“Throughout our supply chain, we work to ensure that people producing our goods are treated and paid fairly,” McCartney says in a voiceover. “Being able to directly help is something we’re really proud of.”

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McCartney says she values the fact that you need people to make fashion. “The empowerment of the women working for us has to be one of the most meaningful for me,” she says, before echoing the organization’s cri de coeur. “[It’s] not charity, just work.”

Other designers who maintain active relationships with the Ethical Fashion Initiative include Vivienne Westwood and Karen Walker.

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