Everything You Need to Know About the FABRIC Act, the First Federal Fashion Bill
"Every single day, every one of us starts the morning getting dressed. 'What are we going to wear?' But the question we don't ask ourselves is, 'What did it take to make the clothes that I'm going to wear?'"
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to Introduce First Federal Fashion Bill
The New York Democrat is set to present the Fashioning Accountability and Building Real Institutional Change Act — FABRIC Act for short — to the Senate on May 12.
Protection for Long-Exploited California Garment Workers Is Finally Signed Into Law
The Garment Worker Protection Act enforces fair compensation and holds fashion brands accountable for unpaid wages.
In Fashion, Regenerative Farming Isn't an Impossible Solution
Eco-label Christy Dawn spent two years bringing 24 acres of depleted farmland back to life. Now, the brand is sharing the roadmap of how it did it.
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Inside the Fight to End Labor Exploitation in L.A. Garment Factories
Garment workers are working to change a long history of wage theft and sweatshop-like conditions in Los Angeles.
Must Read: The Price Behind an Instagram Post, Inside the Slave Labor Camps of Fashion Brands
Plus, Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghésquiere speaks out against Trump.
H&M, Zara Make Commitment to Safety Reform in Bangladesh
In the wake of the recent Bangladesh factory accidents (the Rana Plaza collapse that has killed 1,127 as of today, and, more recently, a fire that killed eight), the call for labor reform in the Bangladeshi garment industry has grown louder and louder. As pressure mounts, both in Bangladesh and abroad, it seems that industry execs and government officials are finally taking the first steps towards creating a safer, more fair work environment in Bangladesh.
What Brands, Workers, Governments and We Must Do in the Wake of the Tragedies in Bangladesh
I woke up this morning to news that there had been yet another garment factory fire in Bangladesh, which killed 8 night shift workers. A collective shaking our heads is in order, before we get into the very necessary next steps that fashion brands, the Bangladeshi government, garment labor groups, and we, the “fashionistas,” must take. With 900 garment workers dead and counting, the Rana Plaza factory collapse on April 24 is the worst disaster in the garment industry’s history. Sadly, there are no guarantees it is the last. Just after the collapse, I’d called for brands to start holding their factories accountable, and for us to resist buying fast fashion. The glaring truth: boycotting brands does further damage to this delicate situation.
Mango and Joe Fresh Reportedly Among Brands Produced in Collapsed Bangladesh Factory
According to the latest reports, there are now 230 confirmed dead and hundreds injured, with an unknown number of people still unaccounted for. The disaster comes on the heels of two deadly fires at nearby factories. In addition to the sharp rise in body count, several new details have emerged since yesterday's tragic incident, including which brands are involved and details on what's being done to prevent similar disasters in the future. Here's what we know: