You Might Have to Pay More at H&M So Workers Can Get Better Wages

Yesterday H&M announced that it may raise clothing prices in the future in order to pay better wages to some of the textile workers it employs, most of whom are the worst-paid in the world. » 12/10/13 4:40pm 12/10/13 4:40pm

What's the Solution to the World's Sweatshop Problem?

The spate of preventable industrial disasters in Bangladesh has focused the attention of the media, and many consumers, on the conditions under which our clothing is made, both in that country and in the other low-wage economies that most retailers now rely on to keep their racks filled with cheap clothing. Although… » 6/09/13 2:00pm 6/09/13 2:00pm

H&M Shows Collection On Plus-Size Model, Doesn't Make a Big Deal Of It

If you go to H&M's women's wear homepage right now, you'll see something a little unusual. The megachain is highlighting its new seasonal deliveries on its homepage — "Casual Classics," "Style Update: Black & White," "New Looks April," so much so ordinary. But then there's the "Beachwear" collection. » 4/29/13 5:00pm 4/29/13 5:00pm

How to Shop for Clothing Ethically and Sustainably (Without Spending a …

Elizabeth Cline, the author of new book Overdressed, has some advice for people who want to clothe themselves for not too much money — without contributing to the waste and supporting the lax labor standards of the global apparel industry supply chain. You know how Michael Pollan advises people concerned about their… » 7/09/12 3:30pm 7/09/12 3:30pm

H&M Wants You To Buy Its Eco-Friendly Evening Gowns

H&M's capsule collection of evening wear made from sustainable fabrics hits stores today. Amanda Seyfried, Viola Davis, and Michelle Williams have already been wearing pieces from the collection on the red carpet. Dresses made of organic cotton and hemp and recycled polyester will retail for around $60-$300, which is a… » 4/12/12 2:30pm 4/12/12 2:30pm

Slow Hand: Native American Dresses, Forever21, Kilts, And The Recession

Take a look at what you're wearing right now. Chances are it's not gonna give many clues to your personal history; for my part, Levis, American Apparel tee and a thrift store cardigan mark me as anyone working from home on a Wednesday. In this era of fast fashion, whose sartorial history doesn't go much beyond last… » 10/08/08 3:00pm 10/08/08 3:00pm

Heidi Montag Will Marry Spencer In A Style Of Her Own Design

  • "Designer" Heidi Montag to design own dress for "wedding" to "fiance" Spencer Pratt. How much cleavage will she show? [Just Jared]
  • Further evidence that Project Runway's going down the tubes: LiLo's gonna guest-judge on Lifetime. [NY Mag]
  • Dolce & Gabbana make bff Naomi "Siddhartha" Campbell their official muse. [Mail on…
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