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Ethcial Fashion

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ETHICAL FASHION:
A review essay on ethical production and ethical consumer

“Submitted by Shagun Sawhney, in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of M.A. in Fashion Marketing”
2012-2014

SUBMITTED TO: PRIYA MARY MATHEW
(Department of Business and Technology)

10 OCTOBER 2012

NEW DELHI
Table of Contents

S.No. | Topic | Page no. |
    1. | Introduction | 1 |
|     * Organic | 1 |
|     *   Fair-trade | 2 |
|     *   Vintage or Second hand | 2 |
|     *   Recycling fibres/ fabrics | 2 |
|     * Re-design or ‘up-cycling | 2 |
|     * Technology | 2 |
2. | Natural fibres | 3 |
3. | Labor conditions | 4 |
4. | Ethical Consumer | 7 |
5. | Conclusion | 10 |
|     * Gaps | 10 |
6. | Bibliography | 11 |

Introduction

Ethical Fashion according to Katherine Hamnett , (1984) is an umbrella term to describe ethical fashion design, production, retail, and purchasing. It binds a range of issues such as working conditions, discrimination, fair trade, sustainable production, the environment, and animal welfare.
The thought of ethical fashion rose within the 1980′s when concerns regarding chemicals in fabrics, for example flame-retardants and pesticide sprays in the crops, came into being. At that time, it meant chemical-free, and was mostly protecting us against fears for the own health insurance and less the global degeneration. Following the Chicago Tribune unveil   Levi Strauss’s dishonest utilization of sweatshop labor overseas in ’92, eco fashion began to actually remove. Eco-fashion additionally evolved from a history of dedication to fair trade. In the late 1990s, after a huge upheaval in activism against sweatshop labor and worker exploitation (most noticeably in 1998, when the Fair Labor Association cultivated a code of labor practices for apparel companies manufacturing within the States and abroad), abundant sweatshops operated by large apparel companies were shut down.
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