Ethical Fashion

As the fashion industry grows to accommodate a burgeoning community of bold new designers, so too does the call to reduce the impact fashion has on workers and the environment. Fast-fashion companies, specifically, are coming under growing scrutiny for the significant harm they pose to the planet. Innovative thinkers and business leaders are challenging us to rethink our relationship to fashion and imagine a more sustainable and ethical way to fill our closets.

ESG & the Transformation of Business Education in the Fashion Industry

We talk to Fordham University’s Responsible Business Coalition’s Executive Director Frank Zambrelli about the transformation of business education to cater to the growing focus on ESG investing – particularly in the fashion industry.

These 6 Ethical Fashion and Lifestyle Brands Are the Future of Style and Luxury

Smarter sourcing. Sustainable materials. Better working conditions. Models that give back. These ethical fashion and lifestyle brands are breaking the fast-fashion mold to create something truly beautiful and kind.

3 Things You Might Not Know About Fast Fashion

Love doing a wardrobe refresh? Your closet update might have some major unintended consequences for air and water quality, garment workers, and more. Before you click “buy,” here’s what you should know about fast fashion, what’s happening in sustainable fashion, and how you can help.

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5 Things I Learned My First Year Running a Socially Conscious Brand

How three women launched a brand of ethically made after-bath wear and achieved profitability in one year.

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A New Category of Functional Sustainable Footwear is Being Created From Cannabis Hemp Fibers

In episode 96 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Bernardo Carreira, CEO of 8000…

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Interview with Jake Orak, Founder of Ethnotek on his Decade Long Journey in Social Entrepreneurship

In episode 95 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Jake Orak, founder of Ethnotek on…

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40 Social Entrepreneurs to Watch for in 2021

This will mark the 8th edition of our Social Entrepreneurs to watch for list. If you…

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How to Responsibly use Offshore Manufacturing and Disrupt the Lifecycle of Fast Fashion

In episode 85 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Adila Cokar, founder…

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Eco Stylist Brand Ratings Make it Easier Than Ever to Dress Like You Give a Damn

Shopping for sustainable clothing has become the new normal. The good? People are giving a…

New Collaboration Between Sage Larock and Sea Shepherd Create Swimwear Collection From Upcycled Illegal Fishing Nets
New Collaboration Between Sage Larock and Sea Shepherd Create Swimwear Collection From Upcycled Illegal Fishing Nets

SAGE LAROCK is proud to announce our most recent collaboration with SEA SHEPHERD to create…

Meet Rags2Riches, The Ethical Fashion Brand From The Philippines That’s Got Everyone Talking

Disclaimer: This article is written by the Co-founder of Cambio & Co., an ethical fashion…

The Journey to Create a Sustainable Fashion Marketplace for Men
The Journey to Create a Sustainable Fashion Marketplace for Men

In episode 65 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Garik Himebaugh, founder…

Recolonizing Design and Innovating Textiles with Shradha Kochhar of LOTA
Decolonizing Design and Innovating Textiles with Shradha Kochhar of LOTA

In episode 26 of the Impact India podcast, I chat with Shradha Kochhar, a knitwear…

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This Biotech Company Turns Milk Waste Into Protein Fiber to Revolutionize Sustainable Clothing

In episode 57 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, we speak with Robert Luo, Founder…

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This Social Enterprise Upcycles Fire Hoses Into Sustainable Fashion Accessories

Elvis & Kresse turns decommissioned fire hoses into sustainably and ethically made luxury accessories, and…

Buy Local and Social: 13 Social Enterprises to Support Amidst COVID-19

As we are inundated with news focusing on the devastating health and economic impact of…

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Crafted Society is on a Mission to Fund and Preserve the Artisans of Italy

In episode 45 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Martin Johnston, Co-founder…

Crafted Society Raises Over $1 Million to Create Luxury for Good

Crafted Society, an Amsterdam based luxury goods brand whose mission is to use luxury for…

Social Entrepreneurs to watch for in 2020
37 Social Entrepreneurs To Watch For In 2020

This will mark the 7th edition of our Social Entrepreneurs to watch for list. If you…

22 Social Enterprises to Watch for in Asia in 2020

Happy New Year! It’s been over two years that I have been given the opportunity…

10 Ethical Alternatives to Today’s Top Brands

Today we are fortunate enough that there’s an ethical alternative to almost any brand that…

Rewilder is Taking an Innovative Approach to Zero Waste Fashion Through Unique Upcycling

Meet Rewilder, a sustainable fashion brand that finds beauty in discarded industrial materials, upcycling them…

This Impact Jewelry Brand Employs Women Transitioning Out of Homelessness

Meet Unlocked, a social impact jewelry brand based out of Nashville, TN that employs women…

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Anchal is an Innovative Nonprofit Brand Creating Sustainable Jobs and Empowering Women Through Fashion

In Episode 28 of the Disruptors for Good podcast, I speak with Colleen and Maggie…

Daria Day is Empowering Women in Remote Communities in the Foothills of K2 Mountain

Meet Daria Day, a social enterprise jewelry brand empowering women living in the remote mountain…

Becoming an Active Supporter to Sustainable Fashion With the Founder of Fairtrunk

In episode 5 of the Impact India podcast, I connect with Darshana Gajare of FairTrunk,…

Turning Recycled Plastic Into Clothes
The Future of Fashion: Turning Recycled Plastic Into Clothes

Little do people know, but every piece of plastic ever made is reported to still…

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Meet the World’s First Waterproof Cannabis Sneaker

Meet 8000Kicks, the waterproof cannabis sneaker startup. The friends behind 8000Kicks first started company with…

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Meet the Handmade Accessory Brand Empowering Women At-Risk of Sexual Exploitation

Did you know that 75% of trafficking victims are girls and women? That 1 in…

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Waste to Wear: Meet Topiku, the Sustainable Brand That Turns Trash Into Hats

Photo credit: Topiku Topiku makes SoCal streetwear-inspired hats from textile offcuts, leather scraps and HDPE plastics typically…