Community News

A roundup of some of the stories, headlines, and updates you may be interested in from in and around the community of socially responsible fashion design // education.

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Demand a Living Wage! from Clean Clothes Campaign on Vimeo.

TAKE ACTION// Workers Violently Evicted from Picket Line

With the support of the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), Isabelita dela Cruz tells a chilling eyewitness account on the eviction of Filipino Triumph workers from the picket line:

We appeal to everyone to support us in our struggle, to find justice and condemned the perpetrators on the casualties of the violent dispersal in our picket.” (Isabelita dela Cruz, Union President) Click here to send a letter to the Philippine authorities.

"On the 4th of May, the Triumph workers in the Philippines were violently evicted from their picket line. More than 200 security forces invaded the former factory grounds, removed the protesting workers and destroyed their action camp." (Clean Clothes Campaing)

Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC)

Filipino Triumph Workers Violently Evicted from Picket

Update about the 10 months protest of dismissed Triumph workers in the Philippines and Thailand

Centre for Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Luxury – challenging the way we shop add new label to sustainable fashion galleries

Clothesource Comments

Does the Indonesian government want its garment industry to thrive?

Vietnam power crisis: the government doesn’t always know best

Is the Indian cotton ban as important as people think?

Those workers seem to keep on getting tougher to find


Deliver Takeaway: An Open Source for Ideas

CSR Asia

Child Labour in Cambodia

Korean CSR disclosure under the spotlight

Ecotextile News

GM cotton credentials under fire

Organic cotton leads India’s export charge

Japan outlines new organic cotton rules

American Apparel launches ‘Reuse’ collection

Low cost polyesters from biomass?

Justmeans [Sustainable Develoment]

The Right to Dry: Line Drying and Sustainable Development

Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN)

Action Alert: Labour rights defenders assaulted in Puebla, Mexico

Demand justice for human rights defenders assassinated in Oaxaca, Mexico



FASHION EVOLUTION: Fashioning Entrepreneurship – International designer and green goddess Katharine Hamnett in conversation with fashion editor, Constance Harris (and SO MUCH MORE!) Check out Fashion Evolution!

Textile Futures

DIY Designer Clothing and Accessories via The Guardian

Histories of the Home Conference (5 June 2009 at London Transport Museum)

The Open University

Ethical consumption: consumer driven or political phenomenon  

Timo Rissanen: Fashion Creation Without Fabric Waste Creation

[Zero Fabric Waste Fashion]

Eco Chic – Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion (part 1)

 Eco Chic – Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion (part 2)

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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