Posts tagged "forever 21"

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 were severely injured, making it the deadliest garment factory "accident" in history. I'm putting "accident" in quotes because the fact is this tragedy…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2014

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 in The Wall Street Journal. "Fast fashion is fast food," the ad declares, listing some of the horrific side effects of our…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 10, 2014

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 fashion, AKA super cheap, trendy clothes from stores like Forever 21, Zara, H&M, and Topshop that refresh their inventory almost daily and rely…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2014

Forever 21 Cites The Philosophies Of Ayn Rand With Their “Unstoppable Muscle Tee”

When I think of Forever 21, I definitely think of ethical egoism and the Objectivist movement, not sweatshop-like labor conditions and cozy accessories starting at $2.80. You can find this "Unstoppable Muscle Tee" emblazoned with an Ayn Rand quote referring to the author's capitalist-based theory of Objectivism, the basis of which is that the…
By: Rachel Krause / October 10, 2013

Forever 21’s Batman And Catwoman Collection Has Me Conflicted

On the one hand, I’m not the hugest fan of Forever 21. As a company they’ve a history of things like (allegedly) ripping off designers and (allegedly) mistreating workers. And when I bought things from them back in my high school days they always fell apart. On the other hand: I really like that pencil skirt, and some…
By: The Mary Sue / September 30, 2013

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 the products), and getting in trouble for sweatshop-like labor conditions, you've now gone and fucked over the people who…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2013

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, with the aim of ensuring…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 24, 2013

Forever 21 In Hot Water Over Sweatshop Labor, Refuses To Release Records

Whoa boy, Forever 21 is in trouble again. And this time it's not with designers claiming the company has ripped them off. No, now the U.S. Department of Labor is peeved with the company, over their refusal to release labor records. Forevs was subpoenaed for the records on August 21, but has thu…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 27, 2012

8 Stores That Instantly Make Me Feel Old, Fat, And Grumpy

I'm a little uneasy about getting older, but it's definitely not something that's on my mind 24/7. There is one place, however, that forces me to confront the harsh passage of time more than any other, and that's the mall. Stores I once bounded into with youthful glee now turn me into a scowling curmudgeon.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 1, 2012

Forever 21 Sued — By Its Employees

Forever 21 gets sued by a lot of people, but usually it's for things like copyright infringement or stealing designers' work. The latest lawsuit is coming from inside the corporation, though. Employees Jazzreeal Jones, Jessica Ramos, Shanelle Thompson, Alyssa Elias and Tiffinee Linthicum claim that they were kept  after the ends of shifts and during…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 20, 2012

Forever 21 Rips Off (Wait For It) Kurt Cobain

Forever 21's warpath of cultural and social appropriation knows no bounds. Its latest target? The obscure '80s San Francisco punk band Flipper, whose most well-known fan was probably the late great Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. It seems ye olde Forevs has reproduced a DIY-ed Flipper T that Kurt Cobain MADE HIMSELF in its latest round…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 2, 2011

Cameltoe Gets Forever 21 Thong Removed From Facebook

Forever 21 is going all American Apparel on our asses. Literally! A quick click-through on their online lingerie section revealed some scandalous cameltoe action. When the blogger for WTForever21 posted one of the most explicit examples on her Facebook page, the content was removed shortly thereafter. No reason was cited, though the…
By: Stefanie Blejec / November 4, 2011

Forever 21 Offends With “Oriental Girl” Necklace

We've never looked up on giant retailer Forever 21 as a bastion of good taste. Cheap, mass-produced products and quick-turnaround trends, sure. But still, even we were shocked to learn that the teen shopping staple is now selling stereotype-ridden "Native American Girl" and "Oriental Girl" necklaces. What's worse, the company hass actually named the latter,…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 2, 2011

Hello Kitty Plays in the Litter Box With Forever 21

By now, you can imagine how I personally feel about Forever 21. (It's the pits.) However, I'm dutybound to inform you of the company's latest collaboration with Sanrio's very own Ms. Hello Kitty. The very low-priced collection -- every piece is below $30 bucks -- will appear in Forevs stores in November, and will surely…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 27, 2011

Soapbox: Let’s Talk About Forever 21 — And Every Other Effed Up Retailer

For the past week or so, there's been comments going back in forth in our "What Are We Wearing Today" posts about the shady nature of Forever 21. Not only has Forever 21 been cited for its poor ethics in terms of stealing independent designers' work, but it's also been called out for…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2011

Forever 21 Rips Off Indie Designer’s Print

Forever 21 just can't keep its sticky fingers off of other people's designs. Moriah Carlson and Alice Wu, the ladies behind the sustainable fashion company Feral Childe, claim that the mega clothing corporation up and stole not a shirt or dress design, but a fabric print with hidden teepees and crowns drawn into it.
By: Julie Gerstein / July 18, 2011

Forever 21 Wants To Shut Down Blogger … For Making Fun Of Forever 21

It's often the biggest companies that have the tightest reign on their public perception -- and inexpensive clothing company Forever 21 is no exception. Despite their public image of being young and fun (and, oh, totally Christian), the company is really, really up in arms over WTForever21, a funny blog that chronicles the…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 6, 2011

Forever 21 Pulls “I’m Too Pretty To Do Math” Magnet From Online Store

Way to perpetuate the myth that girls suck at math, Forever 21. The retailer pulled a dopey magnet that says "I'm too pretty to do math" after complaints. Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, who runs a media literacy non-profit for kids, posted on her Facebook page that a friend of hers complained to Forever 21…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2011

Hilarious Blog Alert: WTForever21

The white leopard-print leggings? The furry pink vest? The sequined belt? Yup, every WTF item in my closet is from Forever 21. But the store's so inexpensive, can you say no to a lime green bra and panties set covered in spikes?! (OK, I made that last one up. But they probably sell it.)…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2010

Ask The Man Panel: On The Fringe

This week, in response to a reader request to have the Man Panel review "something that normal people would actually wear," I decided to get their thoughts on this fringed shawl cardigan from Forever 21. Personally, I'm a huge fan of the current blanket sweater trend, because it's the next best thing to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 8, 2010
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