Fashion’s Push for #MeToo is Ignoring a Significant Number of Women
25 On-Trend Shoes to Shop at Zara Immediately.” “Gigi Hadid Rocked a Cute AF Sweater From H&M and You Need It.” “These Zara pearl biker boots are what your January needs.” “Forever 21’s new Riley Rose beauty stores have everything you need.” “H&M's stylish, eco-friendly sport collection is out!” “Zara's Winter Sale Is Finally Here!”
These are a few of the recent headlines from mainstream fashion publications. Coupled with striking street style photos and click-garnering celebrities, they all promote fast fashion. This an interesting – and perplexing – approach in the current climate if you think about it, and one that is worthy of discussion.
At a time when women-centric activism is at a high, the feminist movement continues to gain steam, particularly in the U.S., and hordes of women are speaking out in an attempt to help rid workplaces of the rampant culture of sexual harassment and other abuses, the fact that the fashion media continues to overlook the women in the supply chain – particularly in connection with fast fashion (the focus here is fast fashion, as this is the segment of the market where abuses are unequivocally the most frequent) – is problematic.