Fashion has a cultural appropriation problem

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I am the founder of FOLKDAYS, a fair trade design and fashion label that works with artisan communities around the world.

Working with artisans is great, but being sensitive about cultural appropriation has to be a priority.

These articles provide a good overview on issues surrounding cultural appropriation.

Articles from 5 publishers

5 articles on this topic

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BBC

What defines cultural appropriation?

Culture
11 min read
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Refinery29

How “cultural appropriation” fears blur the line between helping & hurting indigenous creators

Culture
4 min read
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Al Jazeera

Textile hub Bangladesh revives muslin, the forgotten elite fabric

Culture
4 min read
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ABC

Dead white man's clothes: How fast fashion is turning parts of Ghana into toxic landfill

Climate
12 min read
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Verge

Mexico’s cultural appropriation ban is off to a messy start

Culture
7 min read