Dior comes under fire for labour conditions

Dior comes under fire for labour conditions

A recent investigation into factories in Italy found the luxury brand guilty of exploiting contractors. Like most luxury fashion brands, Dior is renowned for their elegance and meticulous craftsmanship. The company has long prided themselves on the savoir faire required to make their products – particularly their handbags, widely considered Dior’s most...

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New report suggests Shein suppliers are still overworked

New report suggests Shein suppliers are still overworked

Despite promises to improve working conditions, Shein’s disregard for people and the planet ensures business keeps booming.  Nowadays, the disdain for resource-hungry, cheap clothing companies would suggest brands like Shein and Temu are on the out. One Google search on fast fashion, however, will pull up mixed reports that suggest otherwise. Younger generations – the same demographic who have shown a growing dedication to the environment, wellness, and anti-capitalist...

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Youthforia faces backlash over new ‘inclusive’ foundation shade

Youthforia faces backlash over new ‘inclusive’ foundation shade

The makeup brand Youthforia has highlighted the importance of due diligence when it comes to inclusivity and representation.  Inclusivity has become a paramount issue, particularly in the beauty industry. And as customers place more pressure on brands to practice as they preach, the margin for error has rightly decreased. Makeup enthusiasts, everyday customers, and industry watchdogs are quick to call out brands that miss the mark, especially when diversity, inclusivity, and representation...

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Atacama fashion week spotlights the desert’s devastation

Atacama fashion week spotlights the desert’s devastation

A staggering 60,000 tonnes of used clothing is shipped to Chile each year, 65% of which is illegally dumped in the Atacama desert. To raise awareness about how this is affecting the land and its people, activists and designers organised an event amid the trash. By now, I’m sure you’re well-aware that the world is literally drowning in clothes. Though recycling programmes have existed for decades, with little means of recycling jeans or...

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Exploring the irony of the Met Gala’s ‘Garden of Time’ theme

Exploring the irony of the Met Gala’s ‘Garden of Time’ theme

Drawing inspiration from a dystopian novel, this year’s Met Gala theme is either purposefully or unintentionally a huge nod to the state of our planet and society in the 21st century. On the first Monday of May, the annual Met Gala event – also known as the ‘Fashion Oscars’ – will return to New York City. This year’s theme is based on a book named The Garden of Time and is...

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