The Fashion Industry Is One of the Biggest Supporters of Modern Slavery Across the Globe

For a few years, the idea that the fashion industry was the world’s second-most polluting industry circulated constantly, repeated in endless articles and sustainability summits. While that fact has turned out to be impossible to prove, a new report suggests one that’s just as dark: The fashion supply chain funnels more money toward modern slavery than any other industry besides tech.

[Fashionista]

How Do You Really Measure The Success Of A Fashion Degree?

Every year Central Saint Martins opens its doors to the public for its degree show. The historic institution is renowned for having been the platform for trailblazing alumni including Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane. But as with all good things, it comes at a price.

[i-D]

Is Posting Selfies Motivated by Narcissism?

Selfies (photographs one takes of oneself at arm’s length, usually with a smartphone) seem to be everywhere. We see people snapping photos of themselves while out on the town, and we see our friends posting their selfies on social media. Given that sharing selfies literally involves turning the camera on oneself, many people have wondered if taking selfies is narcissistic.

[PsychologyToday]

4-Day Work Weeks Are The Future & Here’s The Proof

Everyone knows the dangers of overwork – stress, mental ill health, obesity, heart attack, a sleep deficit that carries its own associated health risks, to name a few – but often it’s unavoidable. Tech has led to an ‘always on’ work culture and many companies still value being physically present at the office ahead of productivity.

[Refinery29]

Zandra Rhodes Talks Diversity, Social Media And Shoes

It’s so funny,” Zandra Rhodes tells Vogue of how she ended up in Kurt Geiger’s autumn/winter 2018 campaign. “They were my neighbours for almost 20 years!” The brand’s factory, it transpires, was situated next to the Fashion Textile Museum, which Rhodes founded, from 2000 to 2011. The accessories giant upscaled to larger premises in Clerkenwell three years ago, but Rhodes is still fond of its footwear.

[Vogue]

These Are The 3 Bags To Invest In For AW18, According To The Net-A-Porter Gang

There are the timeless designer handbags that will always be worth investing in, ie, your Chanel boy bags, Chloe Nile cross bodys or even your Loewe puzzle bags. Then there are the classics in the making, the niche designer brands that you might not have heard of yet but are about to serve up the next IT bag.

[MarieClaire]

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Shakaila Forbes-Bell is a Fashion Psychologist and writer who has been featured in Marie Claire UK, i-D, Who What Wear, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, Fashion Bomb Daily, The Voice Newspaper, Gal-Dem, Black Matters US and more.

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