Zalando’s do.MORE brand strategy is aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement and is encouraging a shift in the industry by offering tangible, science-based targets that promote sustainability and global citizenship. How is the brand demonstrating authenticity amid widespread greenwashing?
Gen Zers are often described as the eco-conscious generation, but despite growing pushback against fast fashion brands, ecommerce giant, Asos, has remained resilient over the last year, bringing affordable fashion to a large proportion of young consumers.
Young people can find themselves conflicted between the abundance of styles afforded by fast fashion and its negative impacts on the environment. But with the rise of second-hand fashion and eco-conscious lines, an overwhelming amount of young people are feeling the itch to ‘ditch fast fashion’.
With fashion in flux, people are looking for alternative leaders to initiate meaningful change. Bethany Williams’ approach, which goes beyond sustainable fabrics to encompass social enterprise, is a lesson for all sectors in how to create a truly human brand for the pandemic age.
Price is often highlighted as the main driver behind fashion choices. In spite of people’s desire to shop eco-friendly, there’s a high barrier to entry for most ethical brands. Is fashion resale a way to ensure greater eco access, or is the second-hand market causing more problems than it solves?