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Tapestry Reveals 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

The company’s eighth annual report details how it is stacking up on social and environmental issues.

clock June 11, 2021Kellie Ell

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‘Fashion Avengers’ Are the Latest Star-Filled Social Media Push for Sustainability

Burberry and Pangaia are among the brands taking up the Fashion Avengers social campaign to champion sustainable fashion for the first year.

clock June 10, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Garment workers work in a sewing section of the MG Niche Stitch Limited in Gazipur. (Photo by Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

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Garment Workers at Risk Without Access to COVID-19 Vaccine: Report

Only 2 percent of Bangladeshi garment workers are vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new report.

clock June 7, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Subject picture: opening of retail trade due to falling incidence. In the shop window of a fashion store it says in large letters: HELLO AGAIN. Reopening, Photo by: Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

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Fashion Could Feel Effects of COVID-19-Induced Labor Crisis Until 2023

New employment report from the ILO found pandemic’s shakeout on labor far from over. Here’s what it means for fashion.

clock June 2, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Garments workers of K Text Industrial Company Limited held a protest rally against worker harassment in their factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 21, 2021. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via AP)

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Behind Bangladesh Accord’s Three-Month Extension, Bluesign CEO Steps Down: Short Takes

Bangladesh Accord’s last-minute three-month extension, “Unraveled” book captures sustainable fashion now and a CEO change at Bluesign.

clock June 1, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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Benetton Entering Secondhand Shopping Model With Depop

United Colors of Benetton is reaching out to a new customer and bringing back storied designs through a new collaboration with Gen Z favorite peer-to-peer resale marketplace Depop.  

clock May 31, 2021Luisa Zargani

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Mexico Questions Zara, Anthropologie and Patowi Over Indigenous Designs

Mexico’s secretary of culture Alejandra Frausto Guerrero is known for seeking to curb cultural appropriation in the fashion industry.

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Designers Share the Realities of Fashion and the AAPI Experience Josie Natori and Derek Lam

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Designers Share the Realities of Fashion and the AAPI Experience

Designers Josie Natori, Derek Lam and Andrew Kwon sat down with WWD and Facebook to discuss the Asian and Asian American experience in fashion.

clock May 28, 2021Kellie Ell

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Garment District Faces Steep Rise in Hate Crimes

Shortened hours, safe walks, rideshares and personal alarms are a new reality for Asian factory owners and fashion workers in and around Midtown.

clock May 26, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Prada

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Prada Reaffirms Sustainability Objectives

Prada has published its 2020 corporate social responsibility report and it shows that the pandemic did not stop the group’s commitment to sustainability.

clock May 25, 2021Luisa Zargani

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Thrift Chains Still Legally Undercut Minimum Wage

A recent lawsuit against The Salvation Army shows thrifters remain oblivious to the labor violations behind their favorite thrift chains.

clock May 19, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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What Makes Veja’s NYC Running Club Different?

Veja’s running club with A Second U Foundation kicks off Saturday in New York City and is open to all and free of charge.

clock May 14, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Malika Savell

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Prada Group Intensifies Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In their first joint interview, Lorenzo Bertelli and Malika Savell, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Prada North America, map out the talent and educational programs to further increase representation within the company and the industry.

clock May 13, 2021Luisa Zargani

Diesel

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Diesel Library Collection Major New Step in Brand’s Sustainable Initiatives

Creative director Glenn Martens will offer a preview of the new collection, focused on sustainability and initially on denim, on June 21 during Milan Fashion Week and his first show for Diesel, to be presented virtually.

clock May 11, 2021Luisa Zargani

Thomas Berry and Amira Rasool

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How Farfetch, The Folklore Are Rewriting Fashion’s Big Issues

The Folklore’s Amira Rasool and Farfetch’s Thomas Berry unpack the environmental and social issues plaguing fashion.

clock April 30, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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