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Social Goods | Patagonia Sues Trump, Makeup Line for Trans People

This week, Patagonia files claim against Trump for removing protection from federal lands, while Jecca launches as cosmetics for transgender people.
Patagonia store in New York | Source: Shutterstock
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  • Victoria Berezhna

Patagonia Files Claim Against Trump Over Removing Bears Ears Protections (The Guardian)
"The company filed a complaint accusing Donald Trump of exceeding the powers of his office when he ordered that Bears Ears national monument be reduced in size by 85 percent. A fixed-screen, black-and-white statement on Patagonia's website reads 'The president stole your land.'"

Meet the Makeup Line Specifically Made for Trans People (The Cut)
"Jecca was inspired by the distinct beauty needs of transgender people. Founder Jessica Blackler explains that anyone can use a Jecca product, of course, but if you're specifically trying to cover beard stubble, Jecca's concealer palette might feel like a welcome addition to the market."

How Lush Cosmetics Is Fighting Animal Testing (Teen Vogue)
"The brand has been cruelty-free since it started in 1995 in Dorset, England. Each product is evaluated on a panel of humans with a varied range of skin types to test for different reactions. The formulas are also evaluated by chemists and doctors who deem the product fit for market."

How Kering Group Is Shaping the Future of Eco-Friendly Fashion (Departures)
"Aside from the purely philanthropic motive, Pinault has consistently emphasised that protection of scarce natural resources is, for him, essential to the survival of his business. 'We see our efforts as strategic long-term investments, not short-term costs,' he has said repeatedly."

Paying 15 Cents More for a T-Shirt Would Help Indian Workers Earn a Living Wage (Quartz)
"This small increase can lift wages by up to 225 percent in India, closing the living-wage gap for the most vulnerable workers in the supply chain, such as cotton farmers. The living wage lifts the worker above the poverty line and is defined by the costs to meet basic needs such as food and shelter."

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