The unethical practices of the fashion industry are quite known by now: from child labour to massive environmental pollution, the issues pressing our industry are growing in number. And consumers, once blind to these problems, are now reclaiming more respectful and ethical practices and conditions for both workers and the planet. Social-Work
, originally founded by two New York-based Chinese designers Chenghui and Qi, is answering those needs: from codes in the garments that reveal the sourcing of the materials and the workers who’ve made them to other transparency-oriented practices, it is what fashion should be about in 2020 – sustainability and respect for human beings. Today, we speak with the current creative director, Chenghui (aka Helen), about ethics and fashion as a tool for change.