Fashion Fictions

Can we extend and suspend our understandings of the social worlds around us to imagine something different? How can fashion work as a tool to unlock new imaginaries–away from the current realities of social and environmental exploitation under the logic of global capitalism?  Enter Fashion Fictions. Fashion Fictions A project from Amy Twigger Holroyd, explores just …

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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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High costs of the gluten-free diet

There are physical, emotional, and financial implications to going gluten-free. While a diagnosis of Celiac disease, followed by strict adherence to the gluten-free diet, aims to improve physical health, gluten-free living comes with some hidden (and some not-so-hidden) costs. There is a significant financial cost to managing and maintaining a strict gluten-free diet; the gluten-free …

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