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In Trendy World Of Fast Fashion, Styles Aren't Made To Last

When she got out of college and moved to New York, Elizabeth Cline liked to shop at vintage-clothing stores. They were the kinds of places tucked away on side streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn, where a lot of hunting and a little luck might reward you with a great, inexpensive cocktail dress that …

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The government of Uzbekistan continues to remove millions of children across the country from school and force them to pick cotton during the harvest …

6 Important Things You Didn't Know We're Running Out Of

When we talk about a shortage of "resources," most people immediately think "oil." But the only reason oil is the most famous of the dwindling …

How polyester is made - material, manufacture, making, history, used, structure, steps, product, History

Polyester<p>Background<p>Polyester is a synthetic fiber derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum. Developed in a 20th-century laboratory, polyester …

Monday Motivation: Do Won Chang, Forever 21 Founder

<i>Monday morning can feel like making a hard landing back to reality but a change of perspective may be all you need to turn the most dreaded day of</i> …

HOW I MADE IT — Do Won Chang

<b>The gig:</b> As founder and chief executive of Forever 21 Inc., Do Won "Don" Chang oversees one of the world's fastest-growing fashion retailers, with 457 stores in 15 countries. From his office near downtown Los Angeles, he oversees an army of more than 20,000 employees ringing up sales of the …

Forever 21, H&M, Zara, Uniqlo: Who’s Paying for our Cheap Clothes?

This is the first installment of a 3-article series on the dangers of “fast fashion.” Read the second edition here, and the third here.<p>My friends and …

The Secret World of Fast Fashion

14<p>SHARES<p>Over the past 15 years, the fashion industry has undergone a profound and baffling transformation. What used to be a stable three-month …

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Forever 21's Fast (and Loose) Fashion Empire

The Takashimaya store on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue was spare, exquisite, and often too quiet for its own good. It closed in June. Five months later, …

Forever 21

<b>Forever 21</b>, stylized as <b>FOREVER 21</b>, is an American fast fashion retailer headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Forever 21 began as the store …

An Even Cheaper Forever 21 Highlights Low-Cost Manufacturing

The prices at new concept store F21 Red are lower than ever. Is it possible to mass-produce $1.80 camisoles in a humane way?<p>It sounded almost satirical when Forever 21, the fast-fashion retailer known for its rock-bottom prices, announced plans for a new concept store devoted to selling its …

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10 Popular Retailers With Dark Labor Histories

Promoting a socially responsible image is one way brands try to up their cool. But do brands really sacrifice their bottom line in order to stay true to a so-called progressive image? Not so much, according to experts.<p>Almost all major apparel retailers rely on sweatshop labor in some form, Liana …

Fashion Child Labour in Cambodian Reebok & Nygard Sweatshop

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Forever 21 Under Investigation For Using 'Sweatshop-Like' Factories In Los Angeles

The leggings you just bought at Forever 21 may have more problems with them than an excess of sequins.<p>According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Forever 21 clothing is being produced in "sweatshop-like conditions" by workers in Los Angeles-area factories, the agency said in a press release on …

The Wasteful Culture of Forever 21, H&M, and 'Fast Fashion' | Economic Intelligence | US News

People walk past a Forever 21 store in New York's Times Square in 2010. U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month to the highest level since …

Buying Cheap Jewelry Could Have Deadly Consequences

Oh, we all thought we were so clever, buying cheap but cute necklaces and colorful bracelets at places like Forever 21, Target, and Claire's. Sure …

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