#ICYMI: Is all fur bad fur?, Uniqlo opens eco-innovation center, ASOS accused of breaching employment laws
In Case You Missed It keeps you up to date with news at the intersection of style and sustainability.
Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing has just opened an LA denim research hub allowing in-house staff and contractors to experiment with eco-friendlier processing for washing and distressing techniques. (Ecouterre)
Twelve Iranian fashion workers have been sentenced to jail for publishing fashion imagery online, convicted of “spreading prostitution” and “promoting corruption”. (BBC)
Acne Studios got into trouble after a sandal from their of their Pre-Fall 2016 collection showed to be close to identical with a charity-initiated shoe designed for poverty-stricken children in Africa. (Telegraph)
Through his home-hunted seal skin clothing and accessories, Alaskan designer Peter Paul Kawagaelg Williams fuses traditional tribal craftsmanship with fashion, bringing new light to the traceability debate and the idea that fur can be ethical. (NY Times)
ASOS has been accused of breaching employment laws put in place to prevent the exploitation of low-paid workers, after denying temporary UK warehouse workers equal pay. (Drapers)
In Case You Missed It is a regular feature helping you keep up to date with news and events at the intersection of style and sustainability.
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