disposable fashion

Li Edelkoort: Clothes Today Are Made to be Thrown Away "Like a Condom"

“The manufacturing of clothes has gone through a rapid and sordid restructuring process, which has seen production leave the Western world to profit from and exploit low-income…

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Greenpeace Exposes Toxic Chemicals in Zara, Other Fast-Fashion Brands

How toxic are your threads? If you’re a fan of cheap, disposable fashion, the answer isn’t one you’re going to like. A new investigation commissioned by Greenpeace…

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Forever 21 in Trouble With Dept. of Labor for Alleged Sweatshop Practices

Photo by SeanPavonePhoto/Shutterstock Forever 21 is in hot water with the U.S. Department of Labor. The department’s Wage and Hour Division, which is investigating the Los…

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Do Clothing Donations Actually Go to People in Need?

Photo by Howard Lake The following is an excerpt from Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (2012, Portfolio/Penguin) by Elizabeth L. Cline Since the end of the 19th…

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