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Fashion news and analysis from The Nation
April 24, 2017
It Has Been Four Years Since the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse—How Much Has Changed?
Bangladesh’s textile workers still struggle for fair pay, safe working conditions, and, most importantly, a voice on the job.
September 1, 2016
Notes From Many Years
Helen Gurley Brown’s ideas about women were often as retrograde as the ones she claimed to fight. Why is she still appealing?
June 6, 2016
This Is What Goes Into Your Cheap T-Shirt
Overwork, abuse, and economic destabilization are bound to dog the international garment-supply chain unless retail giants take labor rights seriously.
April 29, 2016
A Western Company Could Finally Be Held Accountable for the Rana Plaza Disaster
Three years after the factory collapse in Bangladesh, a Canadian court is hearing a case that could award the victims up to $2 billion in damages.
January 27, 2016
Sneakers, Through the Looking Glass
The comedian Kevin Hart’s new signature Nike shoes represent a complicated mixture of pride and injury.
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November 25, 2015
The Other Side of Black Friday Price Tags
Throughout the Global South, underpaid workers face wage theft and injury to meet Western consumers' demands.
January 23, 2015
Cambodia’s Garment Workers Aren’t Backing Down
Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and fair compensation.
November 26, 2014
This Is Black Friday in Bangladesh
Walmart, Dickies, Disney, Sean John Apparel, Sears: Two years after the Tazreen factory fire, these companies and others have still not compensated the victims who died making their clothes.
November 17, 2014
This Will Make You Think Twice About Getting That Manicure
Could the chemicals in beauty products be causing long-term health problems for salon workers?
September 17, 2014
While the Fashion World Swoons Over This Season’s Styles, the Workers Making Them Are Fainting on the Job
Cambodia’s garment workers are fighting for something they’ve never had before: a living wage.