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“We must make ourselves look at the closet,” says the official in Spain of the international network Dignitex, warning that, with our patterns of consumption of clothing, Western societies are accomplices of labor exploitation and environmental pollution in the rest of the world.
Last week, a 14-year-old model from Perm, Russia, died while on a three-month assignment in China, setting off questions and a burst of unverified information regarding the circumstances of her death. Continue reading “Russian Authorities Investigate 14-Year-Old Model’s Death”
With an exemplary ruling the Federal Chamber of Cassation sentenced the textile entrepreneur Rina Ruíz Cerrón to five years in prison for reducing the servitude of a dozen Peruvian citizens, one of them disabled. Continue reading “They just lacked the shackles”
DIGNItex works for decent jobs in garment industry
A woman is weaving between red fabrics in Plaza Callao in Madrid. At his feet, dummies lying on the floor. It is a human sculpture that represents the precariousness of the working conditions of the textile industry.
At the same time, the ‘Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid’ (MBFWM) takes place at the Feria de Madrid (IFEMA), 40 minutes by metro and 20 minutes by car. It started this Thursday and is its 66th edition. There, the main fashion brands, in 47 fashion shows, will present until Tuesday their new collections for the Fall-Winter 2017 season. Continue reading “Dignitex claims over the other side of the story of fashion facing the Fashion Week Madrid”