The 8 Percent Festival hosted a panel discussion called ‘In Ethical Fashion’ that explored the following:
“With fast fashion ruling clothing retail like never before, the uncomfortable question that should be on everyone’s lips is: how do brands make clothes so fast, so cheaply? The answer lies in third world labour, with often underage workers being overworked and underpaid. How can fashion brands meet the demands of their first world customers, and meet ethical standards of manufacturing at the same time?”
It was a pleasure being involved in this discussion and learning from fellow panellists Susan Dimasi from Materialbyproduct and James Bartle from Outland Denim. Thanks 8 Percent for facilitating such an important dialogue.