"The fashion industry has been rightly criticized for its negative environmental impact, however, shopping doesn’t have to come with guilt-ridden, doom-and-gloom feeling. Numerous luxury labels are working to become more sustainable, serving as a glimmer of hope and sign of progress. Though the most harmful effects frequently are equated with the fast-fashion corner of the market, luxury and contemporary labels aren’t immune to the controversy. Working conditions, a brand’s carbon footprint, and contribution to excessive waste are fodder for ethical criticism across the spectrum. The primary argument made for the luxury end of the market is the rationalization that something made of high-quality fabrics and craftsmanship will ostensibly last a lifetime. But, this doesn’t mean there aren’t improvements to be made, especially for labels with the capital to innovate."