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💌 Welcome to Issue #60 of The Conscious Edit!


This is a very special issue because next week is Fashion Revolution Week, arguably the biggest week of the year for ethical fashion.

💸 This year, it runs from Monday April 18th through Sunday April 24th. And the theme is MONEY FASHION POWER, focusing on the mainstream fashion industry's exploitation of labor and nature.


👚 The annual campaign will focus as usual on asking brands #WhoMadeMyClothes and #WhatsInMyClothes. It'll also be an opportunity for individuals to share how they're making their #LovedClothesLast.

➡️  Finally, Fashion Revolution and the Clean Clothes Campaign will be pushing brands and policymakers to take action on living wages.


📆 There are so many incredible opportunities to get involved and be part of the change. Good On You has a roundup of events and ways to get involved here. Your country's Fashion Revolution chapter is another great resource for events!

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On a slightly different note, there's also a new episode on the Conscious Style Podcast this week, focused on inclusivity in fashion.

🎙 I chatted with Trisha Bantigue, CEO of Queenly (a resale marketplace for formalwear) on how her company is democratizing the traditionally very exclusive formalwear industry and how Queenly has centered inclusivity in everything they do.

🎧 You can check it out on your fave podcast app here.


And now onto the rest of this week's Fashion Revolution recommendations...

💕   Elizabeth
Founder, 
Conscious Life & Style


P.S. Don't forget to grab your Sustainable Fashion Resources List!

📚 READING...

Fashion's Environmental Impact — and How You Can Find Your Role in the Movement for Change  from Stella Hertantyo on Conscious Life & Style

Just in time for Earth Week and Fashion Revolution Week, Contributing Writer Stella Hertantyo has broken down fashion's environmental impact, from emissions and chemical pollution to biodiversity loss and deforestation.

Stella also breaks down why it's crucial to focus on people when considering planetary solutions — and in the context of fashion, prioritizing ethical labor conditions and living wages.

Finally, Stella offers advice on how we can find our roles in the movement for change, as they won't all look the same. 


Read it here.


MORE READS:

Why "eco-conscious" big fashion brands can continue to increase emissions via The Guardian (**I'd call them greenwashy brands, rather than 'eco-conscious'.. but some great points in this article)

Walmart and Kohl's fined $5.5 million for greenwashing by the Federal Trade Commission via Retail Bum

Microplastics have now been found deep in the lungs of living humans via The Guardian

Sweden announces plan to target consumption-based emissions via Grist

New York label Another Tomorrow launches resale *with the hopes to reduce production* (most brands that have launched resale have not made any aims to reduce production of new clothes) via Vogue Business

I don't love the title of this article, but it has some solid advice: How to reduce your closet's carbon footprint via Fashion Magazine

Are secondhand shoppers more stylish? Research says yes via The Conversation


How clothing forms the fabric of society, both past and future via Grist

The latest IPCC report is clear: it's fossil fuels or our future via Grist

🎧  LISTENING TO...

Fashion Revolution Special: MONEY FASHION POWER and Good Clothes, Fair Pay with Clean Clothes Campaign on the Wardrobe Crisis podcast

Host Clare Press and her guest Ineke Zeldunrust of Clean Clothes Campaign unpack how fashion can improve transparency, uphold rights, pay a living wage, and ensure workers have a seat at the table. 

(Good Clothes Fair Pay is a new campaign demanding living wage legislation across the garment textile and footwear sector.)

📺 ATTENDING...

Good Clothes, Fair Pay: Living Wages in the Global Fashion Industry by Fashion Revolution

Hear from experts from Clean Clothes Campaign, Asia Floor Wage Alliance, and more on the why and how of ensuring living wages in fashion.

And check out Fashion Revolution's event calendar for even more sustainable fashion events next week!
💕 SUPPORTING...

6 Ethical Fashion Nonprofits Advocating for a Fairer Fashion Future

If you're looking for ways to get more involved in the fair fashion movement, here are some organizations to follow, engage with, and support!

Some ways to get involved could be: signing up for email updates on campaigns, following on social media and sharing their posts, checking for volunteer opportunities, or donating if you're able to.

1️⃣
Remake

2️⃣ Clean Clothes Campaign

3️⃣ Garment Worker Center

4️⃣ Custom Collaborative


5️⃣ The Or Foundation

6️⃣ And of courseFashion Revolution!

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