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Sustainable Reads

1. Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes Paperback – Mar 15 2015 by Andrew Brooks  “Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a global journey to expose the inequalities and injustices that exist within the second-hand clothing trade and the manufacturing of garments destined for Western markets. Thought-provoking and insightful, Brooks highlights […]

Fashion Against Poverty

Hands of a Hero Foundation will be hosting their 3rd Annual Fashion Show; Fashion Against Poverty on July 25, 2015 . We are seeking volunteers prior to the event as well as volunteers to help out on the night of the event. Some positions include: Models Designers Event Coordinator Assistant Backstage Help Social Media Support […]

Dressed In Greed

Do you buy fast fashion?  You can’t beat yourself up too much about it.  It’s the fashion industry’s responsibility to manufacture clothing in an ethical manner.  Sadly, corporations do not value lives as much as they do profit.  Stories of forced child labor, treacherous working conditions and toxic pollutants poisoning communities appear regularly.  Next time […]

Cheap Clothes – High Cost

Cambodia’s aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities there are actually forcing them into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.  VICE News traveled to Phnom Penh to speak with former and current sex workers, officials and labor organizers […]