‘Can Fast Fashion Ever Be Ethical?’ That was the question we posed to our panel and audience at last week’s debate, co-hosted with the Ethical Trading Initiative. The question of the ethics of fast fashion is, admittedly, too big to be answered in the course of a ninety minute event, but the speakers, including Dilys, Lars-Ake Begqvist, Sustainability expert for H&M, Liz Parker, whose deep understanding of workers rights issues includes having led Fashioning and Ethical Indus
Guest post by LCF student Alice Davidson The more I learn about the industry, the more I consider and question the ethics of the consumption and manufacture of fast fashion. Subcontracting has enabled companies to evade responsibility for the people who make clothes for them, and accountability of any environmental as a result of production processes. This industry is something, in a society where we can now globally communicate and connect, desperately seeking our question.