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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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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Mystery "Yarn Bomber" Attaches 150-Ft Olympic-Themed Scarf to Pier

Photos by North News and Pictures A mysterious “yarn bomber” has struck Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire. Don’t panic, no incendiary devices were involved.…

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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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Outsourced Olympic Uniforms Could Have Brought $1B to U.S. Economy

video platform video management video solutions video player As the furor over the overseas-made Olympic uniforms continues to grow in and around Capitol Hill, ABC News reports…

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U.S. Olympic Rowers to Wear Philadelphia-Made Unisuits, Off-Water Gear

At least one team will be flying the flag for American manufacturing at the London Olympics. While Capitol Hill continues to stew over the Chinese provenance of Ralph Lauren’s…

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U.S. Olympics Uniforms Made in China? Sen. Harry Reid Says "Burn Them"

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is hopping mad over the revelation that Team U.S.A.’s Olympics uniforms were manufactured in China. Although countless media outlets…

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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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Sweatshop Protestors Target Adidas as London Olympics Approach

With less than two months until the London Olympics, sweatshop protestors are renewing claims of worker exploitation by Adidas, the games’ official sportswear sponsor. Nearly…

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