It’s Too Late For Ethical Fashion

by MR Magazine Staff

When you think of the words “ethical fashion,” or “sustainable fashion,” chances are you might envision some kind of ethereal, oat-colored, flowing linen fabric against a fantastically clean white background—on Instagram. There is a thin veneer of privilege that inherently accompanies being able to consume new ethical fashion garments. On the outside, it looks like an open window to a world of salvation where off-gassing is a nuisance of the past, and the only problem you’ll encounter is what special kind of detergent you’ll need to use for your expensive investment pieces. And, despite all the hype, the progress made towards sustainability within the fashion industry is actually being canceled out by the rate at which the global fashion economy—in other words, fast fashion—is speeding up. Read more at i-D.