‘Vegan Leather’: How Fashion Giants Recast Plastic as Good for the Planet

An influential system overseen by retailers and clothing makers ranks petroleum-based synthetics like “vegan leather” as more environmentally sound than natural fibers.

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Luxury Giants LVMH and Hermès Will Close Stores in Russia Temporarily

The French brands join other Western companies in pausing retail operations as the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalates.

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Did Your Handbag Help Destroy the Rainforest?

A recent report examines the links between fashion brands and Amazon deforestation.

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Fears for Bangladesh Garment Workers as Safety Agreement Nears an End

The Rana Plaza collapse led to the agreement, which improved factory safety for workers. Despite a last-minute extension, its legacy may be in jeopardy.

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Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton

Under pressure to renounce cotton harvested in a Chinese region marked by gruesome repression, they face a backlash from nationalist Chinese consumers.

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How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M

The Communist Party’s youth wing and official news outlets used grabby memes and hashtags to start a tsunami of nationalist fury over Xinjiang cotton.

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What is Going on with China, Cotton and All of These Clothing Brands?

A user’s guide to the latest cross-border social media fashion crisis.

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China’s Outrage over Forced Labor Charges Targets H&M, Adidas and Nike

Major clothing brands that rely on the Chinese market are caught in a bind as Beijing and the West harden their stances on the crackdown on Xinjiang.

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H&M Faces a Boycott in China Over Statement on Uyghurs

The Swedish retailer is the latest fashion business to come under pressure from Chinese consumers after a perceived misstep.

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Myanmar’s Defiant Garment Workers Demand That Fashion Pay Attention

Female garment industry union leaders are emerging at the forefront of the deadly anti-military protests, and asking global brands to take their side.

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Coalition Brings Pressure to End Forced Uighur Labor

More than 190 organizations have come together to demand an end to garments made by forced labor in China.

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The Boohoo Disaster, Explained

Boohoo was one of the fastest-growing retailers in Britain. Now the company is in trouble after revelations about working conditions in supplier factories.

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How PETA Won Its Messy Fight and Took a Seat at the Table

Turns out if you throw enough red paint, eventually they’ll listen.

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