The New(s) Standard - March 7th, 2017
Join Zady co-founder Maxine Bedat, Levi’s creative director Jonathan Cheung and Refinery29’s Global Editor-In-Chief Christene Barberich, at 11am on March 13th, as they lead a #SXSW panel on how millennials are embracing #newluxury. This panel will provide a unique perspective on how to navigate the evolving link between brands and the millennial consumer.
Incentivizing Fashion Sustainability
Financial uncertainty remains the key reason fashion organizations have been slow to adapt sustainable and ethical business models. But, organizations like Latitude and APON are making it increasingly difficult for skeptics to doubt the financial benefits of ethical and sustainable business practices by proving that business models exist that benefit all players and whose success will incentivize the industry to pursue similar changes. Read the full Forbes article.
Overcoming the the Fashion Industry’s Enduring Ethical Issues
Economic influence is a powerful source for change and apparel companies have become some of the most powerful forces in the developing countries in which they produce. Brands must do their part by putting pressure on local governments to implement robust regulation that will provide the protection that all garment workers deserve. Through the implementation of new technologies, supply chain transparency and a proactive approach from fashion brands, real progress can be made and is exemplified through an important case study outlining the plight of Syrian refugees in apparel supply chains. Read the full article on Raconteur.
Who Makes Our Clothes? Take a Look…
Photographer Jost Franko’s "Cotton Black, Cotton Blue" series documents the journey of cotton garments where he examines the many hardships laborers face - from the cotton pickers of Burkina Faso to textile workers in Bangladesh. The series sheds light on modern slavery and its existence in the cotton garments we wear. Read the full New York Times feature here. View Jost Franko’s work here.