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Fashion news and analysis from The Nation
April 22, 2021
These days, sustainability is on trend. But the trend cycle of fast fashion isn’t sustainable.
March 5, 2020
Those Shoes Were Made by a Uighur Detainee
China forces Muslim minorities to produce materials that may be used by Nike, Uniqlo, Zara, and other retail giants. It’s time for the fashion industry to talk about divestment.
Jasmin Malik Chua
February 20, 2019
White People Can’t Quit Blackface
And it’s not because they think it’s funny.
Patricia J. Williams
February 8, 2019
Climate Justice and Economic Justice Are Not in Conflict
Redistribution will have to be a big part of any program that effectively tackles the climate crisis.
January 18, 2019
Stories the Fashion Media Won’t Tell
Why are fashion outlets ignoring Bangladeshi garment-worker protests?
Minh-Ha T. Pham
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February 13, 2018
The Clothing Industry Is Set to Consume a Quarter of the Global Carbon Supply by 2050
What would it take to make the fashion industry truly sustainable?
July 10, 2017
Is China Trying to Silence the Workers Who Make Ivanka Trump’s Apparel?
Human-rights activists face trial after an investigation into an abusive factory.
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.