News Round Up: November 2018 1



Sydney Morning Herald

Kombucha jacket lands HSC student Heather in the London College of Fashion

Jordan Baker, 22/10/18

‘Heather Weir’s parents heartily support her dreams. She knows this because they allowed her to leave a kombucha mixture reeking of vinegar in their bathtub for 10 weeks so she could make fabric for her HSC fashion project.’

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Sydney Morning Herald

‘No record’: Julie Bishop facing questions over Jimmy Choo shoes disclosure

Latika Bourke & Kirsty Needham, 23/10/18

‘Julie Bishop could be in breach of strict rules that stipulate ministers must pay for extravagant gifts, after receiving a pair of shoes designed by high-end fashion designer Jimmy Choo.’

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Business of Fashion

Secrets of the Supermodel Trade

Victoria Berezhna, 25/10/18

‘Operating quietly under the radar, a network of ‘mother agencies’ across Africa and Asia are busy scouting for the next supermodel, making a fortune in commission while boosting diversity in the fashion capitals.’

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ABC News

Global brands demand for quick production leading to workers’ abuse: report


‘Big fashion brands are putting pressure on their suppliers to deliver more quickly and cheaply, which is contributing to labour abuses in factories that manufacture garments, footwear and textiles, according to a new report.’

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The Guardian

The Meghan effect: can her ethical and sustainable fashion choices change lives?

Alexandra Spring, 31/10/18

‘They’re just a pair of jeans but when Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, decided to pull on a skinny black pair from Outland Denim when she visited Dubbo in regional New South Wales with Prince Harry, she couldn’t have known what effect that choice would have.’

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ABC News

China’s ‘flaunt your wealth’ challenge goes viral with people falling out of cars with luxury goods

Bang Xiao, 23/10/18

‘Photos of people lying face down on the ground — surrounded by luxury bags, shoes, and sometimes wads of cash — have gone viral on Chinese social media.’

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