Forget Fur – Is It Time to Stop Wearing Wool? (The Guardian)
"Animal rights charity Peta is best known for its naked anti-fur stunts, but these days it is more worried about wool. Last year, secret footage that Peta had gathered from sheep-shearing huts in Victoria, Australia, helped to bring about the first convictions against sheep shearers in the country for cruelty."
Why India and China May Be the Solution to the World's Fast Fashion Crisis (Forbes)
"Emerging market economies actually seem to care more about ethical fashion than their developed market counterparts. 65 percent of consumers in emerging markets actively seek out sustainable fashion versus 32 percent or less in mature markets."
As Ivanka Trump's Political Influence Grows, so Does Secrecy Surrounding Her Fashion Brand's Business Ties in China (Chicago Tribune)
"In the months since she took her White House role, public information about the companies importing Ivanka Trump goods to the US has become harder to find. This makes it difficult to understand whether foreign governments could use business ties with her brand to try to influence the White House."
Southeast Asian Fashion Designers Push Eco-Friendly Designs and Save Traditional Culture and Methods (South China Morning Post)
"There are many people in the region creating diverse solutions to the sustainability problem. As the ethical fashion movement continues to grow, hopes are high that almost-forgotten creative communities have a future in the modern world as age-old traditions are brought back to life."
This New York Fashion Week Looks to Be the Most Diverse Ever for Models (W Magazine)
"At least two models of colour walked every show in New York, making for what appears to be its most diverse season in recent history. While the overall percentage of nonwhite models is still at 36.9 percent, it's a major step forward for an industry that's for the large part resistant to change in general."