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Some thrift shoppers have found ways to profit off their purchases by reselling the goods on sites like Poshmark and Depop. The fashion hauls are popular online and often reach an audience that’s looking for unique, retro or vintage garments. But it’s raising concerns for people who truly need thrift shopping for its affordability. 

According to a recent Vox piece, “How thrifting became problematic,” a lot of the shoppers either reselling clothes for profit or buying resale items can afford to buy new clothes, so some people say there’s a chance others could be priced out of the thrifting market. It’s difficult to gauge whether the concerns hold much weight. While

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Rory McIlroy returns to happy place as he aims to gain USPGA Championship boost

Rory McIlroy will arrive at the Wells Fargo Championship on his 32nd birthday on Tuesday hopeful that one of his favourite stamping grounds can inspire a march back up the rankings after falling to his lowest position in more than 11 years. The Northern Irishman has not been seen since last month’s Masters, where he followed his poor showing at The Players Championship with his second missed cut in three events. This inactivity has cause him to plunge another two places to 15th in the world, his worst standing since 2009, when he was a 20-year-old who was not even a member on the PGA Tour. Since then, he has spent 98 weeks at world No 1, most recently in June last year. In those 11 months after the Tour resumed from the Covid-19,

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Supermodel Jourdan Dunn hits out at the fashion industry over race pay gap

Supermodel stunner Jourdan Dunn is hitting out at the race pay gap within the modelling industry.

The 30-year-old beauty – who has fronted campaigns and walked catwalks for brands including Prada and Maybelline – says she has been paid less than white models when working on the same projects.

Jourdan has previously worked alongside fellow Births model Cara Delevingne and American model friend Karlie Kloss but says she received the least pay.

The model is now highlighting the apparent pay gap between herself and her peers – and says she is only now finding the courage to speak out after 15 years in the industry.



Jourdan Dunn has highlighted the race pay gap within the fashion industry

Speaking to the TTYA Talks podcast, Jourdan said: “Even for me now it’s just owning your voice and knowing your worth.

“I

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Fashion industry evolves, as virus forces a rethink

PARIS (AP) — The pandemic has torn a multibillion-dollar bite out of the fabric of Europe’s fashion industry, stopped runway shows and forced brands to show their designs digitally instead.

Now, amid hopes of a return to near-normality by the year’s end, the industry is asking what fashion will look like as it dusts itself off and struggles to its well-heeled feet again.

Answers vary. Some think the Fashion Week format, in use since the 1940s, will be radically rethought. Others believe Asia will consolidate its huge gains in influence. Many see brands seeking greater sustainability to court a younger clientele.

“The impact of the pandemic will be unquestionably to increase the importance and influence of Asia on fashion,” said Gildas Minvielle, economist at the Institut Francais de la Mode in Paris.

“Luxury in Europe has already rebounded but it’s only because it’s globalized, only because of Asian buyers,” Minvielle

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What the Fashion Industry Can Learn

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Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world.

In fashion, there’s normcore, there’s gorpcore, and there’s even Totoro-core. And then there’s carbon. It might be the most unlikely buzzword to pop up in the industry, but over the past few years it has been in circulation nearly as often as fashion’s other favorite C-words, “capsule” and “collaboration.” Gabriela Hearst and Gucci have held carbon-neutral runway shows, and multiple fashion brands, including Burberry and De Beers, have announced their own ambitious paths towards carbon neutrality.

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Gucci’s spring 2020 carbon-neutral show.

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One of the biggest, newest undertakings in this sphere comes from a company that is not technically in fashion—though its legendary ’80s line of merch admittedly has an eager following—namely, Apple. But Apple has the fashion industry’s attention, in that it feels as

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Here’s What It Takes For Fashion Brands To Be Sustainable. Can The Industry Be Saved?

This story was originally published on September 25, 2020.

By now, the fashion industry’s harmful effects on the environment are well-known. With natural resources being used faster than they can be renewed, and more clothing produced by brands (and thrown out by consumers) than ever before, the environmental impact of the industry, as it currently operates, is catastrophic. “In the U.S., 11 million tons of textiles go into landfills every year,” says Kristy Caylor, CEO and co-founder of For Days, a zero-waste, organic line of basics. “When these clothes decompose, they release methane which is more harmful than CO2.”

With this in mind, many fashion brands have been reconsidering their practices over the last few years. In 2015, Mara Hoffman, the founder of the eponymous fashion brand, made a turn for the sustainable. “The switch was prompted by discomfort. When I started to learn about the fashion industry’s

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