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Garment worker rights and fashion’s response to COVID-19

Inequalities across fashion sector highlighted through COVID-19 Peer-reviewed research by: Dr Taylor Brydges and Dr Mary Hanlon The global fashion and apparel industry is unequal by design, with asymmetrical power dynamics impacting garment worker wages and supports. What impact did COVID-19 have on the global fashion and apparel industry? How did international companies and brands …

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Love and social inequality

Love in the space–time of inequality: Attachment and detachment across unequal lives Peer-reviewed research by: Dr Samuel Strong This article highlights how understandings related to inequality are often understood through charts and graphs, and how as a result, solutions also often come in the form of more charts and graphs. And while that may make …

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How to ‘close the loop’ in fashion?

Closing the loop on take, make, waste: Investigating circular economy practices in the Swedish fashion industry Peer-reviewed research by: Dr Taylor Brydges The global fashion and apparel industry has a longstanding, ongoing, and growing, reputation for exploitation and waste. Drawing on the Swedish fashion industry, this paper shows how interventions to curb environmental impact must …

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