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Social Goods | Zara's Eco-Friendly Line, Marc Jacobs Dreadlocks, Sports Direct Investigation

This week, Zara launches its first environmentally-friendly fashion line, while Marc Jacobs responds to accusations of cultural appropriation.
Zara's 'Join Life' collection | Source: Zara
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  • Kate Abnett

"Zara Launches First Sustainable Fashion Line" (Glossy)
"Fast-fashion retailer Zara is trying its hand at sustainability with a new fashion line made using environmentally friendly materials."

"Marc Jacobs Triggers More Criticism After Defending Dreadlocks at New York Fashion Show" (The Independent)
"Marc Jacobs has been accused of cultural appropriation and sparked a social media backlash after defending his decision to cast predominantly white models to wear dreadlocks in his New York fashion show."

"Sports Direct Bows to Pressure and Announces Independent Review of Working Practices" (The Independent)
"Investigation into 'workhouse' conditions and repeated corporate governance scandals was originally to be carried out by company's own law firm."

"Is H&M Not Selling Plus-Size Clothes in Its Stores Anymore?" (Yahoo Style)
"Despite the fact that the plus-size fashion market is thriving and more people are buying plus-size than ever, H&M stopped selling plus-size inventory in its 11 New York City stores a few months ago, according to Revelist."

"Africa's Top Cotton Grower Sees Good Crop After Monsanto Ban" (Bloomberg)
"Burkina Faso decided in April to halt the production of genetically modified cotton because the short fibre was hurting its reputation and cutting revenue."

"The Fashion Labels That Hire Prisoners and Help Reform Lives" (The Guardian)
"From the Mexican business making tattooed bags to a UK organisation selling embroidery to Stella McCartney, social enterprises are working with prisoners."

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