Category Fashion

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Textile livelihoods under threat

by Geert De Neve **Reprinted by permission from the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme.** On the 24th of March 2020, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a complete national lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 on the subcontinent. While this brought the movements of more than 1.3 billion people to an almost immediate halt, many […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: 6-week Reflections

**We are thrilled to have completed our 6-week, 6-item ‘fashion fast’ and have raised more than £600 for the labour rights NGO, Labour Behind the Label. If you would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts, please click here – thank you!** Read about the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth weeks of our ‘fashion fast.’ by Joana Pereira When I […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 6

**We are thrilled to have completed our 6-week, 6-item ‘fashion fast’ and have raised more than £600 for the labour rights NGO, Labour Behind the Label. If you would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts, please click here – thank you!** Read about the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth weeks of our ‘fashion fast.’ by Rifka Fehr The last six […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 5

We are nearly to the end of our 6-week ‘6 items challenge.’ As eight undergraduates and one lecturer at the University of Sussex, we have committed to living in just 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks to raise money for the labour rights charity, Labour Behind the Label. Read about the first, second, third, and […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 4

We have entered the 5th week of our ‘6 items challenge.’ As eight Anthropology / International Development / International Relations / Geography undergraduates and one lecturer at the University of Sussex, we have committed to living in just 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks to raise money for the labour rights charity, Labour Behind […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 3

by Alfred Lewis **Read about the first, second, and fourth week of our ‘fashion fast.’ If you can, please donate to our efforts to raise money for the labour rights charity Labour Behind the Label.** Tadaaa… Here are my 6 items of clothing. I decided on two shirts, one puffer jacket, one pair of jeans and a pair of pyjamas. […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 2

by Amelia Yates **Read about the first, third, and fourth week of our ‘fashion fast.’ If you can, please donate to our efforts to raise money for the labour rights charity Labour Behind the Label.** Clothing is our social skin, a strategic resource for the unmaking and remaking of identities and groups. Our American and European skins are crafted […]

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Today, the 25th of March, marks the anniversary of New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 garment workers lost their lives. The fire occurred in 1911, only one year after New York’s streets saw the Uprising of the 20,000—a successful strike of the primarily Jewish immigrant women who worked in the garment sector. That strike […]

The Story of our Fashion Fast!

by Rebecca Prentice, Hannah Amey, Maeve Devers, Rifka Fehr, Olive Howland Milne, Alfred Lewis, Phoebe Marsh, Joana Pereira and Amelia Yates As eight first-year anthropology students and one lecturer at the University of Sussex, we are doing a ‘fashion fast’ between now and Easter. This means we commit to wearing only 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks, […]

A Relationship with Fashion: Thoughts from an Anthropology Student

by Silvia Irina Berástegui I arrived in Brighton 5 years ago with the dream of finding a good job and starting an autonomous life of my own. During these years, Brighton has given me lots of great friends, experiences and adventures but, most importantly, it has also changed the way I live my life and […]