News — EthicalFashion

By Anastasia Ivleva

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Founder and owner of Inditex, Amancio Ortega, whose brand pool includes Zara, Massimo Dutti and Oysho, was named the richest man in Europe in 2016 and his company, the wealthiest retailer on the planet, amassed a fortune of $79.7 billion. Quite a fitting way to begin an article on excessive consumption and impulsive shopping right? Ortega’s fortune was built on a straightforward scheme: to sell inexpensive clothes, the design of which imitates catwalk trends and delivering new collections approximately every two weeks (in fact, Zara adds new styles every week). Multiply this business model by the number of fashion retailers...

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the world, many things are changing

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Industries are facing difficulties and many people are finding themselves in situations that they couldn’t possibly have seen coming. Businesses close as entire countries go into lockdown, and the economy is cracking under the pressure of this unprecedented crisis. One of the things to change is the fashion industry. As a trade reliant on a constant influx of customer interest, as well as functioning factories and warehouses that employ lots of people, fashion is having to re-think its entire model to be able to have a fighting chance during and after coronavirus. Many ethical fashion advocates hope that a new,...

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