Why the fashion industry keeps failing to fix labour exploitation

Four years after the Rana Plaza tragedy and there are still reports of worker exploitation in the garment industry. Shutterstock Worker exploitation is rampant in the global fashion industry, according to countless investigations, studies and reports. So why haven’t fashion brands cleaned up their acts? Even if brands want to be part of the solution (as they are frequently asked to … Read more Why the fashion industry keeps failing to fix labour exploitation

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA TRANSFORMED THE FASHION INDUSTRY FROM A DICTATORSHIP TO A DEMOCRACY

“It’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry. When in fact, you’re wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room….” -Miranda Priestly If you’ve watched The Devil Wears Prada (2006), you probably remember the moment you heard that monologue on … Read more HOW SOCIAL MEDIA TRANSFORMED THE FASHION INDUSTRY FROM A DICTATORSHIP TO A DEMOCRACY

Indian handloom industry still disorganised: Designer duo Swati and Sunaina

Designer duo Swati and Sunaina, who came together in 2007 with the aim of rediscovering the lost treasures of Indian woven textiles and offering them to a discerning audience, say the country’s handloom industry is still a very disorganised sector despite being so huge. And as it is disorganised, the precision required to meet quality standards and … Read more Indian handloom industry still disorganised: Designer duo Swati and Sunaina

Rise of Indian luggage industry: From utility to fashion accessory

In the past, consumers have always separated luggage from fashion. Luggage was a utility, not a style accessory. Today, luggage brands are working extremely hard to completely change this perception of Indian consumers. In fact, the market over the last few years has become tremendously competitive. From established brands like VIP and Samsonite – trying to compete … Read more Rise of Indian luggage industry: From utility to fashion accessory