Hundreds of Bangladesh garment workers who make clothes for Zara

Hundreds of garment workers in Bangladesh cheap sexy clothes have been sacked after demanding higher wages and launching demonstrations. More such action is expected against workers from several factories in Ashulia, a suburb near capital Dhaka, from where clothes for big Western brands such as Zara, Gap and H M are produced.

More than 1,600 workers, who were part of the protests which led to a week-long shutdown, have been terminated at dozens of factories. Tens of thousands of such garment workers took to the streets in the manufacturing hub of Ashulia demanding nearly triple their current wages – which is 5,300 taka (£54, $67) per month. The wages were last raised in November 2013.

”The number is expected to rise,” said Mostafizur Rahman, a local leader. However, the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation pegged the sacked number at about 3,500.

The protests that began when 121 workers were removed from work gradually snowballed into demonstrations seeking better wages. Bangladeshi authorities said the rallies were illegal and arrested dozens of demonstrators. One reporter who is known to extensively cover the wage problem in the industry has also been arrested by the police for ”inciting unrest”.

Several lawmakers and officials attempted to hold talks with the protesters but their efforts were in vain. The protests had led to 55 factories shutting down on 20 December despite the upcoming busy shopping season due to Christmas and New Year.

”All the factories have resumed their operations. Some 90% of the workers have joined work. Around 1,500 workers have been sacked [by the owners]. The owners have filed five cases against the unruly workers,” senior police official Nur Nabi told AFP.

This is not the first plus size shapewear  time the $30bn-worth industry – a key contributor to the Bangladeshi economy and employment – is facing serious trouble. The garment sector is often accused of poor pay and working conditions. The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in 2013 in which over 1,100 workers were killed has only intensified the outrage.

North  West’s Wildly Expensive Designer Baby Clothes Are Truly Enviable

It comes plus size womens clothes as no surprise that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter, North, has one of the most enviable wardrobes of anyone in Hollywood.

At just eight months old, North has acquired a closet full of adorable frocks from some of the biggest designers in the world — and on Monday (Feb. 10), Kardashian shared yet another round of outfits gifted to little Nori.

This haul of clothes included a grey t-shirt with Kardashian’s CR Fashion book cover silk-screened on it, courtesy of former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld, a Kenzo sweatshirt, a ”gorgeous” cream-colored dress from Oscar de la Renta, and two leopard print dresses courtesy of Roberto Cavalli.

And while designers love lavishing baby North with their designs, Kardashian admits her daughter wears clothing from everywhere. Plus, Kim K is launching her own children’s line this March.

”She wears everything. I even created a baby line, so there can be super affordable clothes for babies. It launches in March. Kids grow so fast. You need affordable clothes!,” Kardashian told a fan on her Mobio Insider account.

Robber who wore women’s clothes to steal jewellery is jailed

If you were to cheap sweat shirts choose a member of your jewellery gang to don women’s clothes to act as a decoy, Vasile Bogdan wouldn’t seem the obvious choice. Even if the stubbly boxer’s jaw didn’t give the game away, the eyebrows probably would.

And yet the 35 year old Romanian national did dress up in somewhat elaborate drag on a number of occasions to gain access to jewellery stores which were then robbed by fellow gang members, who seized a combined £600,000 of goods.

Bogdan was jailed for 10 years on Thursday for his role in the robberies.

He was caught in January this year after being chased by the owner of the final jewellery store targeted, in Bethnal Green, east London. Metropolitan police detectives then linked him to four earlier raids within two months, in all of which he had gained access to the shops by dressing up.

The spree began in November last year, when men carrying sledgehammers followed Bogdan into a store in East Ham, east London, and escaped with £60,000 of gold jewellery. There were two raids in December, one of which saw the gang take £350,000 of jewellery. After a foiled attempted robbery in Birmingham the gang carried out the raid in Bethnal Green, where Bogdan was caught. The other robbers, numbering up to 10 people, are still being hunted.

Bodgan pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery on Tuesday.

Detective Inspector Ralf Kirchel said the gang’s technique worked, which was why they repeated it. He said: ”They are clearly highly organised and put preparation and planning into each offence. We know that Bogdan came into the UK on 23 January, from Hungary. Our investigation is ongoing and does have links to other countries; we will do everything we can to track down the rest of this gang.”

a lifestyle brand on cheap sweat shirts

Drew Barrymore cheap sweat shirts just launched her own lifestyle line, available on Amazon Fashion. The new collection, Dear Drew, features apparel, jewelry, scarves, bags and hair styling tools ranging in price from 28 to 248.

Described as the actress’s ”love letter to women around the world,” Dear Drew is a cheerful mix of vibrant tops, skirts and dresses, along with whimsical scarves and jewelry that can be mixed and matched.

”We’re delighted to be teaming up Drew Barrymore to debut her new brand on Amazon Fashion,” Amazon Fashion Director Kate Dimmock said in a statement. ”Drew’s impressive career and creative energy is an inspiration, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our customers a collection that embodies her free spirited style.”

Barrymore’s carefree spirit definitely comes through in the collection’s mix of bold colors and statement prints.

Dear Drew may be a love letter to all women, but it’s also a love letter to the Big Apple. Many pieces in the collection are named after famous New York City streets, like this ‘Broadway’ top and ‘Lexington Ave’ pleated skirt.

This statement skirt, also available in silver, is printed with Claude Monet’s quote, ”I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”

With Dear Drew, Barrymore is venturing into an already crowded space. Stars turned lifestyle mavens are seemingly everywhere these days, from Reese Witherspoon and her Southern inspired Draper James line, to Ellen Degeneres and her growing home and apparel empire.

But Barrymore’s collection is fresh and unique, and her ”love letter” to women’s style definitely has something new to say.

Scroll down to see more of our favorite pieces from Dear Drew!

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MoMA Has Identified the Most Game-Changing Clothing in the World

Decades after the cheap sweat shirts Museum of Modern Art staged its first fashion exhibit, and decades before it would hold another, the architecture and design curator Paola Antonelli started a list titled “Garments That Changed the World.” They were items of clothing that Antonelli felt were crucial to the history of modern design, and which were entirely missing from MoMA’s collection when she joined the museum in 1994.

That ambitious list is the backbone of MoMA’s second fashion-centric show ever, titled “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” Opening Sunday, it brings together 111 objects from around the world that represent major cultural and political moments of the last 100 years: Levi’s 501s, Dapper Dan’s logo-laden jackets, a burkini, a white Hanes T-shirt, Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls jersey, a Mao jacket, a pair of Spanx.

“It’s not about names, it’s not about styles, it’s about objects that stand in for whole periods or whole issues,” says Antonelli.

Take, for example, a red Champion hoodie from the ’80s, which is displayed by itself against a dark wall. The text below it explains the history of the hoodie: its inception in the 1930s as a garment designed to keep athletes warm, its prevalence on college campuses of the 1950s, its popularity in the hip-hop and skate communities, its adoption by tech CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg, and its rise as a symbol of racial injustice following the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

For each item, Antonelli and her team tried to choose the ultimate stereotype: a Ralph Lauren polo, a Swatch watch, a Patagonia fleece. Then they went and found examples or images of their archetypes, the original garment that gave birth to that icon. In certain cases, MoMA commissioned “prototypes” from contemporary designers, asking them to imagine what that item might look like in the future.

In one poignant case, Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond riffed on Pierre Cardin’s Cosmos collection from 1967, which envisioned clothing for a space-age future. Jean-Raymond’s “Aquos” outfit is prepared instead for a world of rising sea levels due to global warming. The look is a wetsuit and a flotation device.

Some of the garments on display will satisfy museumgoers who want to look at beautiful clothing, like an incandescent Richard Nicoll slip dress that glows like a jellyfish and a host of little black dresses from Chanel, Versace, Rick Owens, and Dior. But many are startling in their mundanity, a theme highlighted by their simple, almost scientific presentation on mannequins and under glass displays around the spacious gallery.

With this show, it’s impossible not to compare MoMA to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which, at least in New York, has come to define the art of hosting a fashion exhibit. The Met Costume Institute’s big shows, like 2011’s “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” and 2016’s “Manus x Machina,” combine arresting haute couture with elaborate environments and a celebrity-packed opening party.

Despite its breadth, “Is Fashion Modern?” is quiet in comparison. This serves its thesis, if not its marketability. Because of the gallery’s bright lighting, some pieces set under glass are hard to photograph well, meaning they’re difficult to Instagram.

Stitch Fix, an online clothing styling service

stitch Fix Inc, cheap sweat shirt san online clothing styling service, has filed to go public.

The company is one of several that ships shoppers clothing to try on at home before they buy. With Stitch Fix, customers pay $20 to receive five clothing items. Customers can ship back whatever they don’t like or they’ll be charged for anything they keep, minus the $20 fee.

It has a lot of competition, though: Department store operator Nordstrom bought rival Trunk Club three years ago. And Amazon.com Inc. plans to launch a similar service called Prime Wardrobe. And the track record for subscription services isn’t at all clear. Shares in meal kit-delivery company Blue Apron have lost nearly half their value since they began trading on the stock market at the end of June.

Stitch Fix said in its Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday that it had nearly 2.2 million active customers in July, up 31% from the year before. It reported a loss of $594,000 in the year that ended July 29, as its expenses rose. The year before, it reported a profit of $33.2 million. Its revenue rose 34% to $977.1 million in the same period.

Founded six years ago by Katrina Lake, who is the company’s chief executive, Stitch Fix focused first on clothing for women.

Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake built one of the few successful e-commerce subscription services >>

It has since added men’s clothing and options such as plus sizes and maternity clothes. The company said it uses human stylists and data it collects from shoppers to pick out dresses, jeans or shirts the company thinks customers would buy.

Stitch Fix said it plans to raise as much as $100 million in its initial public stock offering, but that number is likely to change. It didn’t say how much it expects to sell shares for or when the IPO would happen. The San Francisco-based company said its shares would trade on the Nasdaq stock market under the stock symbol “SFIX.”

Gwyneth Paltrow says she’s over buying expensive clothing

Gwyneth Paltrow, the woman that bought us jade eggs and $125 bottles of olive oil has revealed even she thinks fashion is too expensive.

During the press preview for her own Goop Label’s latest clothing collection, Paltrow discussed the price points of high fashion, using Gucci as an example, revealing why she started Goop’s clothing line in the first place.

“This was born out of a frustration for where the price points have gotten in designer clothing. Not that I don’t love Gucci, because I love, but it is bananas. It is so expensive. I also have noticed that if I buy something super expensive, then I am scared to wear it,” W Magazine reported.

Going on to say she prefers elevated basics over designer clothes, Paltrow explained why she would take a cashmere jumper over a sequined gown any day.

“These are clothes that you buy and wear them now. They are right for the season; they are respectful to the woman—all the bottoms have some stretch and the pants have a high enough waist that it is chic and also cinches. It is meant to be versatile—for work, to running out to your kid’s soccer game, to cocktails.”

However, Paltrow’s idea of affordable basics might be a little different to yours, with Goop Label’s cheapest item a USD$195 flannel shirt. But with everything under USD$1000, the collection is certainly more affordable than your standard Gucci item.