Does Systemic Racism In Sustainable Fashion Exist?

According to Stylist the first thing most people think of when they hear the words sustainable fashion are slim, smiling, white women with long blonde hair flowing behind them whilst standing on some rocks.

It’s the classic ethical fashion shoot image, after all?

This simple image is an instant gaze into an industry that is built on some very specific ethics - to use sustainable materials, to clean the oceans, to not use cheap labour - but what does that mean in terms of equality which is fundamentally the most basic ethical practice of all?

We believe that equality must surely be explored in terms of pay, education and rights, as well as visibility and crucially, anti-oppressive practices right?