In recent years, there’s been an exciting increase in sustainable fashion legislation and reforms working to clean up this industry — from garment worker protections against wage theft to supply chain due diligence to greenwashing enforcement.
In today’s episode, Stella interviews author, educator, and activist Elizabeth Cline to dive into all things fashion legislation: historical context, what’s going on now, why it matters, and how you can get involved.
You’ll also hear about:
+ Why we need to move away from the binary of individual versus collective action
+ How historic changes in the law have influenced the fashion industry
+ The role of fashion legislation in creating a more equitable fashion future
+ How investing in the lives of garment workers is part of the overlooked solution to fashion’s climate impact
About Elizabeth Cline
Elizabeth L. Cline is a well-known author, educator and activist in the sustainable and ethical fashion space. She’s the author of two books — Overdressed* and the Conscious Closet* — a professor of fashion policy at Columbia University, and has led pressure campaigns to push fashion legislation like the FABRIC Act and SB62 when she was the Directory of Advocacy and Policy at Remake.
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Listen to This Episode:
You can also find the transcript of this episode here.
- Conscious Chatter Episode with Roland Geyer
- Stella’s Article: The Role of Fashion Legislation
- Elizabeth Cline’s Article: Could Living Wages Help Solve Fashion’s Climate Crisis?
- List of Sustainable Fashion Laws & Reforms
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