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Social Goods | Fashion's Silence Over US Immigration Ban, Influencers and Ethics

This week, the fashion industry has remained largely silent regarding Trump's #Muslimban, and how social media influencers fail to speak out against the murky ethics of the fashion they promote.
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  • Edwin Jiang

"Fashion Industry Remains Silent at Trump's Immigration Ban" (Business of Fashion)
"While the giants of Silicon Valley took public stances against President Trump's immigration order, the silence from fashion's largest companies has been deafening."

"Why Won't Social Media Stars Speak Out About The Murky Ethics Of Fashion They Promote?" (Buzzfeed)
"The fashion industry regularly faces allegations of unethical working practices. But on Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and blogs, it's business as usual."

"Target Asks Suppliers to List Ingredients in Sweeping Overhaul" (Bloomberg)
"The guidelines, [unveiled Wednesday], include removing perfluorinated chemicals and flame retardants from textiles in the next five years, as well as eventually disclosing ingredients in all products."

"Intentionally or Not, Big Brands Help Fund Fake News" (Associated Press)
"Because many of their ads are placed on websites by computer algorithms, it's not always easy for these companies to steer them away from sites they find objectionable."

"Adidas CEO's Concern for Europe's Political Failure" (Reuters)
"'From the viewpoint of business I have no fear, but politically speaking, I am very concerned that Europe is not capable of solving its problems,' chief executive Kasper Rorsted said in an interview with Die Welt."

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