Sophie Benson

Sophie Benson is a freelance journalist and Dazed Fashion columnist, with a focus on sustainable fashion, the environment, workers’ rights, and consumerism. For Dazed, she’s unpacked Gen Z’s complex relationship with fast fashion, explored the industry’s erratic sizing and the impact this has on our planet, and questioned whether faux fur really is better for the environment than the real thing, after all. Follow her below.

Sustainability in fashion
FashionWas 2022 the most important year for sustainable fashion?
Shein Resale platform circularity drive
FashionThere’s nothing circular or sustainable about Shein’s new resale platform
what fashion got right
FashionIs biodegradable fashion as good as it sounds?
Kourtney Kardashian Baker Boohoo sustainability ambassador
FashionKourtney’s new Boohoo job isn’t even greenwashing, it’s just a cash grab
Athena paginton carbon neutral beauty products
Beauty FeatureIs soil the new frontier in sustainable beauty?
CSM grad Anika Leila uses cosmetics to make wearable art
FashionAnika Leila turns manky, out-of-date make-up into monstrous wearable art
alternative make up products food fruit vegetables flowers
Beauty FeatureCompostable beauty: the future of sustainability or a greenwashed buzzword?
Invisible Seams
FashionThis documentary honours the Asian women at the heart of New York fashion
Vivienne Westwood AW19
Beauty FeatureWhere’s the sustainable beauty at fashion week?
Fashion Revolution who made my clothes
FashionInside the global fashion summit attempting to un-fuck the planet
Extinction Rebellion, Dior show
FashionSeven telltale signs that a fashion brand is greenwashing you
Roisin Pierce tech designer sustainability
FashionFour big lessons fashion could learn from the tech industry
fast furniture
FashionHow fast homeware became the new fast fashion
what fashion got right
FashionWhat fashion got right in 2021
Stella McCartney Winter 19 Campaign earth day
FashionWhat would a sustainable fashion future actually look like?
TikTokers growing fashion laboratories from their bedrooms
FashionMeet the TikTokers growing fashion laboratories from their bedrooms
Digital fashion industry's eco saviour
FashionIs digital fashion really the industry’s eco-friendly saviour?
Rana Plaza collapse Bangladesh Accord
FashionWhy the fashion industry can’t allow this life-saving legislation to expire
Inconsistent sizing fuelling a clothing waste crisis
FashionHow fashion’s erratic sizing is fuelling a clothing waste crisis
Fixing Fashion
FashionFixing Fashion: the new platform teaching you how to repair your clothes
Fast Fashion Gen Z Depop
FashionIf Gen Z killed fast fashion, why is fast fashion still booming?
Aurora James 2020 15 Percent Pledge
FashionThe fashion pioneers pushing things forward in 2020
Alexandria ocasio-cortez telfar bag
FashionFashion and politics go hand-in-hand – here’s why
Inside Missguided fast fashion documentary Channel 4
FashionOn Inside Missguided, ‘girlboss’ culture masks the reality of fast fashion