Increasing recycled-fibre clothing offerings should not absolve the fashion industry from the urgent need to reduce production overall.
Stain-resistance can mean questionable chemicals in children’s clothes.
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Tests found PFAS in school uniforms, pillows, upholstered furniture and several other items that are often next to children’s skin and near their noses and mouths.
Your T-shirt may have travelled one-and-a-half times round the world to reach you.
The Beach Handball Euro 2017 Hungary vs. Norway in Zagreb, Croatia.
While the style and fit of sport apparel may seem like a minor detail in the broader scheme of things, what if it’s not? Let’s let women and girls dress for the role they want to play in women’s sport.
Making Afghan coats for sale in Herat, 1974.
How an item of traditional Afghan dress became a staple of western “hippie” fashion from the 1960s right up to today.
After an Indian politician recently tried to shame a woman for wearing ripped jeans, women’s responses were swift and sharp.
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After an Indian politician disparaged a woman for her lack of morals because she was wearing ripped jeans, an online protest erupted, reviving the original protest-culture of the ripped jean.
Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi after being told to leave parliament’s debating chamber on February 9 for not wearing a tie.
Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi has won the right not to wear a tie in parliament — his party’s legacy can’t end there.
‘Shearing sheep, Barcaldine District’, 1948.
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Far from mere underwear, singlets have many cultural meanings. Once worn chiefly by shearers, laborers and soldiers, they have been embraced on dance floors and in the gym.
The material that your shirt is made of plays a big role in how hot you feel.
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More companies are selling products that claim to keep you cool on hot days. But it turns out that common materials used in sports clothing may not always be the best.
COVID-19 has been disastrous for people who make our clothes, but there are small signs of hope.
Welsh weavers, here in traditional costume that would not have been known to some of the poorest weavers to benefit from slave-driven demand for cloth.
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How even sleepy, rural Mid Wales was once an industrial heartland feeding the slave trade.
Transportation and food are two major contributors to household emissions.
The typical American’s annual household carbon footprint is over five times the world per capita average.
Erik Brunetti believes his FUCT clothing brand deserves a trademark.
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A trademark law scholar explains why the impossible-to-apply standard, dating back to the early 20th century, is ineffective and needs to be abolished.
Making more sustainable fashion choices doesn’t require a massive lifestyle change.
YKK-brand zipper on a pair of jeans.
The humble zipper has some profound things to tell us about innovation, competitive advantage and international trade.
Billy Porter arrives for the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony. February 24, 2019.
Will men ever escape the tyranny of trousers?
City clothes mark the wearer as being out of place in the country.
Your identity changes when you move house and, if that’s to a different community, your clothes change along with you.
Roberto Clemente State Park employees in New York, with donated bottled water bottles bound for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
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If you would like to assist from afar, let the professionals procure goods and services.
Clothes are central to our personal identity and our dignity. Their condition reveals the care work that has gone into their selection and maintenance.
As the Wettlaufer inquiry wraps up for the summer, an international research team offers suggestions on how to make nursing homes as good as they can possibly be.
‘I’ll have this one for 24 hours, please.’
About 100 billion items of clothing are produced each year. That’s not sustainable fashion.