The Resistance News
February 6, 2017
The media headlines looks bad for Ivanka & looks great for those calling for boycott Ivanka, as related to her involvement in her father’s politics.
Here are a few: Ivanka Trump Plays Big Role Even Without White House Title. An anti-Trump movement is calling for the boycott of these 33 retailers. Ivanka boycott is going after Amazon over Trump suits. Ivanka Trump responds to Nordstrom stop selling her brands. Macy’s is under pressure to drop Ivanka Trump. Neiman Marcus Is No Longer Selling Ivanka Trump Products. Here’s What Retail Workers Have To Say About How Ivanka Trump. At stores across New York City, the Ivanka Trump collection is seeing clearance pricing and slashed inventory.
The problem for Ivanka is commerce and politics do not mix, especially when it is the politics of Ivanka father’s Trump. Trump is a Fascist along the line of KKK racist roots, who trashes minorities, along with many other, such as the environment.
Ivanka herself, according to media like NYT and Washington Post, while she focus on promoting feminism, in fact, is a ket part of enabling her father, Trump, many horrific acts.
Meanwhile, globally, for a few years now, the concept of “Ethical fashion” has gained traction.
What is “Ethical Fashion?”
The following is from Ethical Fashion Forum (to read more from the forum see here)
Defining ethical fashion
For the EFF, ethical fashion represents an approach to the design, sourcing and manufacture of clothing which maximises benefits to people and communities while minimising impact on the environment.
“If you describe something as ethical, you mean that it is morally right or morally acceptable.” Collins English Dictionary
For the EFF, the meaning of ethical goes beyond doing no harm, representing an approach which strives to take an active role in poverty reduction, sustainable livelihood creation, minimising and counteracting environmental concerns.
Sustainability and the triple bottom line
The term sustainable is used throughout this site in the context of both social and environmental issues.
In 1989, the Brundtland Commission articulated what has now become a widely accepted definition of sustainability: “[to meet] the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
We believe that a business or initiative is not sustainable unless the triple bottom line is integrated at the core of business practices and policy, from board level to studio, shop, or factory floor.
Increasing the capacity and wellbeing of the people and communities behind fashion. Any fashion business depends on the people behind it. In a broader context, poverty and exploitation of the human workforce behind fashion affects the stability of the industry itself.
Minimising the environmental impact of all business operations, throughout the supply chain. Creating and acting upon opportunites to reduce environmental issues beyond the immediate operations- such as awareness raising , investment in and support of environmental initiatives.
Without a robust financial business model, none of the above can be achieved. Good intentions without an effective business structure can backfire. A sustainable approach includes quality products or services that meet market needs and demands and are fairly marketed.
The work of the Ethical Fashion Forum with businesses is built on these three pillars, and especially with smaller businesses includes elements of commercial and financial business support, in collaboration with partner organisations.