Deborah King

Rana Plaza

Have We Learned from the Rana Plaza Disaster?

On April 24, 2013, the “deadliest nondeliberate structural failure accident in modern human history” took place (Dhaka garment factory collapse, 2022). The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh remains the “deadliest garment-factory disaster in history” (Hoskins, 2013). Every year this catastrophic event reminds the world of the impacts of our fashion choices …

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Examining Fashion Week: Necessary or Nuanced

What is fashion week? Fashion week is a grandiose affair that ushers in crowds and excitement with displays of luxury, extravagance, and opulence.  This complex and star-studded affair brings together fashion designers, models, celebrities, influencers, journalists, and potential customers keen on witnessing the glamor of beautiful and artistic fashion. Fashion week is held twice a …

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What is greenwashing? Greenwashing is deliberately embellishing or lying about the environmental benefits of products or services without substantiated proof.  Companies that use greenwashing tactics are hoping to appeal to eco-conscious consumers to attract more sales and profits.  Greenwashing occurs when there is a mismatch between what a brand says and what they do. Greenwashing …

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