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 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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.