ATLANTA — To the traditional garment industry, the fair trade movement is often misunderstood or unknown.
But to a growing number of manufacturers, fair trade is more than a Utopian challenge to the pitfalls of capitalism, from sweatshops to environmental ravages. Backed by a strong consumer contingent, and activists from celebrities to college students, manufacturers are finding ways to make fair trade a viable, even profitable alternative, although making money is not often considered the primary mission.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)