Macy's Launches 'Modest' Apparel Line (Retail Dive)
"As the US Muslim population grows — Islam is expected to become America's number two religion by 2050 — retailers and designers are increasingly paying attention to this demographic. That makes Muslim women and girls a growing niche."
The Duchess of Cambridge Backs Sustainable Fashion Initiative (Harper's Bazaar)
"Aptly named the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange, the project will see designers from each country partner up to create one-of-a-kind looks which will then be showcased at a reception in Buckingham Palace during London Fashion Week."
Fashion Images Often Come at a Human Cost (The Cut)
"Suddenly, fashion photography seems stale. But not just stale — also cruel. The recent allegations of sexual abuse by Bruce Weber and Mario Testino suggest that the tension that gives most fashion imagery its charge might come at a very human cost."
For Plus-Size Asian Women, Body Positivity Still Has a Long Way to Go (South China Morning Post)
"In the entertainment industry, plus-size women have traditionally been restricted to a few typecast comedic roles while in the fashion industry, they have been all but invisible over the past few decades."
Patagonia Wants to Set You Up With Activism (Racked)
"The company is launching a new tool through its website that will connect Patagonia shoppers with grassroots organizations involved in environmental work. It lets customers choose their location and then explore local opportunities for events and volunteering."