I realise that the term is pretty much a marketing tool these days, along with such irrelevancies as "organic" and "handmade". I want this thread to be a broad and open-minded topic where people can discuss ethics in fashion, but also a one-stop-shop for people who want to know how brand x producers its clothing. A sorta RFT thread dedicated to the ethics side of clothing. Therefore, a non-exhaustive list of topics to pursue could be: - the lines between factory and sweatshop - minimum wages, globalisation, politics - cultural appropriation of design - animal welfare - consumer responsibility etc etc. So I'll start us off with a question: do you consider the clothing you own to be ethical? in terms of the sheer amount? the way it has been produced? and the money you've spent on it?