About Us

Fashion Is Freedom is a blog that hopes to raise awareness and learn more about sweatshop labour and the negative impacts of ‘fast’ fashion.

While we love fashion, we’re also increasingly aware of the injustices of sweatshops and sweatshop workers churning out masses of clothes for less than living wage. There is huge disparity here – the often poorly and unjust conditions under which these clothes are made… and their final destination: swanky malls and glamorous window displays.

At first, we thought the solution was simple: Boycott retailers and brands that are guilty of unethical practices and only buy clothes that are ethically made.

But the truth is, being an ethical consumer is simply not that easy.

We hope that through Fashion Is Freedom, we can understand better how sweatshops work and along the way, we want to discover and write about retailers, brands and designers who are committed to ethical practices.

Finally, our driving motivation for this blog is that fashion is a reflection of who we are, where we come from and where we’re heading. We love the idea of a storied sense of style. Most of all, we really believe that style should not come at the expense of someone else’s welfare.

It’s difficult to articulate elegantly so we’re going to borrow the words of Coco Chanel:

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”.

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