Fashion moves to the centre of activist crosshairs

Shoppers walk past an H&M store on Oxford Street in London, Britain December 15, 2018.

Fast fashion is moving into activist crosshairs. The $2.5 trillion industry’s environmental, social and governance credentials have been further battered by the pandemic. Retailers like Adidas and ASOS could be sitting ducks for activists’ intent on a greener future.

Rag traders have so far been largely sheltered from environmental activism. They shouldn’t be. At over 2 billion tonnes a year, cheap clothing production emitted 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2018, according to McKinsey, and causes 20% of water pollution. The pandemic has made

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Kerby Jean-Raymond: The Black Activist Who’s Breaking Boundaries in the Fashion World

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Remember the name Kerby Jean-Raymond, a Haitian-American fashion designer who’s rapidly becoming a household name. Best known for Pyer Moss, a clothing brand that mixes heritage and activism, Jean-Raymond rose to fame during 2016’s New York Fashion Week. It was the first year his brand was featured and he created a show that highlighted police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. By combining different mediums to tell this narrative, Pyer Moss instantly drew attention to itself.

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