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Fast Fashion and the Prison Crisis: What Comes Next?

Christian Birky | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Christian Birky

When a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh in the spring of 2013, I was at Princeton finishing my thesis on potential resolutions to the American prison crisis. I thought the two -- labor exploitation in the fashion industry and a disastrous incarceration rate -- were unrelated. I was wrong.

Tim Gunn Talks Supply Chain Transparency in Fashion

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

There is increased awareness in the fashion industry when it comes to the need for transparency, Gunn says, but he isn't confident that this has translated into action.

Forever Young: Why The Fashion Industry Is So Obsessed With Young Girls

Nora Turriago | Posted 08.05.2015 | Style
Nora Turriago

There is something distinctly unsettling about watching a pubescent girl stalk down the runway, styled to look beyond her years and wearing expensive clothing intended for adult women.

Black Model Is 'Tired Of Apologizing For [Her] Blackness'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Style

Model Nykhor Paul is fed up with the fashion world and is making her feelings known. The South Sudanese model posted an open letter on her Instagr...

Bangladesh Files Murder Charges In Garment Factory Collapse That Killed Over 1,100

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh filed murder charges Monday against dozens of people for their roles in the 2013 collapse of a ga...

What No One Tells You About Working in Fashion

Jordan Murphy | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style
Jordan Murphy

Attempting to keep all of these headstrong individuals happy and complacent is a daily struggle of plate-spinning proportions. Managing expectations and overseeing critical conversations are a part of the job description, so it's key to be prepared and confident.

5 Women Inspiring Us To Reinvent

Posted 04.23.2015 | Women

Evolution. It’s as pivotal to a woman’s life as it has been to the development of our species. Moving from the role of singleton to life partner, ...

Trendy or Not: A Pop of Color

DeVin'e Blacksher | Posted 06.17.2015 | Style
DeVin'e Blacksher

The change for more diversity must start from the bottom just like people going into the industry are required to do. So, the first and most significant step would be to make more paid internships.

California's Drought is Only the Beginning

Mattias Wallander | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Mattias Wallander

The methods in which we sustain our water are critical to human survival. California's water crisis may only be a drop in the bucket, compared to what can be in America's future, if things don't change.

Turning Dreams Jobs Into Reality: Creative Director, Garance Doré

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 06.06.2015 | Style
Sara Lee Bentley

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality. But many people have turned their dreams into daily realities. How did they get there?

Here's Why Queer Voices In Fashion Matter

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.26.2015 | Style

The fashion industry is quick to embrace new trends, colors and styles. But when it comes to including diverse voices and physical representations, t...

This Video Is Funny But It Will Make You Think Seriously About Fashion Diversity

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Style

We're fully aware there is a lack of diversity within the fashion industry. There are hardly any black designers, the runway is almost completely whit...

France Looks To Ban 'Excessive Thinness' In Ads

AP | Posted 05.17.2015 | Style

PARIS (AP) — France's health minister says she supports plans to criminalize the use of advertising with anorexic models in France. T...

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosjke Hasseldine

Mother blaming is patriarchy's age-old way of taking the focus away from the harm that it causes women by making women responsible for harming themselves.

8 Badass Bosses & How They Made It

Refinery29 | Gina Marinell | Posted 12.12.2014 | Style

It wasn’t all that long ago that a woman had to wear a suit to be taken seriously in the workplace, much less to be viewed and respected as the boss...

We Buy An Obscene Amount Of Clothes. Here's What It's Doing To Secondhand Stores.

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.24.2014 | Style

First lesson: Find something you like, and hold onto it forever.

The Only Thing Shocking About Glamour's Body Image Survey

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.

The Fashion Industry Gets A Body-Positive Makeover

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

New York Fashion Week is officially in full swing, but some of the biggest industry innovations are happening off the runway. Socially-conscious d...

Karlie Kloss: 'I Have Never Considered Modeling An Actual Job Title'

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 06.03.2014 | Style

Karlie Kloss is a Victoria's Secret Angel, one of Taylor Swift's best friends, and a trendsetter -- but mostly, she is known as a model. However, that...

British Vogue EIC Alexandra Shulman Is 'Horribly Uninterested' In Health Crazes

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 05.12.2014 | Style

The fashion industry is constantly accused of promoting unhealthy body ideals, crash diets and eating disorders. This is not news. But editors of majo...

Stop Making the Thin Girl Ugly

Jenni Chiu | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Jenni Chiu

I worry for the girls out there who are like I was -- who are suffering from the same self-esteem issues that most teenagers do and are being told they are ugly not only by their teasing peers, but by adults around them who are crusading for change.

6 Things I Want To Say To The Fashion Industry Now That I'm 60

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.26.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Clothes should never be uncomfortable. Yet you have made dresses that we can't sit in without revealing our privates, pants that don't accommodate our bellies after lunch, and shoes that cause bunions and other foot problems. Why do you do that?

Isaac Mizrahi On The 'Right Way' For Fashion To Incorporate Plus-Size

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.17.2014 | Style

On a recent segment of HuffPost Live, fashion designer and "Project Runway: All Stars" judge Isaac Mizrahi had some insightful things to say about the...

Cindy Crawford's New Smokin' Hot Magazine Covers

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.27.2014 | Style

Today in fabulous model news, Cindy Crawford tweeted her four, yes FOUR, covers for the UK's The Times Magazine. Sporting big hair for each look, ...

Why This Model Doesn't Want To Work With Terry Richardson

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.27.2014 | Style

In the fashion and celebrity world, it seems like everybody has been photographed by Terry Richardson. From Beyoncé to Miley Cyrus, to the Kardashian...