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Social Goods | Ivanka Trump in India, Stella McCartney Speaks Out Against Waste

This week, Ivanka Trump's trip to India sparks questions about garment workers rights, while Stella McCartney calls for overhaul of wasteful fashion industry.
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  • Victoria Berezhna

Ivanka Trump to Promote Women in India Amid Questions About Garment Workers (The Washington Post)
"Ivanka Trump is leading a US delegation to India this week, using her official role as a White House adviser to promote female entrepreneurship. But looming over her visit will be the question of what are the work conditions for labourers in India who have pieced together clothes for her fashion line?"

Stella McCartney Calls for Overhaul of 'Incredibly Wasteful' Fashion Industry (The Guardian)
"The fashion designer backs the Ellen MacArthur foundation campaign to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the world's annual carbon budget by 2050, after condemning her industry as 'incredibly wasteful and harmful to the environment.'"

Amazon, in Hunt for Lower Prices, Recruits Indian Merchants (The New York Times)
"Amazon has been aggressively recruiting Indian vendors to sell their goods directly on the e-commerce giant's American site. At least 27,000 Indian sellers have signed up. The result is lower prices for consumers and a lucrative programme for Amazon's bottom line."

Pinups in the Post-Weinstein World (The New York Times)
"In the current cultural climate, where powerful men are tumbling like bowling pins because of bad behaviour that has its roots in the objectification of women, what about the moral imperative? What fantasy, exactly, is the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show feeding?"

Beijing Is Evicting Its Migrants and Displacing Its E-Commerce Couriers (Quartz)
"Many of Beijing's migrant workers are employed as couriers, delivering packages ordered from companies like Alibaba and JD. As a result of the government's mass evictions following a deadly fire on November 18 which killed mostly migrant workers, many are now left homeless."

How Gender Nonconforming People Approach Fashion (Vice)
"The indignities gender-nonconforming people often encounter when shopping for clothes has led many to loathe the experience altogether, since the fashion industry inherently asks us to tailor our bodies to its gendered demands, making it difficult to find items as flattering as they are liberating."

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