"Forever 21 Clothing Made in US Sweatshops for $4 an Hour" (Cosmopolitan)
"Garment workers at some factories in Southern California were earning as little as $4 an hour making clothes for brands like Forever 21, Ross Dress for Less, and TJ Maxx."
"Soon You Can Scan a Garment’s Label to Find Out How Sustainable It Is" (The New York Observer)
"By scanning a QR code on the garment’s label or tag, shoppers can immediately access rankings, from a scale of Certified to Exemplary."
"Retail Group Approves Bangladesh Factories as Safety Concerns Persist, Report Finds" (The Guardian)
"Alliance consortium, which includes Walmart, Gap and Target, has pushed back deadlines to implement fire exits, alarms and structural renovations more than three years after deadly Rana Plaza collapse, independent survey says."
"The Body Positive Movement Doesn't Just Apply to Plus Size Women" (The Independent)
"Plus size models like Ashley Graham and Tess Holliday are credited for empowering a new generation of women to embrace their curves whilst challenging the notion of an ‘ideal body’. But somewhere along the way thin women have become the enemy and that’s not okay."
"Designer Sophie Theallet Refuses to Dress Melania Trump" (Racked)
"The French designer, who has dressed Mrs. Obama on multiple occasions, wrote in a letter posted to Twitter that her values are too incongruous with Donald Trump’s to justify a professional relationship with his wife."