'Seventeen' Launches 'Here,' a New Community by and for LGBTQ Teens (Fashionista)
"Here is a new community by and for LGBTQ-identified teenagers and allies, launched by Seventeen. It will primarily live on social via Facebook and its Instagram page, but it will also maintain its own vertical on Seventeen.com for written articles and essays."
Designers Unite for Kering's White Ribbon Campaign British Vogue
"Kering has launched a digital campaign to end gender-based violence. It has collaborated with brand ambassadors including Alessandro Michele and Christopher Kane to share personal stories centred around the theme #ICouldHaveBeen, imagining how their lives would have been had they been born a girl."
How Can Companies Help Human Trafficking Survivors? Give Them Jobs (Racked)
"The 21st century has seen a number of clothing companies such as Purpose Jewelry and Malia Designs fight trafficking by training and employing the women affected. Giving women the opportunity to become skilled workers is crucial because many trafficking victims are lured into slavery with false promises of employment."
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Struts on Despite Controversy (Associated Press)
"Gigi Hadid's no-show came a few months after Chinese internet users accused her of racist behaviour, while Katy Perry was denied a visa after causing controversy in China in 2015 for wearing a sunflower-adorned dress while performing in Taiwan — the sunflower is an emblem of Taiwan's anti-China movement."
Is the Second Wave of Sustainability Finally Here? (Refinery29)
"For many, the answer to fashion’s sustainability problem is for everyone to simply cut back on our consumption. But the brands that have been successful at pushing sustainable products are the ones who’ve put design, not ethics, at the forefront of their messaging."