The disgraced former American Apparel founder is back with a new venture
On our minds is Dov Charney and the new brand he is reportedly launching. The unconventional founder, who made his and American Apparel’s name espousing a highly-sexualised aesthetic, was made redundant from the brand after years of accusations for sexual, immigration and copyright misconduct. Charney is nevertheless still banging the ethical drum with his latest venture, stating that outsourcing results in overproduction and that poor, uncontrollable working conditions are ‘unfashionable’. About his new endeavour, he says the main focus is to get the product right, to get creative employees more involved in manufacturing and educate the workers to improve quality and productivity. Read an exclusive interview with Business of Fashion here.
Current Obsession: Jeweler Sofia Eriksson’s Stainless Steel Exam Project
For her master's exam project, Stockholm-based jeweler and crafts student Sofia Eriksson created a small collection of stainless steel jewelry. We got all the details.
My Laura Lombardi Hoops
Laura Lombardi makes the perfect hoops and sees her work as an exercise in sustainability.
Elin Larsson's Quick Recap of the Most Important Fashion Sustainability Event of the Year
Elin Larsson, Sustainability Director at Filippa K, visited Copenhagen last week to discuss sustainability in fashion with top stakeholders from all over the world. Here, she shares her most important insights.
Brand to Watch: TOME
When talking about ethical fashion brand TOME, words like ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusiveness’ are likely to come up.