Support the LGBTQ+ Community All PRIDE Month Long by Shopping from These Brands

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Photo credit: Happy Socks x The Phluid Project
Photo credit: Happy Socks x The Phluid Project

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Between the two global pandemics of coronavirus and the unjust murders of black people by police brutality, we’re brought together this June to celebrate the true meaning of PRIDE month: to celebrate the strides our LGBTQ+ community has made for a more inclusive environment, and to band together to fight against the tumultuous bigotry that still plagues our society.

To say the Black Lives Matter movement has nothing to do with PRIDE month, or the LGBTQ+ community in general, is factually wrong: Some of the most pivotal moments in LGBTQ+ history, such as the Stonewall Inn protests, were led largely by POC queer and trans folk.

So, this year we’re going beyond rainbows and glitter to show our support, and we’re asking you to do the same. The following brands have made a commitment this month to

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What Emma Watson did next, from child star to fashion sustainability czar

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Watson promoting Little Women in December 2019 - Patrick McMullen
Watson promoting Little Women in December 2019 – Patrick McMullen

Congratulations are due to Emma Watson on her new side hustle. The activist and Little Women star is the newest appointee to Kering’s board of directors. She’ll chair the luxury conglomerate’s sustainability committee, guiding conversations that will affect Kering brands including Gucci, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta. 

Watson is one of three new appointees; the others are Jean Liu, president of Didi Chuxing, often described as China’s Uber; and Tidjane Thiam, a former Credit Suisse boss.

“Their respective knowledge and competences, and the multiplicity of their backgrounds and perspectives will be invaluable additions to Kering’s Board of Directors,” François-Henri Pinault, Kering chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “The collective intelligence that comes from diverse points of view and the richness of different experiences are crucial to the future of our organization. I am proud to add such impressive

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Busy Shopping Scenes Only Part of the Picture

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Monday saw throngs of shoppers in England’s high streets, but it’s a stark reality from the distant supply chain workers and factory owners — many still holding out for payment from those same retailers, perhaps on declining hopes.

With stores permitted to reopen on Monday, lines gathered in locations like Oxford Circus outside Apple, Nike, Cos, Kiko and Zara. In another part of town, Westfield London in Hammersmith, teenagers sipped iced drinks and Primark bags, lounging in the sun.

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Eager for sales and anything that didn’t resemble the confines of their living rooms, H&M, Zara, Apple and the clearance stalls at Foot Locker also drew pools of shoppers.

Despite Western retailers sliding up their gates and opening doors to shoppers, things are far from “normal” for apparel manufacturers in Bangladesh, which attributes 80 percent of its exports to the sector.

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Farfetch Introduces Fashion Footprint Tool

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LONDON — Farfetch is forging ahead with its sustainability commitments and introducing a “fashion footprint” tool to help customers better understand the environmental impact of their purchases — and to highlight the benefits of buying pre-owned. The aim is to ensure that sustainability remains top-of-mind for the consumer.

The introduction of the online tool, which will allow consumers to see the impact of specific materials in their purchases and the savings they are making if they choose to buy secondhand merchandise, was informed by a report examining the pre-owned market that was published by Farfetch in partnership with the London Waste and Recycling Board.

The report looks at the growth of the pre-owned market in the U.K., the U.S. and China., key consumer behaviors, as well as “displacement rates,” or the extent to which shopping pre-owned reduces the demand for new-season items.

“The

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