the-bottom once and for all. Below, sign up to make a monthly donation to the International Union League for Brand Responsibility, and check out what your donation will support on the ground. Instructions: Select an option, then you'll be sent to a secure online form to enter your information. (If you prefer to make a one-time donation, click here.) How activism forced Nike to change its ethical game With three weeks until the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, activists are busy cranking out yet another round of anti-sweat shop campaigns and shock-horror exposes. But do these campaigns really make any difference? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is yes. In the new Olympic special edition of Ethical Consumer magazine the spotlight is on Nike and the impact that 20 years of campaigning has had in changing the corporate culture of one of the world's biggest sportswear brands. It's worth remembering that in the 1990s the global boycott campaign of Nike was so successful that it has now become an object lesson in how giant corporations can be brought to account by ordinary consumers.
Knock-offs, pitfalls and start-ups: Alex Perry on Australia's fashion industry Updated Leading Australian designer Alex Perry says people thought he was mad when he started out in the fashion business, but he is the first to admit he has no idea how anyone could make it in today's world. We spoke to the fashion guru about his thoughts on the state of the industry, dealing with knock-offs and his advice to help the future of Australia's design industry. On starting out in the industry "I would hate to be starting right now. I was really lucky, I thought it was difficult back then but in hindsight I started in the middle of a recession and everyone was saying I was really crazy, making these big old ball dresses people couldn't really wear anywhere, but it was a time that you could do that."
Online 'pirates' ripping off Australian designers, prompting calls for 'urgent' law update Updated Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. Video: Protecting your designs (Lateline) Emerging Australian fashion designers are being run out of business by cheap overseas knock-offs and industry experts say the laws protecting them are in urgent need of updating. Key points:
How design rip-offs are hurting Australia's small clothing manufacturers Posted Tucked away in a back street of the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, Dale Cornell's business is one of the few remaining players in Australia's rapidly shrinking clothing manufacturing industry. His double-storey building looks like it could be a bikie club from the outside, but inside it is stacked with rolls of exquisite fabrics and designs. The top floor also houses a huge screen-printing machine, and downstairs is an expansive cutting table along with half a dozen industrial sewing machines humming away. Dale Cornell cuts an imposing figure, yet is softly spoken as he talks about his years as a manufacturer, designer and screen printer.
What is a sketch sheet Posted by Kathleen Fasanella on May 5, 2009 at 2:35 pm / CPSIA, Glossary, Operations / Trackback This entry applies to everyone but most especially producers of kid’s products. In writing the CPSIA tracking and labeling requirements, I find I need to backtrack a bit more than usual. I really don’t want to be a nag but if you don’t know how to do this already, you should seriously consider purchasing my book. Northern fires caused almost a quarter of global forest loss, study shows Vast areas of forest in Canada and Russia were lost to fire in 2013, according to new satellite data. But there were encouraging signs from Indonesia, where the loss of forest cover fell to the lowest level in a decade. Scientists from Global Forest Watch collated 400,000 images of the Earth’s surface to map the world’s forests down to a resolution of 30 metres. Their findings showed that overall the world lost 18m hectares of forest in 2013.