A report released October 17 by the non-profit advocacy organization Stand.Earth labels fashion as a filthy industry with many brands “still wearing last season’s greenwash” rather than committing to real action against the polluting processes within the supply chain.
Sharing is an intrinsic part of how we wear clothes. Lending a dress to a friend for a night out; a mother’s handbag borrowed (and not returned) for a job interview; a lover’s oversized jumper thrown on for an impromptu rainy walk - to wear someone else’s clothes, or to pass yours on to someone else, is a marker of intimacy and trust. The garment carries memories.
As the retail apocalypse drags on, it continues to claim department store chains among its victims. Barneys New York is the latest to fall, having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August. While the luxury retailer could be acquired by Authentic Brands Group this month for $271.4 million, its seven locations would reportedly be shuttered as part of the deal.