The truth about fast fashion: can you tell how ethical your clothing is by its price?

  To find out the true production cost of a garment is a tortuous process. Here is what you need to know to buy clothes with a clear conscience What is the true cost of a Zara hoodie? In April 2019, David Hachfeld of the Swiss NGO Public Eye, along with a team of researchers and theClean Clothes Campaign , attempted to find out. They chose to analyse a black, oversized top from Zara’s flagship Join Life sustainability line, which was printed with lyrics made famous by Aretha Franklin: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T: find out what it means to me”. It was an apt choice, because the idea was to work out whether any respect had been paid to the workers involved in the garment’s production, andhow much of the hoodie’s average retail price, €26.66 (£22.70), went into their pockets . This was no simple assignment. It took several people six months, involved badgering Zara’s parent company, Inditex, over email, slowly getting limited information in return, and interviewing dozens of sources on the ground in Iz .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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