Major Fashion Names Among Worst Offenders in Britain Gender Pay Gap (The New York Times)
"Fashion and beauty brands, predominantly focused on female consumers and audiences, and often employing an overwhelmingly female staff, are among the worst offenders in the country when it comes to paying men more than women."
The US Imposes Its Highest Tariffs on Bangladesh and Other Poor Countries (Quartz)
"It might be surprising to learn the highest US tariffs aren’t against China, but countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam, which export large volumes of clothes and shoes to the US. Those are items the US taxes at disproportionately high rates."
The Chinese Workers Who Assemble Designer Bags in Tuscany (The New Yorker)
"Gucci, Prada, and other luxury-fashion houses use often inexpensive Chinese-immigrant labour to create accessories and expensive handbags that bear the coveted 'Made in Italy' label."
Glossies so White: The Data That Reveals the Problem with British Magazine Covers (The Guardian)
"Of 214 covers published by the 19 bestselling glossies last year, only 20 featured a person of colour. That’s only 9.3 percent, although 14 percent of the population of England and Wales are black, Asian or mixed."
Fashion’s #MeToo Movement Is Loudest on Instagram (The Cut)
"Overwhelmed and upset by the nature and volume of these stories, @ShitModelMgmt decided to use her platform to start publicly naming the industry professionals who’d allegedly acted sexually inappropriately toward models."