Ethical Fashion

Last updated: August 2017


A Guide to Sustainable Fashion


A general lack of fair trade and organic clothing available on the high street makes shopping ethically that little bit harder. Most high street clothing and footwear companies are fixated on producing disposable fashion that relies on overworked and underpaid factory workers. 

Aveda eco fashion show, photo credit: Flickr


Our guide ensures that you are up-to-date with fashion campaigns, provides tips on how to avoid the 'fast fashion' trend and promotes ethical fashion retailers who strive to make thoughtful clothing. 


Clothing Donations

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Where Does My Donated Clothing End Up?

In the UK, around 300,000 tonnes of clothing ends up in the household rubbish every year - a significant waste of resources. Here is how to recycle your old unwanted clothing. 

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Longer-Lasting Clothes

5 tips on how to extend the life of your clothing

Disposable fashion is having devastating consequences on our environment. Find out how to prolong the life of your clothes in 5 simple ways. 

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Ethical Retailers

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Where to find sustainable clothing

We list 5 fashion retailers who put ethics at the forefront of their business. Find out about the companies, why they deserve our attention and how they are making clothes with a difference. 

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Clothing Campaigns

Fighting for a fair fashion industry

Campaign action has had an influential impact on making mainstream clothing companies more ethical. We list the current campaigns that are worth supporting.

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Recycle Your Shoes

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Rebooting Footwear

The production of shoes can be costly for the environment. Think twice before buying a brand new pair and instead find ways to repair, reuse and recycle. 

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Further Reading

palm oil special report

Our latest report on the fashion industry

Simple or detailed scorecard ratings and Best Buys for 70 clothing brands - customised to your ethics.

How campaigning is making fashion more ethical: living wages, safer factories, toxic-free, cruelty-free and sustainable clothes.

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