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Social Goods | New Terry Richardson Allegations, Rise of Bulletproof Clothing

This week, another model comes forward with allegations against the photographer, while America's bulletproof clothing industry is booming.
Terry Richardson | Source: Shutterstock
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  • Victoria Berezhna

Photographer Terry Richardson Sexually Assaulted Designer in His Studio Doorway (Huffington Post)
"Jones said she first met Richardson outside of Balthazar, an expensive French restaurant in New York, sometime in 2007. Richardson was with a friend, sitting on a bench outside the restaurant. Jones said they began speaking after he motioned her over and asked where she was from."

Inside America's Growing Bulletproof Clothing Industry (Racked)
"In the United States, body armour manufacturing is a $465 million-a-year industry, according to an August report from Market Research. And the global market for such wares is expected to be worth $5.7 billion by 2024, according to a 2016 study by Grandview Research."

Fashion Helpline Is Set up to Protect Models From Sexual Abuse (Evening Standard)
"It is the first time models will have an independent complaints process outside the agencies that represent them. Models who have experienced illegal abuse will be told to go straight to the police. The system will be backed up by a code of best practice that all agencies will be asked to sign up to."

Ivanka Trump's Fashion Collection Opens Store in Trump Tower (ABC News)
"The first daughter has opened a new Ivanka Trump-branded store in the lobby of New York City's Trump Tower. While the building is open to the public, visitors first walk past automatic-weapon-toting NYPD officers stationed at the building's entrance, followed by a metal detector screening."

China's Role in DR Congo's Textile Industry Collapse (Quartz)
"In the early 2000s production buckled and eventually collapsed under an influx of cheap imports from China, unravelling the local economy. The cultural significance of these prints was not enough to save the factory or the jobs of hundreds of family breadwinners."

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