China, not known as an exemplary caretaker of its natural resources, or, for that matter, of its human resources, has just joined the dozens of other countries across the globe with cities that feature Eco Fashion in their annual Fashion Week shows. Shanghai’s Fashion Week featured China’s first Eco Fashion closing show.
P1.CN, China’s first private social network aimed at the country’s affluent class, organized the show. According to SIX Magazine – a great resource for all things eco-fashion – P1.CN has recently become the first major company in China to re-position itself as socially-responsible with its new platform,E Fashion – Beauty of Change, where E Fashion stands for Exceptional, Ethicaland Eco.
For more info, read SIX’s coverage here.
If China is at all serious about eco fashion, it’s also got to address gross violations of international labor standards in its garment factories. Sustainable fashion = eco AND ethical. But bravo for baby steps!