Report: Lanvin Employees Seek Labor Help After Being Iced Out by Management

Since beloved Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz was ousted last week, employees at the French design house have been demanding accountability from its owner, Shaw-Lan Wang. Today, though, WWD reports that their requests have been denied by management, and communications have devolved so far that a labor inspector… »11/04/15 12:20pm11/04/15 12:20pm


The True Cost Trailer Shows the Human Toll of Fast Fashion

Conscious clothing consumers know about the human rights issues that fast fashion poses—those cheap, trendy t-shirts everyone cops at retail chains were most likely made by mostly-women garment workers doing their jobs in terrible conditions for astonishingly little pay. The fires and building collapse at factories in… »5/20/15 1:30pm5/20/15 1:30pm

Tommy Hilfiger Pledges $1 Million After Factory Fire Kills 29

Nearly 500 Bangladeshi garment workers have been burned to death in preventable fires in the last five years. Among the worst industrial disasters there in recent years: 84 garment workers — mostly young girls — died in a blaze inside a locked factory in February of 2006. Twenty-one people died at a factory that… »3/21/12 6:15pm3/21/12 6:15pm

In Marc Jacobs' World, Runway Modeling Is Just Like Being in a Peanut Butter Commercial

Marc Jacobs still doesn't get why it's not appropriate for 14-year-olds to be working essentially full-time as fashion models. "You have child actors and children who model for catalogs," the designer tells Time. "What's the difference between doing a commercial for peanut butter and being on a runway?" An interesting… »3/09/12 11:50am3/09/12 11:50am