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To some, the fashion industry might seem like it's just a circle jerk of pretty clothes on pretty people, but it's a multi-trillion dollar global industry that employs millions of people worldwide and not only helps promote and amplify certain cultural and societal movements (worker rights, anyone?), but also sets the agenda for what we're even talking about in the first place. Sure — fashion is fun to gush about (hello, that's why we exist!), but there's also some heavier topics that get swept under the rug time and time again.
These unpopular issues don't really get talked about because they're complicated, uncomfortable, and, oftentimes, reveal the hypocrisy that exists within the structures we've set up in the industry — but we think it's high-time to start. Please note — these are highly nuanced subjects, and we can't even pretend that we're doing them justice in an eight-page slideshow, but we want to start the conversation out in the open, instead of keeping it just among ourselves. The juicy stuff, ahead.
Written by Isabelle Rancier