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The death of window shopping: Is browsing a thing of the past?

As with the majority of things in today’s world, the pandemic has completely reshaped shopping as we know it. Gone are the days of blissful browsing through Armstrong’s: instead ‘armchair shopping’ has become the only way for us to get our fix of retail therapy, and with the hefty predictions of the long-term impacts of […]

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ASOS alternatives: sustainably satisfying the need fast-fashion fulfilled

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you’ll have heard of the concept of fast-fashion. I’m sure almost everyone living in the western world owns at least one item of clothing from a fast-fashion brand and, chances are, 99% of the clothes you own are from fast-fashion stores. Zara, Topshop, […]

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ASOS’ warehouse a “cradle of disease”: time’s up for fast-fashion giant

ASOS employees have spoken out about their fears of working amidst the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK. The UK distribution centre, located in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, employs 4,000 workers, with approximately 500 members of staff on-site per shift. Employees report continuing to work alongside others on narrow aisles, and sharing communal spaces such as toilets, canteens and bus services, […]

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ASOS’s new super simple sustainability search function

ASOS has recently launched both a new ‘Responsible’ filter to show you items made of recycled and sustainable materials, and a whole Responsible Edit, which features more than 8000 clothing pieces. Since attending the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in 2017, ASOS has been committed to improving their sustainable fashion practices and reducing their environmental footprint. This has involved increasing the […]