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The Victorians were driven to care for their clothes for reasons of thrift, economy and to prevent waste.
Australia has the world’s biggest carbon footprint from fashion. This is one area where changing our personal clothing choices can make a big difference, just as it did in the second world war.
Most of the world washes their clothing by hand.
Simply trying to avoid synthetic clothing won’t fix our microfibre pollution problem
The Shorts Protest of 1930 brought more than 600 students to the steps of Robinson Hall at Dartmouth College.
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As fashion norms change, what people wear in public becomes ground zero for hashing out new ideas of race, class and gender.
Top Dog factory for men’s hats, Surry Hills, 1941.
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A heritage-listed hat factory has burned down in Surry Hills. The suburb was once a hub of fashion manufacturing.
We tend to wear our wedding outfits only a handful a times.
If you’re going to a wedding this summer, you should consider renting your outfit.
Activists in Dhaka demand safe working conditions in 2019, on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse.
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Ten years after the collapse at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, the garment industry’s deadliest disaster, reforms are incomplete. The opaqueness of today’s complex supply chain is part of the problem.
That cheap statement piece comes at a price: the industry has a ‘murderous disregard for human life.’
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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.
Label symbols tell you all you need to know about how to wash, dry, bleach and iron your clothes.
By understanding clothing care labels, you can extend the lifespan of your clothes.
First lady Jill Biden presents her Inauguration Day clothing at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in January 2023.
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On Presidents Day, a women in politics scholar examines the meaning, and sometimes outsized focus, on first ladies’ fashion choices.
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.
Queensland State Archives, Item ID ITM1154347
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.