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Fashion Revolution Ranks 40 Apparel Brands by Supply-Chain Transparency

When the eight-story Rana Plaza building fell apart at its seams on the morning of April 24, 2013, it took but a moment for the disaster to seal its place as one of worst in…

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Activists Target Ralph Lauren for Allegedly Promoting Deforestation

Protestors hijacked one of fashion’s biggest events on Monday to call out Ralph Lauren for allegedly contributing to deforestation, human-rights abuses, and climate pollution.…

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John Oliver Skewered Fast Fashion on HBO—And It Was Glorious

Photo by Debby Wong/Shutterstock Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver took to his HBO pulpit Sunday night to fire a blistering denunciation of fashion retailers that sell trendy…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Fast Fashion is "Disposable But Damaging"

Need a quick primer on why “fast fashion” is such a terrible thing? Take a gander at Alexandria Heinz’s brilliant infographic, which lays bare a number of statistics…

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Forever 21, H&M, Mango, Zara Frequently Fail Quality, Safety Tests

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Forever 21, H&M, Mango, and Zara top the list of fashion labels that regularly fail China’s quality and safety trials, say officials from the…

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Forever 21 Installs Solar Panels, Debuts $7.80 Jeans

Forever 21 has had a busy weekend. Not only did the fast-fashion powerhouse announce plans to the largest single-rooftop solar-power system in Los Angeles County, it also unveiled a new…

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AllSaints, Urban Outfitters Fail to Address Forced Labor in Cotton Sourcing

Photo by Shutterstock Avoiding clothing associated with the exploitation of humans? You might want to give AllSaints, Urban Outfitters, and Forever 21 a wide berth. The high-street…

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San Francisco Launches City-Wide Zero-Waste Textile Recycling Initiative

Photo by Shutterstock San Francisco is about to get even greener. Although the California city diverts about 80 percent of its waste from landfills, it still bins than 39 million pounds…

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Lead-Tainted Accessories Abound at Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Wet Seal

Years after signing a legal settlement limiting the concentrations of heavy metals in their products, popular mall-based clothing chains, including Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, and Wet…

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15 Major Retailers That Haven't Signed the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock GAP While competitors such as H&M, Mango, and Zara have committed themselves to financing vital safety upgrades in Bangladesh, Gap has held back,…

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Urban Outfitters Among Fashion Brands Using L.A. "Sweatshop" Labor

Looks like Forever 21 isn’t the only apparel label on the hook for promoting sweatshop-like conditions in downtown Los Angeles. Federal and state labor authorities announced on…

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The Monster Challenges of Cheap, Low-Maintenance "Frankenfabrics"

Thanks to a fast-fashion based industry model, coupled with consumer desire to pay the least possible price for product, we have been left to deal with over-consumption, waste, and a…

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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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How Do We Break Our "Fast Fashion" Addiction? An Interview With "Overdressed" Author Elizabeth L. Cline

Elizabeth L. Cline spent more than three years probing the underbelly of the American fast-fashion industry. Her discoveries, prompted by an epiphany over the absurdity of $7 shoes from…

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Used-Clothing Furniture, Forever 21's Knockoffs, Drying for Freedom

Clothes beyond repair? German designer Tobias Juretzek turns castoff shirts and jeans into colorful furniture. (Inhabitat) Support a farmer by buying a certified-organic T-shirt…

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Feral Childe Slaps Forever 21 With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Forever 21 is embroiled in yet another legal kerfuffle, this time with Alice Wu and Moriah Carlson of Feral Childe. The designers have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the…

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