fast fashion

Balmain x H&M Is Here And It Is Gloriously Tacky

When Kim Kardashian – who can basically snap her fingers and have whatever outfit she wants delivered to her in record time – wants to look and feel good for a special…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Zara Gets Slapped With A $40 Million Anti-Gay And Anti-Semitic Discrimination Suit

Zara, your one-stop shop for those really cute sandals and children’s shirts that look like concentration camp uniforms, is being sued by their former corporate attorney, Ian Jack Miller. He…

Megan Reynolds |

Fashion Bloggers Go To Cambodia To Work In Sweatshops In Norwegian Reality Show

This past November, Aftenposten, the largest newspaper in Norway, produced a five-part online reality series in which three 17-year-old fashion bloggers were sent to Cambodia to live and work as…

Robyn Pennacchia |

Desperate Pleas For Help From Factory Workers Are Turning Up In Shoppers’ Clothes

A desperate note from a factory worker has been found in a pair of pants from discount retailer Primark, making even more of a case for steering clear of our

Claire Hannum |

Do You Know Who Made Your Clothes? Take An #InsideOut Picture For Fashion Revolution Day!

Today is the one year anniversary of the tragic collapse of Rana Plaza, a garment factory in Savar, Bangladesh. Over 1,100 workers died in the collapse, and more than 2,500…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Bravo! Zady Calls Out Fast Fashion Companies With A Full-Page Ad In The Wall Street Journal

Yesterday, ethical fashion collective Zady issued a battle cry against fast fashion companies like Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and Topshop in the form of a full-page, no-punches-pulled ad…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Adam Levine’s Kmart Fashion Line Includes An “Africa” T-Shirt, Jorts With Suspenders & (Sadly) No Baja Hoodies

Well, color me shocked and disappointed. Adam Levine has launched a women’s and men’s fashion line with Kmart and it is full of Coachella- and wallet-friendly items you can basically…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Compassionate Fashion: 5 Ways To Curb Your Fast Fashion Addiction

It’s been about 6 months since I vowed to overhaul my shopping habits and become a more conscious consumer.  One of my main goals was to cut back on fast…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

J.Crew Hints At Lower Prices, Follows Up With “LOL JK”

Do you guys remember when J.Crew was, well, not exactly affordable, but, like, normal people could shop there? I spend a ridiculous amount of time reminiscing about the days when…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

H&M Is Giving Textile Workers A Raise

H&M may be raising its prices, but for a reason you’ll actually love. The company is aiming to create better conditions in the factories in which their clothes are made. H&M…

Claire Hannum |

Forever 21 Cuts Full Time Employees To Avoid Paying Health Care Costs

Forever 21, you just keep getting better and better. In between lowering your prices to make them more “guilt-free” (with little thought, of course, to the workers who actually make…

Julie Gerstein |

Today In Crappy Retailers: TopShop Still Won’t Sign The Bangladesh Safety Accord

Back in April, hundreds of workers died after a building collapse at the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh. In the wake of this tragedy, the Bangladesh Safety Accord was created,…

Julie Gerstein |

H&M Announces Clothing Exchange Program

Starting in February of next year, when you bring in a bag of old clothes to H&M, the company will recycle them for you and you’ll be rewarded with a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Watch: First Look At Maison Martin Margiela For H&M

High-street and department store collaborations with luxury fashion houses are commonplace these days, what with stores announcing a new capsule collection every five minutes (or so it seems). But for…

Rachel Krause |

Target Brings Us The Designer Collaboration To End All Designer Collaborations

I’ve publicly voiced my lukewarm feelings on designer department store collaborations in the past, but this latest one may have just the right elements to make a convert out of…

Rachel Krause |

Kohl’s Ups The Designer Collab Stakes With A Little Help From Narciso Rodriguez

Designer collaborations with fast-fashion department stores make me sad. I love them in theory — my favorite big ticket aspirational brands producing clothing similar to their runway designs at a…

Rachel Krause |

Victoria’s Secret Uses Cotton Sourced By Child Laborers

Shocking: Victoria’s Secret is a house of lies! The cotton used for their underwear, which they deem on the labels as “fair trade” and “good for women, good for the…

Rachel Krause |