2012 London Olympics

Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2012 (Vote for the Most Deplorable!)

Still think the world isn’t going to hell in a hand-basket? We’ve got more WTF fashion moments than you can shake a stick at in our archives… …

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2012 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

We couldn’t include all our refashioned favorites. Drop by our archives for any stories you may have missed…

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M&S Creates World's Largest Union Jack From Discarded Clothes

In honor of the 2012 London Olympics, Marks & Spencer and Oxfam tag-teamed to create the world’s largest “Union Jack” from unwanted clothing. Unfurled at West Ham…

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Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video on Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop protestors turned a building overlooking Olympic Park into a giant billboard criticizing Adidas for its alleged worker exploitation. War on Want, an anti-poverty charity based…

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From Somewhere Upcycles Speedo's Olympic Swimsuits Into "Unity" Gown

If there’s one event that makes you feel one with the world, it’s the Olympics. From Somewhere obviously caught the spirit. The British fashion label partnered with Speedo…

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Chinese Maker of U.S. Olympic Uniforms Disparages American Manufacturing

Photos by Reuters Li Guilian, owner of the Chinese clothing company that manufactured the U.S. Olympic uniforms for Ralph Lauren, is at once bemused and dismayed by the outrage many…

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Team U.S.A's Olympic Uniform Controversy: A Complete Timeline

As Ralph Lauren’s controversial Team U.S.A uniforms make their first public appearance at the Olympic opening ceremony in London, a timeline of the brouhaha. July 10: Ralph…

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American Apparel CEO Admits He's Not Making Russia's Olympic Uniforms

Looks like American Apparel’s CEO, Dov Charney, misread his memo. A week after the story broke that American Apparel would be manufacturing Russia’s official 2014 winter…

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Speedo's Fastskin3 Swimsuit Turns Olympic Athletes Into Barracudas

Photo by Shutterstock FISHY TALE Swimwear manufacturers have long looked to the sea for inspiration. Speedo’s original Fastskin design, which debuted at the Sydney Olympics in…

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House Introduces Legislation to Make U.S. Olympic Uniforms in America

In a rare bipartisan move, a group of 59 members from the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter appealing the U.S. Olympics Committee to ensure that future Team U.S.A.’s…

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American Apparel in Talks to Design 2014 Olympic Uniforms for...Russia?

U.S. athletes won’t be the only ones brandishing the “Made in the U.S.A” label at the 2014 Winter Olympics. An unlikely champion has emerged in the form of another…

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U.S. Olympic Committee Apologizes for Insulting Millions of Knitters

Photo by Shutterstock Don’t mess with folks who wield long, pointy sticks. The U.S. Olympic Committee learned that lesson the hard way after it called an Olympic-themed knitting…

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McDonald's Rolls Out New "Mad-Men"-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

YOU LOVIN’ IT? Gone are the black-and-mocha flight-attendant uniforms that Bruce Oldfield introduced in 2008. Instead, crew members will flip burgers and crisp fries in Fred…

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Nike Marries Performance, Sustainability for U.S.A. Track and Field Uniforms

SPEEDING BULLETS Based on Nike’s “Project Swift” technology, which the company developed to improve the performance of Team U.S.A.’s long-track speedskaters at…

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Adidas, Nike, Puma Accused of Exploiting Workers as Olympics Approach

The 2012 London Olympics may be looming over the horizon, but Adidas, Nike, and Puma are playing anything but fair, according to War on Want, an anti-poverty charity accusing the…

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