Those in the fashion industry are well-known sources of fundraising and charitable donations, and there are a few companies that make it a point to do as much as they can for the betterment of mankind and the world as a whole. However, after visiting the PETA page, I must say I'll be quite depressed for a few days... Maybe take up vegetarianism.
Learning more about Greenpeace's new Detox campaign--a campaign aimed at the fashion world, and designed to motivate companies to stop using toxic chemicals in their manufacturing processes--set the old wheels a-turnin' about ethics and the fashion industry. Collectively, fashion houses have long faced external pressure to improve their ethical practices, whether that meant sourcing materials in a more sustainable way, the use of certain types of materials, or the treatment of workers at all levels.
Fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry; this 2011 article from the Economist estimates the total worth at around $252 billion. That's a-freaking-LOT of clothes. Read More