Here’s a list of things that I’ve read and watched that helped get me up to speed, and will help you too. I’ll continue updating it as I find more.
Books To Read
The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned From Patagonia’s First 40 Years by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley
Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry by Edna Bonacich and Richard P. Appelbaum
Documentaries and Articles
Watch it on Netflix! A story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
BBC explains what happens to your donated clothes, including a breakdown of where exports from each country end up.