March 12th, 2015

Ethics and production of lolita brands

This is my first post to EGL, so sorry if I'm doing something wrong.

About a year ago, I started looking more into getting ethically produced, sweatshop-free clothing, and generally avoiding "fast fashion".
This got me thinking, what are the production conditions for lolita brands? Liz Lisa has their production site listed on their website, but I haven't been able to find similar information for AP and others.

Does anyone know what factories brands use or where they produce their clothing? And how do you feel about ethics in your lolita, does it matter to you? If you found out your favorite brand was manufactured under poor conditions, how would it affect your purchases? I know that some other people have been wondering about this as well, so hopefully we can get a discussion going.

Edit: There has been a post on this topic: http://egl.livejournal.com/15651092.html , but that was almost 5 years ago, so I think it might be worth discussing again.