"NEW YORK, United States — There is a two-part solution to making the fashion industry more sustainable. Part one is what consumers can do. Part two is what the industry can do.
By and large, mass market and established fashion houses are not doing a great job at eco-conscious production, no matter what they tell us. They are running archaic and eco-destructive production systems and business models and their sustainable policies are often damage control, with a lot of PR sparkle but very little substance.
Meanwhile, smaller independent brands with sustainable production models built into their DNA are widely available. And unlike more established brands, they do not have to undo their global production systems, or convince investors that money must be spent to re-make the system that has made them wealthy.
If consumers purchased from the huge number of lesser-known fashion houses that have made sustainability an integral part of their business models, we’d be on our way to a solution."
By Rachel Kibbey, Founder of Helpsy #itsnotjuststella read the the rest of the article on BOF
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