DAS MATIA's Anca Stefania Iorgulescu discusses ethics in Fashion with Abbie And James from Compare Ethics.
Abbie Morris and James Omisakin are the founders of Compare Ethics, the platform that connects ethical shoppers to ethical brands by using the latest online and offline experiences. Abbie's background is in sustainability and she worked with big corporates to develop sustainable policies and then communicated them globally. She worked with the UN and the World Economic Forum to see how sustainable companies can operate at the highest level. She also worked in the policy sphere, creating manifestos and presidential campaigns in Africa. Abbie got great experience seeing the beneficiaries of good practice and also the people who lose out the most in the exploitation of workers’ rights. James' background is in experimentation. He studied chemistry and did a lot of data analysis, and then moved to China and taught chemistry there. It was there he got an understanding of how fashion manufacturing works and saw firsthand a lot of what was going on, which was pretty scary. James returned to the UK and pivoted into marketing and tech and tried to build solutions. He was actually looking into starting his own ethical fashion line as that’s something he’s always been interested in.