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Fashion industry goes green

Fashion industry goes green

Clothing brands focus on making ethical, sustainable pieces
Caroline Thompson, Senior Reporter September 27, 2018

The fashion industry is the third most polluting industry and one of the largest water consumers in the world, but some companies are joining the “eco-fashion” movement, implementing policies to reduce...

Think before you buy

Think before you buy

Editorial Board March 16, 2016

You see a $10 shirt in the window and think “What a steal,” not stopping to consider how it can be so cheap, or buy a chocolate bar, inexpensive enough to be purchased with your spare change. We...

Cheap fashion enables abuse

Cheap fashion enables abuse

Low-cost clothing promotes mistreatment.
Neely Metz, Copy Editor March 15, 2016

As spring magazines highlight the season’s newest trends and hot styles, they often choose to focus on who’s wearing what while glossing over who’s making what. Modern day slaves make up over 30...

Workers often pay the price for fast fashion

Workers often ‘pay the price’ for fast fashion

Low cost clothing is often sourced from sweatshops and child labor.
Neely Metz, Copy Editor February 4, 2016

Colorful advertisements reading “Up to 75 percent off select items!” and “Fashion from $5!” cover buses, buildings and billboards in hopes of attracting potential customers, but behind the smiling...

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