Big win for responsible fashion on campus as W&M students take action!

Blaise Springfield, President of the Student Ethical Fashion Organization 2010-11 (SEFO) at The College of William and Mary, has informed us that the college Provost has just asserted that “by the fall he will have enacted a committee to monitor the production of all apparel that bears the college’s logo.” (Blaise Springfield, SEFO)

This win is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of a small group of W&M students (KB Brower, Alex Leach, Ruoyan Sun, and Blaise Springfield), along with the support of key faculty and staff.

“We will now have committee of students, staff, and faculty that monitors reports from the WRC and ensures that the college’s code of conduct is followed by vendors.” (Blaise Springfield, SEFO)

Not only is this is an amazing accomplishment, we hope it is a story that will inspire other students to take action.  

Blaise has authorized us to post their research, A Report on the Status of Ethical Fashion At The College of William and Mary, with the hope it will serve as a template for action!

Congratulations SEFO!

Mary Hanlon

Mary is the founder, editor and lead contributor at Social Alterations. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, where she researches responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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