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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5 Fall 2021 Micro-Trends Fashion People Are Already Wearing

As fashion editors, it’s part of our jobs to always be looking ahead in fashion. While we’re deep in the summer style scene right now, wearing pieces like yellow sunglasses and sporty swimsuits that are having a major moment, we’re also thinking about what fall fashion will look like. We’re already seeing early signs of what fashion insiders will be wearing for the season ahead, and there are a number of fall micro-trends set to define 2021 that have been adopted by the fashion set.

So which pieces are already winning out? Many of them are trends that take inspiration straight from the runways, including the midriff-baring knit skirt sets that made a statement at Fendi and the saturated shades that we saw pretty much everywhere. Ahead, see five fall micro-trends we’re expecting will be huge in 2021, and shop our edit to start wearing them now if you’re an

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Fashion People Told Me the 2021 Trends They’re Wearing First

The best way to find out what fashion will look like in the future? Going straight to the source and asking the fashion set which pieces have landed on their shopping lists. That’s why I reached out to some of the best-dressed buyers, editors, stylists, and influencers, who I always look to for their covetable shopping buys. Curious to see what they have their eyes on right now, I asked them to spill the 2021 trends they will be wearing first.

Taking inspiration from the S/S 21 collections, they’re sharing the standout trends they’re already planning on adding into their wardrobes. From luxe takes on loungewear at Proenza Schouler to eye-catching statement pieces at Loewe to the barely-there trend that was everywhere from Attico to Jacquemus—plus the mindful movement towards sustainability—the pieces they’re excited about have me thinking about the bright future of fashion in 2021. Here, shop their

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Sinead Burke, Maura Horton launch JUNIPERunltd, a new shopping hub for people with disabilities

We are all works in progress; even the successful women you look up to faced stumbling blocks along the way and continue to work hard to stay at the top of their game. In this series, we’re sitting down with the people that inspire us to find out: How’d they do it? And what is success really like? This is “Getting There.”

Maura Horton and Sinéad Burke have never actually met in person, but they’re working closely together to make the fashion industry more inclusive for people with disabilities. Horton, 51, is the inventor of MagnaReady, an adaptive clothing line that replaces zippers and buttons with magnetic closures, and Burke, 30, is an activist and the first little person to be featured on the cover of Vogue U.K.

Both women are passionate about adaptive fashion and inclusivity and have teamed up to launch JUNIPERunltd, an e-commerce platform and

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