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Cone Communications (www.conecomm.com) is a public relations and marketing agency known for igniting brands with high-impact strategies and programs based in deep insights, unique subject matter expertise and innovation. Focusing on key areas such as consumer product media relations, social media, cause branding and marketing, corporate responsibility, nonprofit marketing, corporate communications and crisis prevention/management - the agency is positioned to help clients achieve both business and societal outcomes. Cone Communications is a part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com).
The True Cost of Fashion
Here at Prove Your Purpose, we've been keeping an eye on CSR in the fashion industry. To continue our examination of the issue, we're thrilled to bring you a guest post from Amelia Brandt of Cone Communications' Sustainable Business Practice.
What's the true cost of fashion? A recent New York Times article shed light on a number of human rights and inspection violations at factories in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Now, respected human rights organization Social Accountability International is under fire for potentially auditing and certifying factories that contractors never actually visited. This is just the latest in a stream of apparel-related news that has intensified the growing concern over labor conditions at overseas factories.