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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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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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COVID-19 and sustainable fashion?

Will COVID-19 support the transition to a more sustainable fashion industry? Peer-reviewed research article: Dr Taylor Brydges, Dr Monique Retamal & Dr Mary Hanlon COVID-19 has had a massive impact on global supply chains, and the fashion industry is no exception. In this article, the author’s unpack key tensions to consider whether COVID-19 has worked …

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Power at play: Making clothes in Bangladesh, after Rana Plaza

On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, it’s particularly timely to revisit the impacts of some of the programs and policies that were implemented in the wake of the disaster. In their article, Ashwin et al. (2020) show how stakeholder perspectives vary across systems of global production and invite readers to …

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