During this first week of the new year, I’ve noticed that many media outlets are wondering how social responsibility and sustainability in fashion will evolve in 2016. Here are four interesting articles on the topic:
- The Guardian introduces us to five young designers who are creating clothes with ethics woven in.
- AnOther explores a new trend emerging in luxury fashion: a shift towards ethical sustainability undertaken by its most powerful conglomerates.
- What to expect in 2016? Ecouterre asked 36 eco-fashion movers and shakers to offer their predictions.
- Meet 8 African footwear brands who are focussing on sustainably sourced materials and ethical manufacturing.
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