Who made my clothes?

Shopping for clothes can be complicated. Thinking about the working conditions of the people who made them and impacts on the environment can leave you riddled with doubt. Thankfully Good on You has recently started simple rating scheme for clothing in Australia. They've rated 1,000s of clothing brands based on research by their ‘ethical detectives’, like me. Recently they asked me to do some research on the major ethical certification schemes in the fashion industry, to take a closer look at what they cover, criticisms, and how GoY should reflect them in their ratings. The task looked easy at first but I soon realised there’s a lot of grey areas because of the way brands are responding to c

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