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Looking good, being good

Posted on January 24, 2004

It’s like that old joke about the shortest books in the world (Italian War Heroes, Swiss Comedians etc etc). “Ethical Fashion” could be the shortest story in the world because it really doesn’t exist. There are ethical clothes — baggy, beige T-shirts made in Third World worker co-operatives from organic Fairtrade cotton — but not proper fashion.

The poisoned legacy of the cotton T-shirt

Posted on April 26, 2000

If you buy 100% cotton sheets and shirts and think you are doing the environment a favour, think again. You could hardly be more wrong. Cotton crops are responsible for a quarter of all the insecticides dumped on the earth every year. Only tobacco soaks up more.