"It goes beyond just fashion. It’s tied to so many other industries and issues—the environment, human rights, equality, representation, etc. Additionally, ethical/sustainable fashion is a spectrum and I think it’s important adapt a system that works sustainably for your lifestyle. There’s no right answer. Do your research."
If the ultimate goal is to change the world’s treatment of workers, and the way that fast fashion is helping to ruin this planet, we can’t make it an elite club with a specific aesthetic. Ethical fashion and minimalism don’t have to go hand-in-hand. Ethical fashion should still be for the “every girl.” It should be for women with less money, for women with different sized bodies, for women of different ethnicities and for women who like collecting things.
It has no worker empowerment initiatives in its supply chain. It has made little to no progress towards paying a living wage across its supply chain." It's pretty shocking for a brand that states: "We promote the wellbeing of every worker by supporting efforts to create safe and healthy working conditions and UNIQLO works closely with each factory to ensure the production of high quality clothes."
It never occurred to me that the reason I could get a tank top for $3 was because it was produced through child labor and Los Angeles sweatshops with shady fabric sourcing and supply chain practices.
In many ways thrifting is the most feasible financial option for me to build my ethical wardrobe so I rely on snagging second hand finds.