We look back to the 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,124 people and discuss how much — or how little — has changed for garment-worker conditions today.
Vegan wool, peanut coats and the discovery of DNA: the forgotten life of scientist William Astbury
Margeurite Duras’s fictionalised account of a teenage affair with a much older Chinese man has been criticised as a kind of retro-Orientalist Lolita. But that does her iconic novel an injustice.
With concern mounting over microplastics and the search for sustainable options, the woollen swimsuits of the past could be the swimwear of the future.
Increasing recycled-fibre clothing offerings should not absolve the fashion industry from the urgent need to reduce production overall.
‘Fashion fasts’ are a great way of challenging fast fashion by helping us question how many clothes we really need and reducing fashion consumption.
Many argue that the end of the pandemic is an opportunity to move towards a circular economy in clothing.
Black Friday sales reveal fast fashion extremes. But how does it affect the planet?
Clothing is a way for politicians to convey authenticity and to tell their story.
Coronavirus has shifted the mood in society, and the fashion industry should strike while the iron is hot.
Recent research explores how women ‘dress defensively’ to avoid the aggression of other women.
Making more sustainable fashion choices doesn’t require a massive lifestyle change.
Your identity changes when you move house and, if that’s to a different community, your clothes change along with you.
In the 1850s, the women’s dress reform movement advocated for a return to medieval design. The practice continues today.
For centuries, men’s fashion has been part of dynamic social change. Hairstyles, fabrics and suit styles have carried a political charge.
The cultural appropriation debate has flared after an American teenager wore a qipao, a Chinese-style dress, to her prom. But the meanings around the dress are complicated.
A century ago, utopian thinkers and practitioners predicted the coming of a nude world of liberated bodies.
We may imagine Jesus in long robes with baggy sleeves, but this is far from how he would have dressed.
Water pollution, toxic chemical use and textile waste: fast fashion comes at a huge cost to the environment.
Our clothes are cheaper, flimsier and shorter-lived than ever. But jeans, a staple of the modern wardrobe, are actually designed to be long-lasting – provided you take proper care of them.