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Fashism: natty dressing and a history of violence

Mel Campbell December 9, 2016 5 Comments

Dress codes are techniques of controlling people by regulating their bodies. And no one knows that better than fascists.

Pacific Brands continues to unravel

Pacific Brands continues to unravel

Paddy Manning February 18, 2015 5 Comments

Clothing manufacturer Pacific Brands has posted another set of depressing figures. Can anything save the ailing Aussie icon?

Running shoes leave bloody footprints: inside Asia’s garment trade

Running shoes leave bloody footprints: inside Asia’s garment trade

Crikey May 23, 2013 3 Comments

Think Bangladesh is the only country with unsafe labour practices? Garment workers are not safe in so-called "clean" south-east Asian countries either, writes Australian Phnom Penh Post journalist Shane Worrell.

Is there blood on your T-shirt? Questions from Bangladesh’s tragedy

Is there blood on your T-shirt? Questions from Bangladesh’s tragedy

Crikey April 30, 2013 12 Comments

Hundreds of low-paid garment workers are dead after a factory collapse in Bangladesh. It's about time wealthy consumers in Western countries faced up to why their clothes are so cheap, argues Michele O'Neil, national secretary of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia.

The strange case of the national delusion on cost of living

The strange case of the national delusion on cost of living

Bernard Keane February 7, 2013 29 Comments

Polling has found many people think the cost of living is soaring -- when in fact it's not. Crikey investigates which purchases we're particularly deluded about.