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The release of Black Panther provides the opportunity to honour the many contributions of Black style to North American fashion. (Marvel)

Black Panther: Honouring the legacy of Black style

The hype around the costumes in the film Black Panther shows a need to recognize the legacy of Black style in mainstream fashion.
Political dressing is all the rage right now, but is it a fashion? A professor of fashion explains. (Twitter/@Mossimo)

Fashion’s potential to influence politics and culture

Political statements through our clothing are all the rage right now. Could we say this is a new fashion? Prof. of fashion, Henry Navarro explains the recent phenomena.
You probably don’t remember the Kathie Lee sweatshop scandal of the mid-1990s. What about the more recent debacles? AP Photo/Michael Schmelling

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

People who see themselves as conscientious consumers often buy items made by companies that violate their values because it's hard to keep that information in mind.
Adele Bellis (left) and Laxmi Agarwal during a Fashion show for the British Asian Trust, where the two acid attack victims took part in the cat-walk show for charity in London in 2016. John Stillwell/PA Archive/PA Images

Fashioning identity for burns survivors

Can fashion and make-up be utilised to help acid attack victims on the road to recovery?
Nearly everyone owns a pair of white sneakers. But what are the different materials required to make a sneaker? Maria Morri/flickr

Sustainable shopping: how to rock white sneakers without eco-guilt

Iconic Stan Smiths can be styled with almost anything, but most white sneakers are costly to the environment. Lucky for us, there are many sustainable alternatives that are just as cool.
British actress Emma Watson was featured in Marie Claire’s sustainability issue: She wears only sustainable clothing on the red carpet. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Your organic T-shirt is doomed to end up in a dump

Climate change needs to be front and centre in fashion, which is one of the most polluting industries. Fashion magazines can help consumers to embrace more sustainable lifestyles.

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