Community News

A roundup of stories, headlines, and updates from in and around the community of socially responsible fashion design.

(In)visible Membranes


The happiness hat forces you to smile


happiness hat from Lauren McCarthy on Vimeo.


CSR Asia

Best practices in factory training in China: Contributing to more worker participation in the improvement of working conditions, by Fair Wear Foundation (FWF)

Design Sojourn (via Core77)

Think of Creating a Language Rather than a Form  

Eco Fashion World

Shared Talent India

Ecotextile News

FTC settles bamboo textile case

Leading designers opt for organic wool

Eco accreditation for wool supply chain

RITE event retains strong support


Gross or Glorious? Austrian Designer Imagines Clothing Created From Your Body’s Bacteria

Wearable Shelter: Eco-Chic Streetwear Transforms into Protective Street Gear

Ethical Style

Clean Clothes Campaign Goes After Major Retailers

On Ralph Lauren and Photoshopping Models:

Another Ralph Lauren Model Photoshopped to Death?

France Debates Warning Labels for Photoshopped Ads

Ralph Lauren Fires Photoshopped Model for Being ‘Fat’?

Ralph Lauren Over-Photoshops Super Skinny Model

Fair Trade Sports

Puma Going Fair Trade?

Marketing Magazine

Marks & Spencer describes its journey from corporate social responsibility to sustainability

Reuters, Adam Pasick’s Blog (via Core 77)

Nike, the albatross, and sustainable design

Toronto Fashion Incubator

“Going Green” Events: Vancouver (Nov. 17th, 2009) and Montreal (Nov. 24th, 2009)

Vancouver Fashion Week

Planet Claire to Host a preview evening of Eco Fashion in partnership with Vancouver Fashion Week

Times Online

The 10 worst retailers for exploiting foreign workers

Mary has a PhD in Sociology from University of Edinburgh, researching responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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