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How Can We Address The High Cost of Fast Fashion?

Do Now | April 11, 2014 | 324 Comments

How Can We Address The High Cost of Fast Fashion?

In the year since a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers, small steps have been taken to improve safety conditions. Who should be responsible for the manufacturing of clothing in unregulated and unsafe factories?

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Are You Willing to Alter Your Fashion for Ethics? (Do Now #81)

Do Now | May 17, 2013 | 314 Comments

Are You Willing to Alter Your Fashion for Ethics? (Do Now #81)

Would you pay more for clothes if they were manufactured ethically i.e. produced in a factory with fair working conditions and wages? What would ethical shopping look like to you? Before answering, look at a garment that you recently purchased and find out the brand and where it was made. Take a picture and tweet it with the info (or post it in the comments section below).

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Do Now #78: Fast Fashion at a High Cost

Do Now | May 3, 2013 | 116 Comments

Do Now #78: Fast Fashion at a High Cost

Last week a garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh, leaving over 500 workers dead. Labor organizers argue that this tragedy could have easily been prevented if there were regulations put in place in the factories to ensure safer working conditions. However, the lack of regulations allows for fashion companies to pay less money for the manufacturing cost of their clothing which makes it cheaper for people to buy the products in stores. Should the effort to sell clothing at such a low price justify hiring garment factories with poor and dangerous working conditions?

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