If the ringing of cash registers along Main Street is any indication, “fast fashion” isn’t going away any time soon. Recent events in Bangladesh may have swayed a certain breed of shopper, but in the end, people will continue spend however much they want to spend, multinational corporations will continue to make decisions based on maximum profits, and workers’ rights will continue to play second fiddle to growing consumer appetites. Cheap, disposable clothing couldn’t be more antithetical to most definitions of sustainability, but is it carved in stone that never the twain shall meet? Ecouterre checked in with nine leading members of the green fashion movement, including Restore Clothing’s Anthony Lilore, Fashion Takes Action’s Kelly Drennan, and award-winning designer Tara St. James, to find out what they had to say about the fashion industry’s burden of responsibility, H&M’s latest claims of sustainability, and if “fast” can ever be “ethical…”
Read the full story on Ecouterre.