Golden Globe Fashion Was a Blur of Black Accessorised With Activism (The Washington Post)
"The women and men of Hollywood wore black in support of Time’s Up, an initiative aimed at combating sexual harassment and supporting gender parity across a multitude of industries. The goal was to replace the red carpet fashion conversation with one about gender equity and workplace safety."
Target, Zara, and Others Have Agreed to Map Their Chinese Factories' Pollution in Real Time (Quartz)
"The goal is to make it so anyone can quickly see which factories are frequent violators and which brands they’re supplying. In theory, the brands could use the information to move more of their business to the good performers, and to pressure underperforming factories to clean up."
Will the #MeToo Movement Affect the Fall 2018 Menswear Shows? (Vogue US)
"Menswear is explicitly about representing male image through the medium of clothes. The male image — and the structures of self-regard, inculpability, and inequality that have long propped it up but are now collapsing — is undergoing a righteous mutation."
Marks & Spencer Launches Plus-Size Line (The Guardian)
"The collection Curve represents a shift in the emotional tone of plus-size fashion. The size 20 mannequins on which Curve will be displayed in store had to be specially commissioned, as mannequins are only produced in size 6 to 8 as a 'regular' size and a size 12 as a 'plus” size.'"
Why Makeup Matters to Women in Prison (Racked)
"While commissary lists sell small-ticket items like foundation and lip gloss, inmates still DIY their own beauty supplies to make up for the limited options, using everything from Kool-Aid, to make hair dye, to melted Jolly Ranchers, for gel."