It’s really wonderful to have a positive role model (Emma Watson) who not only supports Gender Equality (HeForShe), but also supports the ethics behind a multi-billion dollar industry – Fashion. I am guilty, as many people to use beauty items that are chemical-filled. Yet, the slow transition towards cruelty-free products is a goal I have for any beauty purchases. However, after realising how many items of clothings I was discarding annually, I was shocked at the amount of clothes that each of us are likely to wear a few times, once or never, before throwing or donating them away. Not only is this hugely damaging for the environment, but many of these clothings are cheap, affordable and not made to the highest quality. Fast fashion is like fast food. It’s fast but it’s not the best option.
It may be as well to say that ignorance is bliss. However, with more and more information of what is happening behind the scenes of the working environment, wages, materials and production, I can’t help feel terribly guilty and upset about what is happening. It’s undeniably a struggle in finding ethical fashion brands that are affordable, however I had a look at some fashion brands that have pieces under $150 that are listed below.
The Ethical Fashion Brand List:
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