💌 Welcome to Issue #59 of The Conscious Edit!

💬 Have you ever wondered what it's like working in the corporate offices of some of the biggest fast fashion brands?

💬 What the conversations are like that go on behind closed doors at these companies?

💬 What the culture is like and if the people working in fast fashion corporate are actually even "winning" in this system?

➡️ Well this week's Conscious Style Podcast guest, Amanda McCarty,
gave us the inside scoop on all of this and more.

🛍 Amanda was an experienced buyer in the fast fashion industry who now offers consulting for small businesses and hosts her own slow fashion podcast, Clotheshorse.

🎙 And
 she did not hold back when it came to revealing fast fashion's secrets in this interview!

🎧 I cannot WAIT for you to tune in to this one. It is truly jam-packed with insights.
You can check it out on your fave podcast app here.

Hope you get something out of that episode — and this week's Conscious Edit issue :) 

💕   Elizabeth | Founder, 
Conscious Life & Style

Your Sustainable Fashion Resources List is here.

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EU moves to legislate fast fashion — will it work? via Vogue Business

The European Union has recently announced a set of proposals in an effort to make textile products more durable, recyclable, and free of hazardous substances, and for producers to take responsibility for the end-of-life for their products. 

Many have celebrated this proposed legislation, but some experts have expressed concerns that it doesn't go far enough. 


Shein is now valued at $100 billion. These four charts might help explain why... via Business of Fashion

What it's like to carry the *literal* weight of fashion's waste in Kantamanto Market in Ghana via Atmos

Can scale and ethics coexist? The Block

How to be a sustainable fashion lover (and why it matters) via BBC

By Rotation raises $3 million for international expansion to Europe and the US via Drapers

Did you catch my interview with By Rotation founder Eshita Kabra-Davies? Check it out here on the Conscious Style Podcast

In what activists call a "model for how to bring about real change", after strong collective efforts, H&M agrees to sign a legally binding agreement to end sexual harassment and sexual violence against women workers at one of its Indian suppliers | via The Guardian

Can science-based targets help tackle greenwashing? via Good On You

Ukraine's designers are fighting to survive — here's how you can help via Good On You

Fashion must cut emissions in half, warns UN climate group via Vogue Business (member paywall)


Understanding Your Own Personal Style on Clotheshorse

Hear more from this week's Conscious Style Podcast guest, Amanda McCarty on her own podcast, Clotheshorse!

I loved this two parter on personal style that Amanda did with Audrey of Flourish Style Collective, talking about style archetypes, breaking fashion "rules", and why we should still be wearing our skinny jeans!


Spring 2022 Trends That You Already Own via Alyssa Beltempo

Alyssa Beltempo is one of my favorite slow fashion creators to follow and I always love her "shop your closet" videos that inspire us to get creative with what we have, as well as her styling videos that encourage us to still make trends or style types all our own.

This is a fun video for your weekend that offers a mix of both!


Natural Straw Bags & Artisan Woven Beach Bags on Conscious Fashion Collective

Most woven straw bags in the market now are actually made from plastic — ugh. But writer Jharna Pariani has done plenty of homework to find you a curated selection of straw bags that are made from natural fibers that also celebrate ancestral crafts and empower artisans.

Discover the sustainable selections of this beloved summer accessory on our sister platform, CFC.

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