Fast Fashion Is Bad, So Is Shaming People Into Boycotting It

Fast fashion deserves the hate that comes its way. There’s exploitation of garment workers and acute lack of transparency pertaining to the supply chain. There are accusations of ‘greenwashing’ alongside a burgeoning culture of ‘rip offs’ because, well, creativity does not come cheap. 

A new study by the UK-based Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has found that roughly half of the clothes on fast fashion websites are made from virgin plastics like nylon, acrylic and polyester. Who’s surprised? Literally nobody! 



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Fast fashion brands struggle to sustain a model built on ‘fair practices’ as they prioritise making trendy tees available to you for next to nothing. After all, nothing in this world comes for free and someone out there is paying the price for your cheap clothes. Clearly, fast fashion is dangerous and the problem needs fixing. So, stop buying it

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Fashion industry architect switches careers to open a Pilates studio on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Although it was always a stressful job, Christine Longcore, 41, loved working as an architect in the retail fashion industry for nearly two decades, until the coronavirus (COVID-19) shuttered the globe in March 2020.

During the world shutdown, Longcore took time to rethink her future career goals. And even after New York City began to reopen, she said she knew she wanted to switch gears.

“Between the stress in that specific niche of architecture, the commute into the city, the travel and the hours, I began to realize that I needed a big lifestyle change … I began suffering various injuries, and was unable to recover from them properly with my very long, and very stressful working and commuting hours,” said the New Springville resident.

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Clients of Longcore Pilates in Westerleigh participating in a Bodhi Suspension class. (Courtesy of Sebastian Barbera)

That’s when she started doing

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Jennifer Lopez Wears Surprisingly Affordable DSW Heels to the Biggest Fashion Event of the Year

Jennifer Lopez gave her twist on American fashion at the 2021 Met Gala tonight.

Arriving at the event taking place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the “On the Floor” musician tapped Ralph Lauren for her evening wear. The plunging design included endless layers of beading with subtle designs across the entirety of the brown fabric. To elevate the number further, the number included an Indiana Jones-style leather belt, wide-brim hat and furry shawl.

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On her feet, the “Hustlers” actress decided to give her look another boost in towering metallic sandals. The sky-high heels featured a lifted toe and securing straps across the ankle, all balanced atop a tall block heel. As credited by her stylist Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, the heels come courtesy of DSW for an affordable twist.

Lopez also made a surprise visit to the DSW store in Union

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Fashion Square Mall retailers seek help for holiday season in Saginaw County

SAGINAW TWP, MI — The busy holiday shopping season is approaching, and retailers at Fashion Square Mall are hiring.

Fashion Square Mall, located at the intersection of Bay and Tittabawassee roads in Saginaw Township, is hosting a job fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the food court, according to a mall news release. About 10 mall merchants are expected to participate. More than 50 job opportunities are available with roles including sales associate, store lead and store manager.

“We are partnering with our merchants to provide a mall-wide effort to increase job applicants in preparation for the busy holiday season,” Fashion Square Mall General Manager Paul Martin said in a statement. “It is our goal to connect our retailers with great local talent right in our own neighborhood to assist with meeting their labor needs, as well as providing great job opportunities for our local

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