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Ilana Winterstein

Freelance Writer and Copywriter

Location icon United Kingdom

Award-winning writer

Portfolio
The Colour Of Money | Triodos Bank
04/17/2015
Fashion's victims

April 24th marks two years since the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, the deadliest disaster ever in the global garment industry. 1,134 people were killed and thousands more left seriously injured. "This is not about boycotting certain brands or consumer guilt.

Ecouterre
Meet the Invisible Women Who Stitch Your Shoes

Photos by Heather Stilwell The phrase "sweatshop labor" conjures up images of factory settings in faraway lands with row upon row of machines operated by young women, all working long hours for poverty pay to earn profits in the millions for the Western garment and shoe companies they stitch for ...

The Bristol Cable
05/18/2015
A letter to my daughter | The Bristol Cable

In a letter to her daughter, Ilana reflects on the latest election results and the current state of politics, explores the issues affecting their daily...

The Huffington Post
05/07/2013
Why I Won't Be Boycotting Primark

The recent events in Bangladesh have filled the media with horrific pictures of human tragedy: mothers mourning their lost children, rescue workers covered in dust unearthing more bodies, death and grief mounting under piles of rubble and boxes of unworn clothes.

The Huffington Post
09/22/2015
Deadly Fast Fashion

This blog is part of a month-long focus around sustainable fashion across HuffPost UK Style and Lifestyle. Here we aim to champion some of the emerging names in fashion and shine a light on the truth about the impact our appetite for fast fashion has around the world.

The Huffington Post
12/11/2015
It's Time to Change Your Shoes

Shoe production is an immense global industry, with over 24 billion pairs of shoes produced last year alone, which equates to three pairs for every single person living.

The Huffington Post
03/01/2016
Buying Ethically?

Behind the glamour of London Fashion Week and the aspirational images in glossy magazines is the reality of the global fashion industry: a grim picture of women living in abject poverty, struggling to survive whilst making the clothes sold on UK high streets for major fashion brands.

The Huffington Post
03/07/2016
The Invisible Women Who Stitch Our Shoes

The phrase 'sweatshop labour' conjurs up images of factory settings in far away lands with row upon row of machines operated by young women, all working long hours for poverty pay to earn profits in the millions for the western garment and shoe companies they stitch for.

The Huffington Post
04/19/2016
Death-Trap Clothing Factories Persist Three Years on From Rana Plaza

Three years ago this week the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, came crashing down in what remains the worst industrial accident in the global garment industry. Over 1,134 people were killed and thousands more left seriously injured.

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