Fashion Makes Change Will Give You the Option to “Round Up” Your Purchase and Empower the Women Who Make Your Clothes

What will it take for the fashion industry to become truly sustainable? I don’t have a single answer to that question, mostly because there isn’t just one answer. Organic fibers won’t save us, nor will high-tech bio-based ones, or circular systems, or on-demand production. Progress isn’t entirely on the consumer’s shoulders, nor can we pin all the responsibility on designers and policymakers. “All of this finger-pointing isn’t getting us anywhere,” insists Cara Smyth, a former executive at Jil Sander and Burberry. “We have less than 2,700 days left until irreversible climate change. What we need is a collaborative, holistic approach—one where all of those ideas are relevant. If we aren’t worried about renewable energy and regenerative agriculture and the people in the supply chain, we’re going to keep moving at this pace.”

And it’s a slow, arduous pace. But Smyth is laying a blueprint for what a holistic approach could

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Fashion Icon Tracee Ellis Ross Had a Lot to Say About the Power of Clothes at the People’s Choice Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross and fashion are officially married.

The actress took the stage—in Alexander McQueen, no less—at the E! People’s Choice Awards to accept the award for Fashion Icon by literally saying “I do” to fashion. She then thanked the people for justifying her shopping habit, gave a shoutout to her iconic mother Diana Ross, flipped her skirt like a cape and shouted “I am a fashion icon!”

Basically Tracee just proved exactly how iconic she is in just a two minute speech, as if we didn’t already know.

People’s Choice, I can’t thank you enough for validating my shopping habit and validating little teenage Tracee who begged her mom for seasonal clothing budget. Spoiler alert, I did not get it.” she said. “Speaking of which, thank you to my father for paying for those chestnut suede Ralph Lauren jeans I tricked him into buying me when

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What is Lost Stock? Introducing the mystery clothes box scheme where you get half-price fashion from high street brands

Mystery boxes are the new way to shop: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Mystery boxes are the new way to shop: Getty Images/iStockphoto

With many of us not feeling quite so in need of a regular fashion fix during lockdown, the knock-on effects have been huge.

Millions of Bangladeshi garment factory workers have been left out of work by the coronavirus pandemic, after major fashion brands cancelled orders en masse to the tune of $3.5bn.

“We do not want charity, we just want companies to pay their bills and respect their contracts,” factory owner Mostafiz Uddin told The Independent.

“We have bought the raw materials, we have produced the garments, we have invested the money and we will not be able to survive. We will literally die. It will be impossible for us to handle this. Our workers will be suffering a lot. I have no words to express what it will do to us.”

Some 135,000 tonnes of new clothes

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