In the world of the fashion conscience, we assess what transpires when a fashionable style meets ethics as part of the Fashion Business Directory. Ethical fashion companies are increasingly dedicated to ending the cycle of exploitation and improving the lives of workers everywhere with fashion lines such as Patagonia holding the distinction of being the first company ever to receive Fair Trade Certification for textile manufacturing in 2014.
This respectable distinction ensures that skilled artisans who manufacture Patagonia’s garments are not only adequately compensated, but also work in environments that put their safety and wellbeing first. Similarly, Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is a not-for-profit entity that collaborates with businesses, manufacturing facilities, labour unions, and NGOs to create ethical consciousness in the world of fashion. Fashion serves as more than just a mode of expression; it also serves as a representation of corporate social responsibility and the values that underpin a fairer and more democratic society.