Tax Breaks for Ethical Fashions

I read an interesting article this week that appeared in the London Evening Standard on April 5th. Harold Tillman, chair of the British Fashion Council and owner of Jaeger and Aquascutum, proposes a tax break for purchasing ethical fashions. He said, “If UK citizens can get tax breaks on energy-efficient cars and other sustainable products, why can’t they wear their values with pride and get tax breaks on ethical fashion?” What an interesting idea. Let me know what you think.

6 thoughts on “Tax Breaks for Ethical Fashions

  1. Love the tax-break idea!

    Also, thanks for adding the info on LL Bean — it is good to know that they are voluntarily and actively supporting the ideals they espouse and are still able to produce quality, affordable clothing.

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  2. What a great idea, it would certainly make the higher cost of these items a little more reasonable for those of us on a budget.
    Love the look of the site, I’ll have to keep checking in.

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  3. While I like the idea of a financial incentive to entice buyers, I fear that the tax break wouldn’t be substantial enough to alter a buying decision. It certainly couldn’t hurt, but education of the issue and worker conditions will go a longer way to make people active consumers of fairt traded items.

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