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?
PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 October 2018 Jessica Hill Matter Clothing directors Charlie and George Yapp (L-R) Archant = model wearing Matter ClothingAt the age of 19, Charlie Yapp was clinically depressed and unable to leave his house without experiencing major anxiety attacks. Now, after battling his demons and winning, the 24 year-old is determined to counter the ‘quest for perfection’ on social media through his new clothing brand.The first signs that something was wrong for Charlie were when, at the age of 18, he started to suffer anxiety attacks on the checkouts where he was first working, followed by episodes of passing out. “Overworking, not paying attention to my body, trying to do too much too quickly, were all adding to my poor state of mind which I didn’t even register at the time,” explained Charlie, who is a former Framlingham College student. “I was a young man who had no understanding of what was happening to me … [Read more...] about ‘Anxious’ young man who didn’t leave his bedroom for nine months turns his life around and a launches clothing brand
ENTERTAINMENT 09/05/2018 10:54 am ET "The Veep" actress is back to work and baring her soul in a new interview. By Ron Dicker Julia Louis-Dreyfus said she feels “different” after her treatment for breast cancer. “I do feel different, but I can’t quite articulate how,” the “Veep” and “Seinfeld” star told InStyle in an interview posted Tuesday. “I’ve come out the other side of this, and I’m still not exactly sure how to define the difference other than to say I’m grateful, of course, but it’s more than that. It’s bigger.” Louis-Dreyfus announced her cancer diagnosis after winning her sixth straight Emmy award in September for her “Veep” role. “Veep” production was delayed as she underwent treatment that included chemotherapy and surgery. The performer fought back with humor on social media but said she doesn’t want to dwell on … [Read more...] about Julia Louis-Dreyfus Says She Feels ‘Different’ After Breast Cancer
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