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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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Crossing Gender Boundaries: Fashion to Create, Disrupt and Transcend

Crossing Gender Boundaries: Fashion to Create, Disrupt and Transcend, edited by Andrew Reilly and Ben Barry, is a must read for anyone interested in understanding how constructions of gender connect to relationships with fashion and clothing.  Crossing Gender Boundaries: Fashion to Create, Disrupt and Transcend, edited by Andrew Reilly and Ben Barry Description This volume …

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Redressing Weddings

Redressing Weddings is a podcast series based on research from Ilya Parkins & Kenya Gutteridge. Redressing Weddings: Clothing and LGBTQ+ and Feminist Marriers “Redressing Weddings explores the complex and creative ways that queer, trans, and feminist folks think about, acquire, and experience wedding attire. We talk to thoughtful people about everything from suits and gowns …

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Renting clothes through COVID

Platforms and the pandemic: A case study of fashion rental platforms during COVID‐19 Peer-reviewed research by: Taylor Brydges, Lisa Heinze, Monique Retamal and Claudia E. Henninger Have you heard of the ‘platform economy’? Ever rented, or thought about renting, clothing through one? This article runs through some of the current challenges facing fashion rental platforms, …

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Garment worker views post-Rana Plaza

Paradigm shift or business as usual? Workers’ views on multi-stakeholder initiatives in Bangladesh Peer-reviewed research by: Dr Naila Kabeer, Lopita Huq, Dr Munshi Sulaiman 2023 will mark 10 years since the Rana Plaza building collapse, a disaster increasingly forgotten by consumer stakeholders in the Global North. Yet the scale and scope of Rana Plaza has …

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Garment worker rights & 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 & sustainable fashion?

COVID-19 & Sustainable Fashion? 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 as a wake-up call for the global sector. Here’s the abstract: Will COVID-19 support the transition to a more sustainable …

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