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Pythons in the news

The python skin business remains topical not least due to emotive imagery around animal welfare but also the allure of the luxury fashion sector. Here is a news item this week on initiatives under way to improve animal welfare in … Continue reading

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5 trends in ethical fashion

Sarah Ditty at the SOURCE Summit on Friday presented the five main trends in ethical fashion. They are the following: 1.     Transparent business practices Several retailers are publishing supplier lists e.g. H &M., Patagonia, Nike. A “welcome start but still … Continue reading

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Baroness Young on ethical fashion

UK politician Baroness Young made the opening address to the SOURCE ethical fashion summit today that I am speaking at. Young by her own admission does not come across as your average politician in terms of her flamboyent dress style … Continue reading

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Getting brands to be more sustainable

On Wednesday I spoke at the Sustainable Luxury Forum in Geneva. The main message from my talk was that external pressure in the form of NGO reports and campaigns are an effective and necessary means to bring about change in … Continue reading

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Will luxury fashion be “sustainable” in China

Luxury brands are taking on sustainability as a marketing tool. European consumers of luxury are demanding greater transparency on sourcing and labour rights even of luxury goods. As European markets stagnate, luxury brands are active in emerging markets for new … Continue reading

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