#ICYMI: spider silk sneakers, designers ditching Melania Trump and a dead mouse sewn into Zara dress
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Investigations into independent Californian garment factories have found workers making clothes for Forever21 at a rate of $4 per hour, and flaws in the system which shield the retailer from any legal responsibility. (Cosmopolitan)
In protest of the Trump administration, designer Sophie Theallet (who made clothes for and inspired by Michelle Obama) urges her clothes making peers to refuse to dress First Lady Melania. (Refinery29)
Following their ventures into ocean waste and recycled plastic, Adidas has just revealed their first performance shoe made from 100% biodegradable, artificial spider silk. (Ecouterre)
An American woman found the body of a dead mouse sewn into the hem of a dress she bought from Zara, raising questions about the working conditions down the retailer’s supply chain. (Dazed)
At least 13 workers died in a leather factory workshop fire in New Delhi and eight more were critically injured, suggesting that garment worker safety still has a long way to go. (Reuters)
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