May 2018 – 1

Fashion Revolution

Business of Fashion

Millennials Say They Care About Sustainability. So, Why Don’t They Shop This Way?

Luna Atamian Hahn-Petersen, April 21 2018

‘The gap between millennials’ stated interest in sustainability and their actual purchasing patterns is not due to lack of conviction but product availability and lack of clear marketing, argues Luna Atamian Hahn-Petersen.’

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The human cost of fast fashion is still too high

By Keren Adams, April 23 2018

‘Wages in the garment industry remain notoriously low. Forced and child labour are widespread and, in many countries, workers are still criminalised for speaking out.‘

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ABC News

Rana Plaza: five years on, modern slavery still rife worldwide

Justine Nolan, April 24 2018

‘While the concept of slavery may seem remote to many Australians, we often unwittingly benefit from modern slavery via the clothes we buy, the food we eat and the companies we invest in.’

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Sustainable Brands

Trending: Tees, Jeans, App Unlock New Ways to Avoid Waste in the Textile Industry

Sustainable Brands, April 17 2018

‘Water and waste are issues at nearly every step of the textile and apparel lifecycles. Luckily, solutions are being developed across the board.’

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#MeToo

The Fashion Law

Karl Lagerfeld’s Attitude is Exactly Why Fashion Needs the #MeToo Movement

The Fashion Law, April 18 2018

‘The most striking excerpt from the interview is the one in which Lagerfeld sounds off on how the #MeToo movement has affected his work.’

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The Guardian

#Metoo in China: fledgling movement in universities fights censorship Lily Kuo, April 18 2018

‘Former classmates of Gao Yan say she was raped by a professor and the assault led to her suicide’

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Culture

New York Times

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

Amanda Hess, April 23 2018

‘“I Feel Pretty” is based on a pretty little lie: Looks don’t matter. It’s what’s on the inside that counts.’

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The New Yorker

What Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Means for Hip-Hop

Doreen St Felix, 17 April 2018

‘The rapper Kendrick Lamar’s historic milestone—becoming the first hip-hop artist to win a Pulitzer Prize for music—figures in the grander, affected consecration of blackness within élite spaces.’

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Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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