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Fixing Fashion’s Returns Problem in a Post-Lockdown World

Fixing Fashion’s Returns Problem in a Post-Lockdown World

Like a home renovation project exposing underlying damp and cracked walls, this pandemic has torn open the systemic problems in fashion retail that lay under the surface all along. From the cancelled orders crisis spotlighting garment workers on the poverty line, to the dramatic halt in shopping that’s shifted millions of consumers towards a slower,...

Fast Jewellery: The True Cost of Costume and Where to Find Ethical Pieces

Fast Jewellery: The True Cost of Costume and Where to Find Ethical Pieces

When we think about fast fashion, we think about clothing. Anything made from fabric, we generally feel familiar with its social and environmental implications. However, as Tansy Hoskins’ new book Foot Work doubles down on, there are many fashion categories that have yet to reach the public consciousness in the ethical fashion movement. Beyond shoes,...