In the fashion industry, the label “Made in Italy” conjures mental images of luxury goods, fine craftsmanship and family-run mills set in picturesque hillside towns.
However, Italy is struggling with another, darker side of the label many consumers take as a guarantee of quality: a preponderance of illegally operated factories where immigrant workers are underpaid and overworked, and where the textiles used are unauthorized imports. While the resulting garments are assembled on Italian soil, they have little in common with the intricately crafted wares that made Italian fashion famous.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"