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.

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
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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
Athena paginton carbon neutral beauty products
HeadWhat does ‘carbon neutral beauty’ actually mean?
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HeadThese beauty entrepreneurs are cooking up products to right industry wrongs
Raf Simons Paris menswear fashion week 15
FashionCould faux fur be worse than the real thing?
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HeadHow to do Veganuary via your beauty routine
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SoulHow to swap out your single-use beauty products and save the planet
Breaking Fashion BBC 3 series
FashionThe BBC’s Breaking Fashion documentary is a cheap, tone-deaf misfire
@slowfashionmemes fast fashion meme
FashionFast fashion is fucking the planet: here’s what you can do to help stop it
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FashionThe IG account curating sustainable fashion you actually want to wear
50m Fashion Revolution Congregation Design
FashionThe Fashion Revolution events you shouldn’t miss this weekend
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FashionThree reasons why Renaissance fashion is having a fashion renaissance