Ethics are the new black

Press/Media: Research

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Every piece of clothing we own has a story, whether it is made of cotton grown in a field, or polyester pumped out of an oil rig. Our choices dictate what story the clothes tell, and it is our duty to ensure we minimise our impact on humanity. Buying a new dress or jacket is no longer a simple undertaking. The customer and the designer are both participants in the fashion supply chain, the garment life cycle and perhaps unconsciously linked by their ethical choices. Dr Thomas has taught fashion around the UK and Oceania, and is the creator of the MSc Ethics in Fashion course at Heriot-Watt University. She is an advocate for ethics and sustainability within fashion the supply-chain and wrote the new MSc Ethics in Fashion programme. She has presented research in the USA, UK, Hong Kong and Australia. In 2014 she contributed a chapter to the Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion, and currently, she is finishing a book for Routledge on Fashion Ethics due in 2016. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CewXLnWGIKY

Period8 Oct 2016

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleEthics are the new black
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletYoutube
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size17.4 minutes
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/10/16
    DescriptionA Ted Talk
    Every piece of clothing we own has a story, whether it is made of cotton grown in a field, or polyester pumped out of an oil rig. Our choices dictate what story the clothes tell, and it is our duty to ensure we minimise our impact on humanity.

    Buying a new dress or jacket is no longer a simple undertaking. The customer and the designer are both participants in the fashion supply chain, the garment life cycle and perhaps unconsciously linked by their ethical choices.

    Dr Thomas has taught fashion around the UK and Oceania, and is the creator of the MSc Ethics in Fashion course at Heriot-Watt University.

    She is an advocate for ethics and sustainability within fashion the supply-chain and wrote the new MSc Ethics in Fashion programme. She has presented research in the USA, UK, Hong Kong and Australia. In 2014 she contributed a chapter to the Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion, and currently, she is finishing a book for Routledge on Fashion Ethics due in 2016.
    Producer/AuthorTedxHeriotWattUniversity
    URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CewXLnWGIKY
    PersonsSue Thomas

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleEthics are the new black
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/10/16
    DescriptionEvery piece of clothing we own has a story, whether it is made of cotton grown in a field, or polyester pumped out of an oil rig. Our choices dictate what story the clothes tell, and it is our duty to ensure we minimise our impact on humanity.

    Buying a new dress or jacket is no longer a simple undertaking. The customer and the designer are both participants in the fashion supply chain, the garment life cycle and perhaps unconsciously linked by their ethical choices.

    Dr Thomas has taught fashion around the UK and Oceania, and is the creator of the MSc Ethics in Fashion course at Heriot-Watt University.

    She is an advocate for ethics and sustainability within fashion the supply-chain and wrote the new MSc Ethics in Fashion programme. She has presented research in the USA, UK, Hong Kong and Australia. In 2014 she contributed a chapter to the Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion, and currently, she is finishing a book for Routledge on Fashion Ethics due in 2016.
    PersonsSue Thomas

Conference

TitleTEDx - Heriot Watt University 2016
LocationEdinburgh Conference Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Period8 Oct 2016 → 8 Oct 2016
Linkwww.tedxheriotwattuniversity.com/event