fashion

Diverse And Inclusive Enough To Protect People And Planet?

Despite all of the sustainability buzz within the fashion industry, the lack of collaboration between industry stakeholders has led to only fragmented and incremental improvements thus far. Boston Consulting Group’s pre-Covid assessment predicts industry growth of around 5% per year to 2030, meaning a continued increase in greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation at a time when drastic reductions are needed. As a result of this, in 2019, a Fashion Pact was launched during the G7 Summit by French President Emmanuel Macron and François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering. All of the pact signatories committed their businesses to science-based targets and to ensuring operational changes to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on containing global warming.    

Yesterday, 12 months after the formation of the pact, an update was delivered during Global Fashion Agenda’s CFS+ online summit, led by Paul

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beauty

5 ways the local beauty industry can be more inclusive

Women of colour are often made to feel excluded from mainstream industries, one of which is the contentious beauty industry. Just recently in South Africa, Clicks was subject to a hair-raising beauty campaign that seemed to suggest that the hair of Black women was substandard.

Currently, it’s been placed in an acceptable, agreeable arena having checked the inclusion box. Sadly, inclusion, as defined currently, isn’t inclusion at all nor has the industry been adjusted to make way for a specific woman with specific requirements.
To ensure that the local beauty industry is as inclusive as possible, here

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fashion

The Black in Fashion Council Signs 70 Brands to Its Pledge to Make the Industry More Inclusive

The Daily Beast

Lindsey Graham on Spreading Potential Russian Disinformation: It Doesn’t Matter If It’s True

Former Hillary Clinton aides, ex-intelligence officials and Senate Democrats are accusing Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe of laundering Russian disinformation before an election after Ratcliffe suggested Clinton attempted to manufacture a scandal about Russian interference in the 2016 election on behalf of President Trump.On Tuesday, Ratcliffe, a loyalist whom Trump placed atop U.S. intelligence in the spring, sent Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) a letter claiming that in late July 2016, U.S. intelligence acquired “insight” into a Russian intelligence analysis. That analysis, Ratcliffe summarized in his letter, claimed that Clinton had a plan to attack Trump by tying him to the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee. Trump, in late July 2016, had publicly called for Russia to purloin Clinton’s emails. And both U.S. intelligence and former special counsel Robert Mueller have since

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