Runway News

Ethical Fashion: 5 Labels That Are Doing Everything Right

Katharine Hamnett

Katharine Hamnett Spring 1997 Campaign by Juergen Teller (left) / Hamnett Meeting Margaret Thatcher (right) — Images: Twitter/LaHamnett

Katharine Hamnett Spring 1997 Campaign by Juergen Teller (left) / Hamnett Meeting Margaret Thatcher (right) — Images: Twitter/LaHamnett

Designer Katharine Hamnett has been making statement tees since the 80s. Unlike today's trendy, cheeky tops, Hamnett's were typically less concerned with making a fashion statement than a political one (an approach perhaps made more provocative by her Central Saint Martins diploma and regular slot on the London Fashion Week schedule). The British designer's shirts carried blunt, direct slogans — the two most famous are "WEAR A CONDOM" and "PEACE" — and were produced according to an ethical business philosophy, long before "eco-chic" was a commonly-used marketing hook. 

Follow TFS on Pinterest

Twitter timeline

Follow Us

Facebook recommendations

Recommended on Facebook