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I’ve worked in sustainability for ten years —here’s why it’s so hard to reform the fashion industry

Brands want us to focus our campaigning on personal choice. It obscures a range of other complex issues and too often the actions that would directly help garment workers are sidelined

By Emma Gleeson  

Every day I walk past a street sculpture engraved with a quote from my fellow Irishman Oscar Wilde: “The truth is never pure and rarely simple.” I cannot see it without thinking of the fashion industry’s eye-wateringly complex supply chains, and how our efforts to reform them are falling far too short.

The recent revelations that fashion…

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