080. Manufactured x Transformers Foundation: The Higg Data Debate Part 2 – Re-Imagining Consumers as Conversation Changers

Will empowering consumers to shop differently really drive fashion’s transformation? [...]
16 Aug 2022
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080. Manufactured x Transformers Foundation: The Higg Data Debate Part 2 – Re-Imagining Consumers as Conversation Changers
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I’m hard at work on a miniseries about decarbonization, which will be released this fall. In the meantime, I’ve gotten together with Transformers Foundation – where I also work – to release an audio version of another article I’ve written about the Higg Index. It’s about what the role consumers should play in the transformation of fashion’s environmental impact. Is empowering them to shop differently really going to drive transformation? I’d like to put forward a new role for people in the “global North”: not that of consumer, nor that of citizen, but that of ally and conversation-changer. 

Did you miss the first time I weighed in on the Higg debate? Check out the written version here, or the audio version here.

 

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Transformers Foundation is the unified voice representing the denim industry and its ideas for positive change. It was founded to provide a thus-far missing platform to the jeans and denim supply chain, and a central point of contact for consumers, brands, NGOs, and media who want to learn more about ethics and sustainable innovation in the industry.  

The Twilight of the Ethical Consumer – by Elizabeth Cline for Atmos.

The article read during this episode makes reference to Supplier Meet-Ups hosted by the Asia Garment Hub. Our last couple of chats have been about decarbonization. Read a short recap of May, June, and July’s sessions. The next meet-up is scheduled for October 2022.  Stay in the loop about when it’s happening and what we’ll be talking about by signing up for alerts here (promise, no spam, just updates about Supplier Meet-Ups). 

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