‘Sustainable’ brand Coach is destroying unsold products

‘Sustainable’ brand Coach is destroying unsold products

The brand is facing allegations that it slashes defective in-store returns before throwing them away, refuting its self-proclaimed commitment to a circular fashion economy. Scrolling through TikTok this week, you might’ve come across @thetrashwalker’s now-viral video accusing luxury design house Coach of ordering employers to ‘deliberately slash’ unwanted yet perfectly...

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Hijabi ex-model Halima Aden to address modest fashion’s diversity problem

Hijabi ex-model Halima Aden to address modest fashion’s diversity problem

Aden denounced modelling last year, but her latest decision to work in modest fashion sheds fresh light on an immutable industry. Halima Aden, the first hijabi to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, defiantly quit modelling last November. In the wake of her career change, she is now turning her sights to the roots of fashion’s diversity issues. Aden plans to design clothes for the Turkish brand Modanisa, one of the...

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Vogue Italia criticised for ‘hypocritical’ magazine cover

Vogue Italia criticised for ‘hypocritical’ magazine cover

Everything is not what it seems in this month’s Vogue Italia magazine cover. Not pictured behind the featured blue ocean abyss lies the source of over 100 years of environmental destruction. As summer comes to a close and autumn arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, it brings with it a sense of change. It’s understandable, then, that for Vogue Italia’s September issue, a shoot location near water – signifying rebirth, clarity,...

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Gucci’s new platform for young designers puts planet first

Gucci’s new platform for young designers puts planet first

Vault is an experimental online space showcasing one-of-a-kind vintage pieces alongside the work of burgeoning sustainability-focused Gen Zers. Circular fashion is in, after all. If, like me, you’ve been keeping an eye on fashion’s efforts to remove itself from the climate change narrative since the industry’s generous contribution to global carbon emissions first came to light, then you’ll know all about conscious consumerism. Driven primarily by the Gen Z demographic, making...

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Does fashion really have a place in politics?

Does fashion really have a place in politics?

In lieu of congresswoman AOC’s Met ball dress, here’s a look at the intrinsic politics of fashion – and why we need to stop denying it. The Costume Institute of New York threw its annual Met ball last Monday, the first to emerge since the pandemic. As expected, none of us can stop talking about it. Between the frenzied meme-ificaiton of A$AP Rocky’s quilt and Kim Kardashian’s… shadow, it...

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