THE Spice Girls said they are “deeply shocked and appalled” after it emerged workers making their t-shirts for Comic Relief were paid just 35p an hour. T-shirts with the message ‘#IWannaBeASpiceGirl’ on the front and ‘gender justice’ on the back were made at a factory in Bangladesh by employees working 16 hour shifts, it was reported. Money from sales of the £19.40 t-shirts will be donated to Comic Relief’s fund to help “champion equality for women”. Other celebrities have been spotted wearing the garments, including Jessie J, Holly Willoughby, Sam Smith and Jessica Ennis-Hill. The t-shirts were commissioned and designed by the band with £11.60 going to the charity. But one Interstoff Apparels employee told The Guardian “we work in inhuman conditions”. Other allegations made by workers include managers using abusive language and being forced to hit impossible targets. As to be expected, they are deeply … [Read more...] about Spice Girls ‘shocked and appalled’ as it emerges their ‘gender justice’ Comic Relief t-shirts are made at 35p-an-hour sweatshop
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Long before there were pink protest hats, or “Notorious RBG” T-shirts celebrating Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, women on both sides of the Atlantic were making fashion statements about feminism. On Dec. 5, 1908, at Royal Albert Hall in London, David Lloyd George gave a speech that went on for more than two hours. As he wound down, it became clear that the Lloyd George — a top official in Britain’s ruling party and later the prime minister — was not going to address one of the most pressing issues of the time: Women’s suffrage. A cry went up: “We want deeds, not words!” Helen Ogston, a 25-year-old Scottish woman wearing the green, violet, and white sash of the suffragettes around her shoulders, flowers in her hair, stood up and excoriated Lloyd George. As Royal Albert Hall guards approached, she pulled out a dog whip and began hitting the men. They dragged her from the stalls; one of them, she said later, pushed the lit end of … [Read more...] about Is feminist fashion helping women?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Janelle Nanos Globe Staff August 07, 2018 Every Monday, new employees stream up the escalators of Wayfair’s Copley Place headquarters for orientation. On a mid-July Monday, the class of hires had hit 205, a record for the online seller of home goods. Row after row of mostly bright-faced twentysomethings, fresh with degrees in computer science or marketing, seemed to stretch on endlessly, as if they were caught between mirrored walls.Throughout the day a parade of executives would indoctrinate them in Wayfair’s customer-service ethos: They would be “innovating better together,” become “fast fixers and builders” and “manager-doers,” and help customers better “envision the spaces where they live their lives.” It was high-minded rhetoric for a company that sells couches, lamps, cat condos, … [Read more...] about Furniture wars: Booming Wayfair charts a course to dominate online sales of home goods
Getty ImagesKevin Schafer It’s the day you’ve been waiting for: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts…now!And while the high-end department store has other sales throughout the year, this is the one that you’ll get your hands on new summer staples and pre-season fall goodies to stock your closet before the first pumpkin spice latte can even hit your lips. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The Anniversary sale has been legendary for decades (the first was in the '60s!) and has only been getting bigger. This year, the sale goes from July 20 and ends on August 5. Oh, and if you really want, you can just buy it all online and then pick up in store—or curbside (just pull up and they’ll give you all your bags) for the ultimate in convenience. If you miss it, you’ll have to wait until Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly sale, which goes on in the spring and fall. (They also have three other seasonal sales throughout the year. This is why we love … [Read more...] about All The Amazing Deals You Can Get At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale This Year
SICK Russian firms are mocking Britain over the Novichok nerve agent which was blamed for the death of mum-of-three Dawn Sturgess yesterday. They are using the deadly substance's name to flog everything from T-shirts and coffee beans to vodka bottles. Spare Skin, the Moscow-based company behind the insensitive products, says customers who buy the £22 top can expect "the love of beautiful women". The company added: "When we posted the Novichok design, we got a huge number of negative reactions. "We thought it was a failure. But at what speed are these T-shirts are selling now." The Kremlin said it was sorry to hear of the death of Sturgess, 44, but dismissed any suggestion that Russia was involved as "quite absurd". British authorities said Sturgess died after being poisoned by the same nerve agent that struck a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. Her partner Charlie Rowley is still fighting for his life at Salisbury District Hospital after … [Read more...] about Russians mock Britain over nerve agent poisoning by using Novichok name to flog beer, coffee and T-shirts after Brit’s death