Vanessa Rivera, James Madison University
As the weather begins to cool down, new style guidelines are starting to warm up, for better or for worse.
Maria Merlo, Eastern Michigan University
Maybe you want to pick up a hook, or maybe you just wanted someone to talk you out of clicking ‘buy’ on that crocheted crop top. Here is how you can craft with a clear conscience.
Kaitlyn Anderson, Cornell University
Customers are reporting hidden ‘help’ messages in the tags of Shein clothing, but are these really concealed messages from their workers?
With its commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices, this retailer is the perfect store for the season’s shopping needs.
Anna Merlo, University of Queensland, Australia
Internet culture dominates every aspect of modern life for the newest generation, especially in the world of fashion.
Lena Bramsen, The New School
While these fast-paced trends come to life and then die in record time, fast fashion companies rake in the profit through unethical practices.
Isabella Savides, University of Pretoria
Although this problem is a big one among trendy online clothing retailers, its severe impact on the environment and our wallets is often overlooked.
Arianna Taylor, University of Rochester
It’s tempting to run to second-hand stores for trendy summer clothes, especially in the Big Apple, but the affordable shopping craze can be harmful to low-income communities.
Beth Jordan, Aquinas College
Greenwashing companies and influencers have made it seem like an environmentally-friendly lifestyle is out of reach for the average person. Here are some easy, everyday solutions.
Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
The efficient business model may not be environmentally friendly, but it’s unrealistic to expect everybody to shop slow fashion.
Anna Wurm, Texas A&M University
Wear your best dresses and ties for the entire month of December to advocate for a critical cause.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
Reselling thrifted items for outrages prices is contributing to the gentrification of thrift stores, harming those who rely on cheaper prices.
Reem Farhat, Fordham University
Their recent release of offensive products has consumers outraged, but the company’s fast fashion practices and sweatshops hurt much more than feelings.
Cathleen Luo, Columbia University
The app allows users to embrace their artistic side and reimagine what we wear, all while making it easy to shop sustainably.
Katherine McLaughlin, The New School
It’s important to the future of this planet, but it’s not an investment that everyone can make. How can we change this?
Taylor Sprinkle, University of Texas at Austin
With its negative social and environmental implications, the death of fast fashion is long overdue.
Flavia Martinez, Amherst College
Yes, it gets a bad rap for a variety of reasons, but it has a pretty important redeeming quality.
Julia Dixon, Texas State University and Guest Contributor
The death of more than 1,000 Bangladeshi garment workers and the conviction of 41 people for murder has sent tremors through the fashion industry. Here’s what you can do to shop responsibly.
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