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4 Dec
Fashion giants H&M and Zara are producing eco-collections that claim to reduce the negative aspects of fast fashion. Their brands, they say, are becoming more sustainable. But is it true? Or is it just greenwashing?
8 Oct
Peter Nygard, one of one of Canada's wealthiest people, could face sex-trafficking charges in the US. Canadian authorities, meanwhile, are now adding separate charges of their own.
3 Oct
Quiffs, mohawks, and crew cuts were hairstyles barbers were accustomed to styling for image-conscious young men in Afghanistan's third-biggest city of Herat. But all that has changed since the Taliban took over the country in mid-August.
15 Sep
The crowd of some 400 actors, athletes, poets and performers are back on the Met Gala cream carpet for New York City's biggest event of the year. "Oh I feel kind of weird, like I’ve kind of gotten used to being a little introvert," says singer Megan Thee Stallion, who was enjoying her first Met Gala.
15 Sep
Tired of mass production and unattainable sizes, Egyptian Noura Galal founded "Rafeya", an Egyptian brand tailoring women's clothes for all shapes and sizes.
4 Sep
From fast fashion to haute couture, the textiles industry has a dark secret: mountains of unsold clothes, destroyed before they see the light of day.
4 Jul
Fast fashion has made buying clothes cheaper and easier. It's terrible for the environment because a lot of garments end up in the trash. But businesses are looking for ways to move towards a circular model in fashion.
29 May
In just a couple of decades, collaborations have opened up a world of possibilities for the world of fashion, with consumers now attuned to the letter X that indicates the marriage of two brands. High-profile collaborations include Prada x Raf Simons and Gucci x Balenciaga, but younger labels are also getting in on the action, as we've seen with La Draft Paris x Apnée. Commercial success is often a given, but the best fusions happen when the brands involved have a shared vision. We take a closer look.
1 May
Fifteen year-old Esohe Ozigbo is part of a group of youth that take part in community clean-ups, tree planting programs, and ''trashion shows'' in Lagos.
30 Mar
A growing number of international brands are facing a backlash in China over their support for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang Province. H&M, Nike, Adidas and Burberry are among the fashion labels to say they will no longer use cotton from the region, because of concerns about forced labour there. Allyson Stewart-Allen of International Marketing Partners says customers and employees are increasingly calling on companies to take a stand on social and environmental issues. Also in the show: traffic begins flowing through the Suez Canal after a week-long blockage.
28 Mar
They were supposed to come from Johannesburg, Brazzaville, Lagos and Abidjan but their travel plans were thwarted by the Covid-19 pandemic The eighth edition of the Lomé International Fashion Festival had to recruit models from closer to home instead, with a handful managing to travel to the Togolese capital from Ghana and Gabon. So what exactly does it mean to be a model in Africa in 2021? We hear first-hand from some of those in the industry.
24 Mar
In today’s Perspective, FRANCE 24 speaks to an activist who wants us all to cherish the clothes that we already have hanging in our wardrobes. The former fashion designer and obsessive keeper Orsola De Castro has just published a new book called “Loved Clothes Last”. Eight years ago, after the devastating textile factory disaster in Bangladesh, she co-founded the global movement “Fashion Revolution” which calls for a change within the fashion industry.

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