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Ashoka Fellow Lis Suarez on Women's Empowerment and the Future of Fashion

The hands that make our clothes overwhelmingly belong to women. More and more companies and social entrepreneurs understand that lifting up and empowering these women is necessary to building a more equitable industry.

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Ashoka Fellow María Almazán Calls For A Conscious Revolution In The Fashion Industry.

The fashion industry is responsible for serious environmental and social problems at a global scale, being the second most contaminating sector in the world, following the oil industry.

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Social Entrepreneurs Catalyze Co-Creation Amongst The Apparel Industry

Collaboration in fashion goes well beyond Kate Moss teaming up with Topshop. Forward-thinking brands co-create by working together with competitors and social entrepreneurs to design radical new projects and processes that lead to win-win-win situations.

 

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Sri Lanka’s Garment Workers ‘Stand Up’ for Rights

A garment worker in Sri Lanka earns an average of 55 cents per hour, according to the World Bank, but Sri Lanka projects an apparel export target of US$10B in 2016.

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Transforming Healthcare by Empowering Women: doctHERs Wins Young Entrepreneur Award

May 2016: Dr. Sara Saeed, 29, co-founder of doctHERs, wins the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize, awarded by Unilever and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). 

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