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From Gucci to Isabel Marant, It’s Clear That Fashion Has a Cultural Appropriation Problem

From Gucci to Isabel Marant, It’s Clear That Fashion Has a Cultural Appropriation Problem

In November 2020, the fashion world woke up to a row between the Mexican government and Parisian fashion designer Isabel Marant. The Mexican Cultural Minister Alejandra Frausto Guerrero had written an open letter to Marant regarding her new collection accusing her of using traditional design motifs from the cultural heritage of native Mexicans without permission...

8 Sustainability Trends to Expect in 2021

8 Sustainability Trends to Expect in 2021

Global reduction in productivity, the health challenges brought on by the pandemic and the plethora of economic setbacks suffered by various industries across the globe, 2020 was quite the year. Still, the silver lining might be that for the sustainability movement, last year may have been one of its most progressive yet. From reduction in...

A Holiday Guide to Sustainable Christmas Gifts for Men

A Holiday Guide to Sustainable Christmas Gifts for Men

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Christmas is unarguably, the most anticipated time of year across our globe. The joy of the season is so incredibly infectious that regardless of our religious inclinations, just about everyone starts to really get into the preparation, the decoration, and...

5 Ways to Identify ‘Good’ Quality Clothing to Help You Shop More Sustainably

5 Ways to Identify ‘Good’ Quality Clothing to Help You Shop More Sustainably

The fashion industry is one of the world’s largest industries, generating $2.5 trillion in global annual revenues annually and employing millions. The business of fashion also comes with huge environmental challenges; it is responsible for roughly 8-10% of global carbon emissions, is the second largest consumer of water compared with other industries, and is also...

Harry Styles on the Cover of Vogue Sparks Discussion About ‘New’ Masculinity

Harry Styles on the Cover of Vogue Sparks Discussion About ‘New’ Masculinity

British musician Harry Styles was on the December cover of fashion magazine Vogue and this was significant for two reasons. First, throughout the long history of the magazine spanning about 127 years, he was the first man to grace the prestigious fashion magazine cover solo. The second reason was that Styles was wearing a dress;...

Virtual Influencers: The New Kids on the Marketing Block Aren’t Actually Real

Virtual Influencers: The New Kids on the Marketing Block Aren’t Actually Real

In the summer of 2018, a “scandal’ broke out on social media involving an influencer on Instagram. It appeared that a woman named Bermuda had successfully hacked the account of a very popular influencer, Miquela Sousa. In typical social media style, allegations were thrown, revelations were made, comments were generated and the fans were ecstatic....

Africa is Not a Country: Dispelling Common Stereotypes and Western Narratives of Africa

Africa is Not a Country: Dispelling Common Stereotypes and Western Narratives of Africa

In the year 2014, the African Students Association of Ithaca College in New York launched a photo campaign called ‘The Real Africa: Fight the Stereotype’. The purpose of this social media initiative was to educate and raise awareness about the common stereotypes surrounding Africa and its people; misunderstandings like Africa being a country rather than...

Why Does Africa Have So Many Problems?

Why Does Africa Have So Many Problems?

Abuja, Nigeria – As Nigerians protest against SARS, similar protests are also underway in Guinea, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, and various other African countries. In fact, this report by IRC ranks the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria among the world’s top five countries facing humanitarian crisis in 2020 followed closely by Burkina Faso, Burundi,...