Fashion Revolution www.fashionrevolution.org
Fashion Revolution is a global movement aimed at inspiring people to be more aware of the damaging practices of the fashion industry and how their clothes are made, whilst challenging the way brands produce their clothing. Fashion Revolution Week is an annual event held on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse – in which over 1000 workers were killed - and encourages brands and producers to be ethically responsible.
The Higg Index. www.apparelcoalition.org/the-higg-index
Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index allows businesses and brands to measure and assess how sustainable their practices are. By generating a performance score, businesses can be compared to industry standards and can highlight areas for improvement. The Higg Index also provides the transparency of manufacturers and suppliers.
Established in 2000, WRAP (the Waste and Resources Action Program) is a charity working in conjunction with the government to provide advice to help consumers and businesses to practice sustainability. Creating a sustainable clothing action plan to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry, Wrap are also responsible for the ‘Love Your Clothes’ campaign, providing information and tips to make clothes last longer.
Ethical Trading Initiative www.ethicaltrade.org
The Ethical Trade Initiative is a global alliance that promotes workers’ rights around the globe. The alliance brings together several brands, companies, charities, trade unions and NGOs to ensure they are working together towards the common goal of manufacturing without exploitation and discrimination of workers.
Ethical Fashion Forum www.ethicalfashionforum.com
With the goal of reducing the impact of fashion across the globe, across the social, economic and environmental sectors, the Ethical Fashion Forum created Source: a platform for education, a database of information as well as a network for sustainable brands to communicate their ethical goals, practices and standards.
Love Your Clothes www.loveyourclothes.org.uk
Love Your Clothes is a campaign started by Wrap, encouraging people to care for their garments, which in turn will make them last longer. The campaign provides advice from how to shop sustainably, to the care and repair of garments. They also offer creative ideas to refashion and up-cycle clothing, as well as information on how to recycle or donate unwanted items.
The Lissome www.thelissome.com
Built on the belief that many consumers are aware of the issues surrounding the industry however, feel it is difficult to avoid these issues without compromising on quality or style. The Lissome is a magazine style platform that showcases a collection of sustainable brands, as well as providing inspiration for sustainable design. Thus, allowing consumers greater access to sustainable and ethical clothing.
Fashion for Good www.fashionforgood.com
Fashion for Good aims to influence change in the fashion industry through the creation of five ‘good’ fashion practices. These are: good material, good economy, good energy, good water and good lives. Through a series of collaborations, Fashion for Good aim to spread these fashion practices across the way clothing is designed, manufactured, worn and reused.
Circular Fashion www.circularfashion.com
Circular Fashion is the concept that clothing and footwear is designed and produced with the intention of the item being used for as long as possible, then returned to the earth when the item is no longer useful. Thinking of how clothing can be disposed of when designing clothing is an important part of ensuring biodegradable materials are used and that items are designed with the intention of a long lifespan.
Hubbub Foundation www. hubbub.org.uk
Hubbub Foundation is a charity designed to make an impact on everyday sustainable practices. Across a blog, website and YouTube channel, Hubbub Foundation shares creative ways to make clothing last longer, breaking the cycle of fast fashion. From the basic maintenance of clothing - such as sewing buttons, to holding ‘swap-shop’ events and providing advice on becoming a fashion revolutionary.
With a focus on waste management, Redress challenges the environmental impact of clothing production alongside its impact on society. Beginning as Asia’s first NGO dedicated to challenging the fashion industry, Redress has held fashion shows in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Jakarta, showcasing the work of sustainable designers.