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EMILY VS BEAR Raises Awareness of Human Rights Abuses in the Fashion Industry

Created by millennial fashion designer and activist Emily Bell, EVB donates 20 percent of its proceeds from every purchase towards a charity of the consumer’s choice. When it comes to deciding whether to buy clothing, accessories or shoes, there’s plenty to consider about style, color, quality, and price. Yet, there is one aspect that most consumers rarely factor into their buying decisions: the working conditions of those people who are producing the clothing.

 

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Many of today’s largest fashion brands outsource their manufacturing to countries where factory workers are effectively treated as slave labor, subject to physical and sexual abuse as well as unsafe and unsanitary working conditions. In order to provide consumers with an alternative to supporting companies that place corporate greed above basic human rights for all and the environment, Boston-based fashion designer, activist, and entrepreneur Emily Bell decided to launch EMILYVSBEAR, a luxury American-made fashion brand. All of the EMILY VS BEAR pieces are made with a focus on sustainable practices.

Jenna Smith

I am a full-time writer based in NYC covering fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. ...(Read More)