Useful websites for further information about ethics and sustainability in fashion that make great next steps.

Think Tanks and Research Bodies:

Centre for Sustainable Fashion

MISTRA Future Fashion

Sustainable Clothing Action Plan: Clothing Knowledge Hub

Textiles Environment Design

Textile Futures Research Centre

Campaigns, Platforms and
Other Important Organizations:

Clean Clothes Campaign

Ethical Fashion Forum

Fair Trade Foundation

Environmental Justice Foundation

Fashion Revolution

The Good Guide

Greenpeace Detox Campaign

Labour Behind the Label

Nordic Initiative, Clean and Ethical


Traidcraft’s Justice Campaign


War on Want

World Fair Trade Organisation

UN Global Compact

Key Reports:

United Nations Global Compact/BSR | A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains

Clean Clothes Campaign | Tailored Wages

Labour Behind the Label | Tailored Wages UK

Ethical Fashion Forum | Value Chain Call to Action

Baptist World Aid Australia | Behind the Barcode

International Labor Rights Forum | Deadly Secrets

UN Global Compact | The Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013

Fair Trade Foundation | Impact of Fairtrade Cotton

Deloitte | Fashioning Sustainability 2013

Greenpeace | A Fashionable Lie, Detox

WRAP | Valuing Our Clothes

Centre for Sustainable Fashion | Steps Towards Sustainability in Fashion: Snapshot Bangladesh

University of Cambridge | Well Dressed?

BSR | Sustainable Fashion Design: Oxymoron No More?

Rank A Brand | Feel Good Fashion: Transparency & Corporate Social Responsibility 2014

Traidcraft | Material Concerns: How responsible sourcing can deliver the goods for business and workers in the garment industry

Useful Articles:

Vogue UK | How the World Has Changed Since Rana Plaza

NY Times | Fast and Flawed Inspections of Factories Abroad

NY Times | U.S. Flouts Its Own Advice in Procuring Overseas Clothing

Take Part | This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9

The Guardian | A Sustainable Model for Fashion

The Guardian | 10 Things That Have Changed Since the Bangladesh Factory Collapse

The Guardian | Fashion is seen as frivolous but it’s at the heart of contemporary culture

The Guardian | Why Sustainable Supply Chains Make Business Sense

Business of Fashion | Preventing Another Rana Plaza

Business of Fashion | Stripped Bare: Brands Move Towards Transparency and Traceability

Quartz | The Case For Fewer – But Better – Clothes

Watch & Listen:

Al Jazeera | Made in Bangladesh

CBC News | Made in Bangladesh

The Guardian | Sustainable Fashion: How to Bring Sustainability Into the Apparel Industry

NPR | The World Behind a Simple Shirt in 5 Chapters

TED Talks | Sustainable Fashion is a Shared Responsibility

Detox | How People Power is Cleaning Up Fashion

Islam TV | Bangladesh in Crisis [Part 1] [Part 2]

The Story of Stuff | How Things Work

BBC Radio | Fast Fashion – Affordable or Exploitative [broadcast]

BBC Radio 4 | What Price Cheap Clothes? [broadcast]

Fairtrade Foundation | Cotton impact video
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Long (11:00):


Sandy Black. “The Sustainable Fashion Handbook.” 2012

Tamsin Blanchard. “Green is the New Black: How to Change The World with Style.” 2008

Michael Braungart and William McDonough. “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.” 2009

Sass Brown. “ReFashioned: Cutting Edge clothing from Recycled Materials.” 2013

Elisabeth Cline. “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.” 2012

Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose. “Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change.” 2012

Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen. “Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes.” 2011

Tansy Hoskins. “Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion.” 2014

Naomi Klein. “No Logo.” 1999

Safia Minney. “Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution.” 2012

Dara O’Rourke. “Shopping for Good.” 2012

V. Ann Paulins. “Ethics in the Fashion Industry.” 2009

Pietra Rivoli. “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy.” 2009

Lucy Siegle. “To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?” 2011

Rachel Louise Snyder. “Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade.” 2007

Henrietta Thompson. “Remake It: Clothes.” 2012

Kelsey Timmerman. “Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories and People That Make Our Clothes.” 2012