Accessible and ethical are not two words that are always associated with fashion, least of all together, but with growing awareness of the impact that the clothing and fashion industry has on the wider world, it is becoming more common. Many high street retailers now stock ethical ranges, or have transformed their practices altogether to ensure that consumers can access fashion that isn’t detrimental to the planet.
Ethical fashion refers to clothing lines and products that are not harmful to the planet, and that use products that are not harmful to people or animals. It also refers to the company’s practices, for example, the way that members of staff are treated. Ethical retailers will be fair employers and will look after everyone who is a part of their business, as well as offering more environmentally conscious products for consumers to purchase. It’s clear to see why ethical fashion is more in demand than ever.