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May 26, 2006

Who cares for ethical clothing?

‘Ethical clothing’ has been a favourite term in the fashion world of late, especially in the UK where a Fairtrade Fortnight was held recently. With big-name retailers such as Marks & Spencer and Topshop playing the ethical card, Rebecca Danton asks if their efforts to tackle the issue are any more than a token scratch at the surface of where their merchandise comes from.

‘Ethical clothing’ has been a favourite term in the fashion world of late, especially in the UK where a Fairtrade Fortnight was held recently. With big-name retailers such as Marks & Spencer and Topshop playing the ethical card, Rebecca Danton asks if their efforts to tackle the issue are any more than a token scratch at the surface of where their merchandise comes from.

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