Online fast-fashion giant Shein has grown dramatically and sells a massive volume of super-cheap, disposable clothing for budget-conscious teenagers. But the Chinese company has disclosed very little about its production, reports Vauhini Vara, that it’s hard to measure its environmental footprint. Lu, the University of Delaware professor, found that in a recent 12-month period, the […]
What We Wear: A Reading List on Fashion and Our Complex Relationship to Clothes
Getting dressed isn’t a low-stakes activity.
What Fast Fashion Costs the World
“Many clothing donations end up in an unexpected place — African landfills.”
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Thou Shalt Not Mess With a Mom in a “Mamacita Needs a Margarita” Sweater
“This mom runs on caffeine, wine, and Amazon Prime” is a funny t-shirt slogan, but there is a serious social phenomenon behind it.
Cut From the Same Cloth
Artist Myfanwy Tristram was irritated by her teenage daughter’s extreme fashions — until she took an illustrated journey into their origins.
Maternity Clothes for Women Who Hate Maternity Clothes
A close, personal look at the evolution of the maternity clothing industry.
Fashion For Everyone, Where “Everyone” Means “Thin People”
Fat ladies are bad optics.
Why Aren’t Fashion ‘Disruptors’ Serving Plus-Size Customers?
Apparently making pants for fat people is so radically difficult from making pants for thin people that it will take years of additional R&D.