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Social Goods | Alternative Modelling Agencies, Could Slow Fashion Improve Our Health?

This week, alternative modelling agencies are diversifying the fashion industry, while the benefits of sustainable fashion could extend to our health.
Anti-Agency models | Source: Anti-Agency
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  • Victoria Berezhna

Are Alternative Modelling Agencies Really Helping to Create a More Diverse Fashion Industry? (Fashionista)
"Alternative and unconventional modelling agencies like Anti-Agency, STATE, No Agency or The Ugly Modelling Agency, to name a few, sign those who don't fit the traditional runway-model mold, and provide casting directors more outlets from which they can choose."

Sustainable Style: Could Slow Fashion Improve Your Health? (The Sydney Morning Herald)
"Slow fashion is tricky to define. Is it about hand-made, natural fibres, mending and DIY? Or bespoke, made-to-order, limited editions that are worth the wait? Can the big brands really embrace slow fashion? How will the digital world respond? And is slow fashion good for us?"

Miroslava Duma on the Biggest Sustainability Problems Facing the Fashion Industry (Marie Claire)
"Sustainability shouldn't be a blame game. The conversation needs to be positive, and the approach should be solutions-driven. Instead of shaming companies about not making more of an effort, we should champion every little step they're taking in the right direction."

Ivanka Trump Clothing Line Practices Are Out of Step With Industry Standards (Washington Post)
"While President Trump has chastised companies for outsourcing jobs overseas, an examination has revealed the extent to which Ivanka Trump's company relies exclusively on foreign factories in countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and China, where low-wage laborers have limited ability to advocate for themselves."

What it Means to be a Working-Class Clothing Brand in America Today (Esquire)
"Carhartt it might seem from the outside, is a bit of a paradox. But to those who know and love it, it's simply a good product, beloved by the right and left alike. While other American companies are struggling to define 'All-American' in a polarising political climate, Carhartt hasn't gone out of its way to prove anything."

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