As Fashion Revolution Week draws to a close we thought we'd share some thought-provoking articles on topics that are close to our heart:
- Why buying expensive clothes might well cost you, and the planet, less in the long run. Read Marc Bain's article written for The Atlantic here.
- It's amazing how little we know about the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Alden Wicker's piece for Racked is excellent, you can read it here.
- An Italian weaver is paid US$27.25 per hour and a Chinese weaver is paid US$3.52 per hour. China is now considered by some to be "too expensive", which begs the question, what does a weaver get paid in the lowest of the low-cost countries? Venus Wu and Giulia Segreti discuss "China's pain, Italy's gain" here on Reuters.
- We love natural fibres and even though we know they aren't perfect we're confident they're a much better option than synthetics. You can read the Associated Press article discussing micro-plastics in our oceans here on the Newsroom website.