“Made in the USA” Doesn’t Mean What It Should

I spent this week nose deep in frustrating research, documentaries, and emotional anecdotes. You know, fun. I’ve enrolled in a three week course administered by the University of Exeter and Fashion Revolution though Future Learn about the highly complex and often morally vacuous fashion supply chain. At the heart of the class is the question […]

The Essential Sustainable Fashion Guide — Part 3: A Story of Fabric

The clothing industry is bad for the planet and the people on it in its current iteration. In the first two installments of this series, I explore the supply chain of fast fashion and why we’re so drawn to it. The methods of harvesting fiber and processing it to create the final textiles that make […]

I Was Skeptical, but Thinx Underwear Works

Even though 51% of the world’s population menstruates, it’s a taboo that some don’t even fully understand. Meanwhile, feminine hygiene products are taxed as if they were luxury goods and the industry creates literal tons of waste each year. The culture facilitates the continuation of these problems, and women around the world are unnecessarily spending […]

Fashion as a Facet of Strategic Communication Theory

  Fashion isn’t just clothing anymore; with each season come new designs that challenge social norms, political ideology, and the extent that one can express a persona through woven fabric. Old guard critics contest that fashion should be recognized as art and collectors defend traditional definitions against a new  wave of openness and appreciation for design […]