Pull Up For Change Founder Sharon Chuter’s Mission to Build an Anti-Racist Beauty Industry Is Just Getting Started

“I’m going to tell my whole damn industry to pull up.”Pull Up For Change founder Sharon Chuter.Photo: Courtesy of Sharon ChuterFor the past few years, the beauty industry has been abuzz with talk of ‘transparency’ when it comes to ingredients and supply chains and ‘inclusivity’ when it comes to shade ranges. But what if brands […]

Mushrooms Are Becoming a Wonderfully Weird Micro-Trend in Fashion and Wellness

It’s been 60 years since the world first watched a band of button mushrooms grand-jeté across projection screens in “Fantasia.” There is a lot to unpack about the film more generally, and its “mushroom dance” scene alone remains in the canon of successful character animation. The seven fungi have no dialogue and possess no limbs […]

Online Resale Appears to Be Pandemic-Proof

Thredup believes the Covid-19 crisis has accelerated the consumer shift towards secondhand e-commerce.Photo: Courtesy of ThredupOne of the biggest stories to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic is the devastation of retail — especially of businesses that relied on brick-and-mortar sales, many of which have declared bankruptcy or shuttered altogether due (at least in part) […]

People Are Apparently Buying a Lot of Fine Jewelry to Wear With Their Sweats

Does it all boil down to jewelry being a safe investment? Its ability to spark joy? Connell’s chain?Photo: Courtesy of The Last LineShopping behavior during this worldwide pandemic has been an interesting thing to observe. Obviously, categories like athleisure and household items have seen a surge in demand, but people are also evidently buying more […]

The Professionals Whose Job It Is to Wear Your Clothes Before You Do

Emilie Pellerin spent last November in a small market town called Shigu, situated in the remote foothills of the Himalayas in China. While less than 50 miles northwest of one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, the Old Town of Lijiang, Shigu is quite secluded. But it’s also a rock climber’s Shangri-la, with its mossy limestone cliffs […]

Condé Nast Announces Commitment to Become Carbon Neutral By 2030

The company is also launching a sustainable fashion glossary. But what do these commitments actually mean?Photo: Getty ImagesCondé Nast, the publisher behind Vogue, GQ, The New Yorker and more, announced on Wednesday its commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.“The credibility of our environmental journalism depends on our willingness as a company to improve our own […]

Moving Forward, What Does Wholesale Buying Look Like for Fashion?

There’s an entire behind-the-scenes ecosystem around the buying and selling of fashion that relies heavily on travel and face-to-face meetings, two things that won’t be considered safe until…well, who knows?Lisa Aiken at London Fashion Week spring/summer 2020.Photo: Courtesy of Sandra SemburgThere’s been a lot of discussion around what future fashion weeks are going to look like, […]

All the Fashion and Beauty Brand Closures and Bankruptcies Caused by the Pandemic

In many cases, trouble was brewing before Covid-19 hit.Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesAs we’re all now well aware, the Covid-19 pandemic has been particularly tough on the fashion industry, with sales down across the board. And given that many companies — especially those with more traditional business models — were already struggling to adapt to a […]