In 2015, Swedish fast fashion giant H&M was named one of the world’s most ethical companies thanks to its extensive sustainability efforts. But in an industry built on cheap thrills, can the rush of buying new stuff ever sit comfortably with the ethical responsibility to slow down consumption?
Over the last decade, brands have made a real effort to ‘go green’ – and they expect a positive response. But a study by Yale suggests that people are actually less likely to buy if the environmental benefit seems intentional. So how should a brand demonstrate its green credentials?
H&M, the world's second-largest clothing retailer, is making big strides towards a greener future. Its recently released corporate sustainability report documents a marked shift in the company's ethos towards sustainability and the use of organic materials.
Imagine your entire wardrobe fitting into a suitcase. That means everything; shoes, underwear, coats and trousers. Whether this fills you with hope or horror, it’s a reality for some. Un-fancy, the ‘wardrobe by numbers’ blog, exemplifies the minimalist fashion movement’s increasing online momentum.
‘Til death us do part’ is usually reserved for weddings. But as sustainability becomes a bigger concern, it could be applied to our prized possessions, from cashmere jumpers to iPhones. But how achievable is this in a world where acquiring and upgrading are the status quo?