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Social Goods | Abercrombie's Unisex Kids Line, Responsible Cashmere

This week, Abercrombie & Fitch launches gender-neutral collection for children, while the sustainable cashmere market has a transparency problem.
Abercrombie's "Everybody Collection" campaign | Source: Facebook
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  • Victoria Berezhna

Abercrombie & Fitch Launches Unisex Kids Line (Retail Dive)
"The retailer's merchandising team found that many customers do not necessarily want to be restricted to certain styles and colours regardless of gender, and the company built the collection on that insight, incorporating popular trends across genders, with a single size system."

How Truly 'Responsible' Is Your Responsible Cashmere? (Fashionista)
"Historically, cashmere has always been luxurious. Cashmere has been aspirational. Cashmere has been timeless. Cashmere has been an investment. But in the last decade, cashmere has been 'disrupted' much in the same way that eyewear or fine jewelry or skin care have."

Ivanka Trump's Relationship to Her Brand Is Under Ethical Scrutiny Again (Racked)
"Trump stepped down from her day-to-day role at the Ivanka Trump brand over a year ago, but a recent Wall Street Journal report found that Trump still wears the label's clothing and accessories with notable frequency."

Beauty Brands Want Diverse Faces, Not Diverse Voices (Quartzy)
"Less than two weeks after the announcement that Amena Khan would be the face of L'Oréal's new hair care line, Khan found out that the company didn't want her voice after all. She was asked to step down after tweets in which she condemned Israel resurfaced from 2014."

Fashion Topics Get a Spot on the Davos Agenda (The New York Times)
"Davos organisers had considered inviting fashion leaders for an industry discussion but then decided to integrate them and their issues into the wider agenda, giving fashion topics a bigger presence on the main forum stage."

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