What Does it Actually Mean to Shop Ethically? (Racked)
"At each step people need to be paid, and the longer the supply chain is the less money there is to pay artisans for their work. That means one of the easiest first steps companies can make in order to pass on a larger cut of the profit to the artisan is to minimize the number of middlemen."
Neo-Nazis are Using Fashion in an Attempt to Normalize. The Fashion Industry Needs to Speak up (The Washington Post)
"Why wouldn’t fashion speak up? Especially now that fashion has become a stealth weapon for white nationalists. Neo-Nazis have bought into fashion’s ability to camouflage, distract, embolden, reassure, flatter and, quite simply, lie."
Why we Need to Discuss the Hijab in Western Fashion (Allure)
"As the hijab begins to appear more in the mainstream Western fashion industry and as modest fashion is gradually capitalised on, where is the line between empowerment and profit from one of the most visible Islamic symbols of modesty?"
This is how we get More Plus-Size Models on the Runway (Glamour)
"'When you make patterns for a new collection, you start with a size-2 base pattern' in order to spend as little money on fabric as possible, says Becca McCharen, the founder of Chromat, one of the first brands to make plus-size models routine in its shows."
Is it Time to Ditch the Term 'Anti-Ageing'? (The Guardian)
"There’s a backlash: an anti-anti-ageing movement of consumers and bloggers who are refusing to accept this insidious — and sexist — terminology. A movement that brands — and now publishers — are finding impossible to ignore."