Tuesday 28 April 2015

Last Week Tonight Does Ethical Fashion

We've had a big sign this week that ethical fasion has taken another step into the mainstream. We're not just being talked about in the news. We're being talked about by John Oliver.
For those of you not in the know, John Oliver is the host of Last Week Tonight, a satirical news show with much of the DNA of The Daily Show--a programme that's regularly cited as the most incisive factual programming out there, despite the laughs... or maybe because of them. Oliver got his start on The Daily Show as the comedy Brit. Given his head on Last Week Tonight, he uses equal parts of outsider bafflement and righteous "you just pushed past me in the queue" anger to create items that cut to the bone of the big stories of the day.
Last Night Tonight is credited with turning around the conversation on net neutrality, couching it in terms people actually understood, and forcing an embarrasing climb-down by the FCC on what had been widely percieved to be a done deal. Now Oliver has turned his laser focus on the damaged and damaging world of fast fashion. It's a hell of a ride. I suggest you take a 15 minute break, turn up your speakers, and let this one go.
If you needed one argument for why we need ethical fashion, it's right here.

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