More often than not, it’s oh-so-easy to tell the difference between right (recycling) vs. wrong (the all-to-common San Francisco special: a left turn made from the right lane). But pondering the ethics of fashion has been known to leave us with a headache. Is it better to buy organic, even if it is shipped from overseas? How do we know fair trade is really fair? What does eco-friendly really mean?
Instead of ruminating over these style conundrums by your lonesome, you can do so among others while perusing apparel and accessories by environmentally- and socially-responsible companies during Thursday’s Ethical Fashion Night.
“[Ethical fashion] doesn’t have to be expensive, and it doesn’t have to be difficult,” says Domenica Peterson of Global Action Through Fashion, the Bay Area-based organization behind the event.
Along with fashion displays from labels such as PACT, Vagadu and Indigenous, the event seeks to educate attendees about fair trade and socially-responsible fashion production methods. Music, food and drinks take the sting out of the learning process.
The event is open to the first 350 people to RSVP online.