It's not always a simple question. Regina Root points out that when it comes to sustainable fashion, there are a variety of labels, certifications and standards. But, by any reasonable standard, the three pieces shown in the main story, on loan from Brazilian designer Carlos Miele, make the grade. Here are Root's remarks:
"These garments are examples of what scholars call ‘slow fashion.' Their creation involves a meaningful process focused on preserving the environment and the dignity of workers. For these reasons, I think they make the cut," Root said.