H&M Is Launching a New 'Modern-day Market' Retail Chain That's Just Called 'Arket'

You can’t spell “market” without “arket,” I’d just never thought about that until today. The Business of Fashion exclusively reported on Thursday that multinational Swedish clothing company H&M is launching a new retail brand called “Arket,” I supposed because it is being pitched as a “modern-day market” (but isn’t…

M.I.A. Advocates Recycling With H&M by Dancing Atop a Pile of Magazines Headed to the Bin

World Recycle Week begins April 18, and M.I.A. has teamed up with H&M for a song, “Rewear It,” advocating recycling, as well as the general specter of climate change. In the accompanying video/advert, a selection of cool people around the world are seen to be essentially waking up to the concept of recycling, jamming…

H&M's Cambodian Garment Workers Are Only Asking for $177 per Month: Why Can't They Get It? 

Searching “feminism” on the H&M website yields a single result, a white jersey crop top with black lining that reads “Feminism: the radical notion that women are people.” H&M, the second largest clothing retailer in the world, suggests we style the piece (which costs less than $20) with biker trousers, suede sandals,…

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