7 years on from the Rana Plaza collapse, COVID-19 has exposed the unchanged cut-throat profit maximising policies of large western fashion brands. Brands could unilaterally cancel up to $20 billion worth of orders already placed with suppliers, leaving suppliers and garment workers in a perilous position.
Unfortunately, the world of fashion is riddled with many issues, from exploited labour to environmental destruction. However, it is only a small number of greedy individuals who have hijacked an industry that has the potential to bring happiness and joy from the farmer to the customer. We share with you five of our favourite fashion documentaries which lay bare the dark side of the global fashion industry but also speak to us of its potential to make the world a beautiful and joyous place.
A new generation of artisans are joining the traditional craft of handwoven hana mats thanks to the opportunity to earn a fair living wage while being part of a movement to protect a piece of Sri Lanka's heritage.
5th June 2017 marked World Environment Day and in this article we are sharing what we as consumers can do to help protect planet Earth.
In April 2017 a group of Sri Lankan ethical brands came together with the Good Market to celebrate ethical fashion and responsible consumerism.