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Social Goods | ASOS Praised For Disabled-Friendly Clothes, Feminist Apparel Chief Executive Admits Sexual Abuse

This week, ASOS designs clothes with disabled customers in mind, while Feminist Apparel chief executive fires his staff after admitting to sexual misconduct.
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  • Kristina Ezhova

Asos Praised for Disabled-Friendly Clothes (BBC)
"The online retailer has released a tie-dye waterproof jumpsuit for festival season, which has been adapted to be wheelchair friendly. It was designed in collaboration with GB Paralympic hopeful Chloe Ball-Hopkins, who also modelled it for the site."

Feminist Apparel Chief Executive Fires Entire Staff After They Learn He's an Admitted Sexual Abuser (Refinery29)
"In June of 2018 Feminist Apparel staff discovered that the brand's founder and chief executive Alan Martofel had an admitted history of sexually abusing women. He claims it's the reason why he started the company in the first place. After asking for his resignation, all nine employees were fired without notice or severance."

J.Crew Is Launching Plus-Sizes (Racked)
"J.Crew debuted a collaboration with Universal Standard, the fashion start-up dedicated to extended sizing, on a collection of clothes that will be available from sizes XXS through 5X."

Handbags, Apparel Hit as Trump Tariffs Target Consumers (Bloomberg)
"The US Trade Representative released a new round of proposed tariffs on Chinese goods, listing 200 pages of items with a value of $200 billion. President Donald Trump's declaration that 'trade wars are easy to win' will now be put to the test — China responded Wednesday saying it would be forced to retaliate."

Eileen Fisher Helps Make the Eco-Fashion Dream of Circularity Come True (Fashionista)
"Eileen Fisher has become a thought leader in the realm of circular design in fashion, inspiring everyone from fledgling sustainable companies to more mainstream designers like Heron Preston."

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