Livia Firth Explores the True Cost of Fast Fashion on the Environment (Teen Vogue)
"Even when the system was responsible for the deaths of over 1,000 garment workers (mainly young women) with the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Bangladesh in 2013, we still didn’t rip up the playbook."
Vogue and Now Gucci: Fashion Takes Steps Outside a Whitewashed World (The Guardian)
"Hopes Edward Enninful’s appointment as editor and Italian label’s campaign featuring only black models are part of long-term move towards diversity."
This Company Wants to Fill the Void in Plus-Size Fashion (Racked)
"Since nearly 70 percent of American women wear a size 14 and above, Dia & Co. might have hit the jackpot."
Young People Are Key to Ending Fashion Labour Abuses, Says British Lawmaker (Reuters)
"While young people could often not afford more expensive clothing, she hoped exchange ventures at retailers such as H&M could show a new way forward."
Slavery Laws Would Force Australian Fashion Labels To Be More Ethical - Report (The Guardian)
"The report found the number of Australian companies that are actively trying to trace their supply chain had increased, but only 7 percent knew where all their cotton was manufactured."
Plug and Play’s New Accelerator Wants to Make the Fashion Industry Less Wasteful (Tech Crunch)
"The program, a partnership between 'Plug and Play, Fashion for Good' and luxury conglomerate Kering, whose brands include Gucci and Alexander McQueen, launched last week in Amsterdam."