Fashion Revolution and BK Accelerator says that the consumers want transparency in the supply chain of the clothes they buy. I assume that’s true, and I would want that myself. The thing is, what happens when the companies open up for their supply chain. What will we as consumers do with the information we get? If I ask the question “who made my clothes” (as the campaign by Fashion Revolution encourages us to do via the hashtag #whomademyclothes) how do I know if it’s a good or bad thing? And how do
Late is never to late – but I have just watched the film “The True Cost” – a film I would recommend for everyone to watch and afterwards tell everyone they know, to watch. The fast fashion industry is outrageous and some of these aspects are portrayed very well in the movie. Clips of people going shopping-crazy when Black Friday hits the stores, just after have watched a women leaving her child behind, to work under conditions where making demands for human rights gets awarded with beating and abuse, just
This is the second blog post in the 4-part series of transitioning the fashion industry, in where we will discuss how the fashion industry can be made more sustainable. Last post, we characterised the current status of the fashion industry, how it is developing, and the environmental impacts it is causing. Furthermore, we highlighted how we could support the change. In the following blog post, we will begin by problematising the fashion industry and argue for why it should be changed. Secondly, we will suggest a visionary strategy to make
In this first post of the four-part series about sustainable transition of the fashion industry, we will open up the discussion by analysing which transition challenges the fashion industry have. Additionally, we will try to elaborate the roles of engineers in the development of technological systems. In order to do this, we will use the theoretical framework known as the multi-level perspective presented by Geel (2005) . By using this theory, we will identify and explain what challenges there are for a transition to happen, since the theory will help
The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world where quality of apparel is lacking and ethical production conditions are overlooked. It is mainly driven by the fast fashion designers, which is known for low cost clothing based on high-cost trends that encourages consumers, with at least 16 collections per year, to buy the latest look. The environmental impacts of this industry is alarming and a transition of the fashion industry have to happen. This post represents the first post in a four-part series regarding sustainable transition
As you all may have noticed, the theme and some minor details have changed, but that’s not the only thing that have changed… During the last couple of months, the owner of the blog went from 1 to 3, where I, Stine will be the main editor and the two other editors will be Nathalie and Dorte. Katrine Damgaard, the previous owner, will still be with us, but will be our monthly guest blogger with various insights, tips and inspirations. The team I have gathered is all interested in sustainable fashion, but from very different angles.