Opinion

Does Fashion Have a Conscience?

Tensie Whelan

By Tensie Whelan

Luxury brands are focusing on sustainability as a way to add quality and purpose to their collections.

By Tensie Whelan

So you need a little retail therapy. Time for a new suit, dress or leather jacket? Want to make your fashion a conversation starter?

How about a leather jacket grown from kombucha bacteria? Sneakers from ocean plastic? A silk-like dress made from sour milk?

You could consider a luxury garment that was gently worn, cleaned up and resold at a fraction of the cost. Or you could rent your new outfits and return them when you are bored.

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Tensie Whelan is a Clinical Professor of Business and Society and Director of the Center for Sustainable Business.