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Is ‘gimmick’ fashion sustainable?

Is ‘gimmick’ fashion sustainable?

Novelty and gimmick fashion is taking the internet by storm. But are these hyped products any good for the planet?  Coperni may be a popular clothing brand, but the Parisian company tends to make headlines for its marketing gimmicks and technological innovations more than its clothes. I’m sure you’ve all seen...

Almost 1 in 10 teenagers have used harmful weight-loss products

Almost 1 in 10 teenagers have used harmful weight-loss products

According to a new study, around 9 per cent of adolescents – especially girls – have used non-prescribed diet pills, laxatives, and diuretics in their lifetime. As remarked by one of the authors, this is a ‘pretty big public health concern’ for young people around the world. In 2023, social media inspired many of the ways we sought to improve our wellbeing – but not always for the better. Some began...

By London, UK
Opinion – Clothes should not be a legal issue in 2023

Opinion – Clothes should not be a legal issue in 2023

A new Wisconsin Bill marks a milestone for Indigenous students. But we should be questioning why legal intervention is necessary in the first place. Under new Assembly Bill 210, students in Wisconsin will now (legally) be allowed to wear tribal regalia – like beadwork and eagle feathers – to their graduation ceremony. The news may sound positive, but the legislation has sparked debate online. Many think it's grossly overdue, given Wisconsin...

By Brighton, UK
Opinion – Consumers are becoming savvy to performative inclusivity

Opinion – Consumers are becoming savvy to performative inclusivity

UK beauty brand Pink Honey has come under fire for a recent influencer trip. The backlash proves consumers won’t stand for vapid marketing.  Brand controversies seem to be on the rise. Everywhere you look – particularly on social media – a company is facing ridicule for short-sighted campaigns or shallow marketing tactics. But the increase in backlash isn’t necessarily a sign that brands are growing lazier, rather that consumers are demanding more from...

By Brighton, UK