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.

Unionising stylists
Fashion‘Pay us fairly and respect our work’: Why celebrity stylists are unionising
How sustainable is refillable packaging really on repeat
Beauty FeatureHow sustainable is refillable packaging really?
Shanzhai Lyric exhibition Henry Moore Leeds bootleg t-shirt
FashionThis new exhibition finds meaning in meaningless fashion knock-offs
Stella McCartney Winter 19 Campaign earth day
FashionWhat do global sustainability summits actually achieve?
Rana Plaza protests 2023
FashionWhy are fast fashion fans making a joke of child labour on TikTok?
Mighty Thrift Vintage Instagram Depop
FashionMeet three women pushing fashion into the future
Rana Plaza protests 2023
FashionRana Plaza protesters on why they’re still showing up 10 years later
Death of A Thousand Dreams – RANA PLAZA collapse
FashionTaslima Akhter: the photographer who watched Rana Plaza collapse
Extinction Rebellion, Dior show
Fashion7 telltale signs that a fashion brand is greenwashing you
LOANHOOD fashion rental app
FashionLOANHOOD is the fashion rental app saying no to boring clothes
Stella Jean
FashionWhy the Italian Fashion Council’s only Black member is on hunger strike
Boohoo advert modern slavery report
FashionWhy Boohoo’s inclusion on a panel about ethics was a huge WTF moment
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FashionAnika Leila turns manky, out-of-date make-up into monstrous wearable art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
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