The Luxury of Abstract Shopping

When shopping, it can be easy to forget that amongst global industries, the fashion industry ranks as the second most environmentally polluting and also as one of the largest operators of child and slave labor. For this reason, I try to say that I “only shop ethically,” but sometimes, my resolve crumbles as soon as […]

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Sweet charity

“Oh my God, I love your skirt! Where did you get it?” “It was my mom’s in the ‘80s.” “Vintage, so adorable.” Regina George may have been insincere, but there is nothing like a compliment on something you are wearing to brighten up your day. I find that the compliment is even better when the […]

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Wearing your heart on your sleeve

In an industry notorious for its ignorance towards several different ethical problems, Katharine Hamnett’s name stands loudly and proudly apart from that of the typical designer, whose main concern is selling vast swathes of garments. Beginning in the early 1980s, Hamnett’s somewhat unorthodox approach to political activism skyrocketed her to fame; as the creator of […]

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