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Afghan women wait to receive food rations distributed by a Saudi aid group, in Kabul on April 25. On Saturday, Afghan Taliban leaders ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public. Ebrahim Noroozi | PA

Updated May 7, 2022 3:43 PM ET

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Taliban officials have announced that women and girls should stay home and, if they venture outside, cover themselves in loose clothing that only reveals their eyes — preferably, a burqa.

Restrictions on women’s movement and clothing are the toughest announced by the Taliban since they came to power in August. This suggested the growing dominance of the group’s hardline leaders, who appear to be behind the prolonged ban on most women and girls from attending secondary school.

Saturday’s announcement seemed to confirm the fears of many Afghans that the Taliban will remain unchanged after two decades without power. When the Taliban last ruled – from 1996 to 2001 – they also imposed severe restrictions on women’s dress and movement, and kept most girls out of school.

The news was greeted with dismay by some Afghan women.

“So much pain and sorrow for the women of my country, my heart is exploding,” tweeted Shaharzad Akbarthe former head of a major Afghan human rights group, who now lives in exile.

Rules would mean punishment for a woman’s male guardian

The directive on the dress of pubescent women and girls came from the Taliban’s Acting Minister for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, a known hardliner, Khaled Hanafi.

“We want our sisters to live in dignity and security,” he said.

However, it was not clear what – if any – legislative steps the directive still needed to go through to be implemented. Afghanistan’s state-run Bakhtar News Agency described it as a bill that had been “endorsed and implemented” by Taliban Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada.

“This is just one more step towards the dominance of these truly backward and out of touch elements of the Taliban,” he said. Ashley Jacksonthe co-director of the Center for the Study of Armed Groups based in Kenya, where she focuses on the Taliban.

“I think it also symbolizes the ascendancy of that base in Virtue Ministry, which in the 1990s played an equally outsized role.”

The Bakhtar news agency said the rules would be implemented gradually, through preaching and persuasion at first, then with penalties.

It is not the woman who will be punished, but her male guardians. Her brother, father, husband, or son will be responsible for enforcing the rules, and they will be held accountable if she defies them. The penalties would range from several days in jail to be fired from their jobs.

This turns Afghan women into minors in the eyes of Taliban officials, said Heather Barre from Human Rights Watch.

“The Taliban is really taking a very big step in terms of removing the autonomy that is still left to women and girls,” she said.

“They’re creating a situation where it’s not even up to the women and girls themselves to decide whether they’re going to stand up to the Taliban on this, what kinds of risks they’re willing to take with their security because those are the male family members who are at risk, not them.”

Rules could affect Taliban’s quest for international recognition

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan condemned the directive, saying it “contradicts numerous assurances” that the Taliban would respect the human rights of Afghan women and girls over the past decade.

“These assurances were repeated after the Taliban took power in August 2021, that women would benefit from their rights, whether in work, education or society in general.”

It also complicates the Taliban’s efforts to gain international recognition – even if it makes it more difficult for the international community to work with the Taliban to alleviate a humanitarian crisis across the country.

The UN estimates that 93% of all Afghans do not have enough to eat and just over 8 million are at risk of starvation.

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Many Afghan women feared that day would come. Today, the Taliban announced that women must veil themselves in public, ie wear loose clothing and cover their face except for their eyes. They gave them two choices – wear a burqa or a long loose dress and a face covering. NPR’s Diaa Hadid is online with us to tell us more. She covers Afghanistan from her base in neighboring Pakistan, and she is with us now.

DIAA HADID, BYLINE: Hello, Michel.

MARTIN: So tell us how it happened.

HAID: It’s true. Well, an announcement was made at a press conference held today by a particularly intransigent ministry. He has a long name. Bear with me. It is the ministry of spreading virtue and preventing vice. It is the ministry that guarantees public adherence to the Taliban interpretation of Islamic law.

MARTIN: And what are the new rules?

HADID: Well, women are told to stay home. If they have to leave their home for any reason, they must wear a burqa. It’s that all-encompassing dress with the mesh face covering. Or they can wear a long dress, a scarf and a face veil. Above all, it is her male guardian. It is the male guardian of an Afghan woman who will be punished if she defies these rules.

MARTIN: You know, I remember a lot of people thought the Taliban would do this from day one, but they didn’t. I wonder if you could talk a bit more about that.

HAID: No. Yeah – because in fact the Taliban had been walking relatively lightly on the issue of women’s clothing for months. And the reasoning was that they didn’t want to turn the Afghans against them by suddenly imposing all these harsh rules. But, you know, also to be clear, Afghan women dress predominantly conservatively. And so it’s really in urban areas like Kabul, where the more liberal women and girls wear slacks, long shirts and headscarves – they’re the ones who will notice the difference.

MARTIN: So why now?

HADID: That’s a big question, and there might be pressure from the Taliban base. You know, those fighters might want to see those rules put in place. After all, why did they fight for two decades against a Western-backed government they considered un-Islamic? It could be that the hardliners within the Taliban leadership are showing their muscles. They have come under a lot of pressure lately from moderates within the movement because it was the extremists who were behind the ban on girls attending secondary school – and a reminder that this ban is still in effect for most Afghan girls.

MARTIN: I wonder, how will this actually work in real life? Similarly, are women doctors, women who – performing vital functions in society, few in number today, now all expected to stay at home?

HADID: Well, working women can probably still work. If they haven’t been fired from their jobs by the Taliban, you know, until now, they’ll probably still be able to go out and work, but they’ll have to cover up. What this effectively does is it really restricts the movements of most Afghan women because when the Taliban says a woman should stay home, it’s really up to a local commander to decide how he’s doing interpret that. A woman’s movements could be more micro-policed. She could be further harassed if she tries to leave the house.

Furthermore, it deprives women of their legal right to be an adult. When the Taliban say that a male guardian will be punished for this, what they are doing is reducing a woman to the status of a minor in the eyes of their laws because she is not being punished for it. It is her male guardian who could be punished by being imprisoned or even losing his job.

MARTIN: I understand it just happened, but how has the international community reacted so far?

HADID: Well, the European Union representative for Afghanistan has already condemned that. The UN has just issued a statement saying that this directive contradicts numerous assurances given to them by the Taliban. What it really does, however, is further complicate relations between the Taliban and the international community. They sought legitimacy. They were looking for trade. They want open borders with other countries. It’s really hard to see how this will evolve.

MARTIN: It was Diaa Hadid from NPR. Dia, thank you very much.

HADID: You’re welcome, Michel. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

The Met Gala exhibit will include clothes worn by Washington, Lincoln https://fewandfar.net/the-met-gala-exhibit-will-include-clothes-worn-by-washington-lincoln/ Mon, 02 May 2022 23:14:00 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/the-met-gala-exhibit-will-include-clothes-worn-by-washington-lincoln/

Every year, society’s elite show off their fashion prowess at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s prestigious Costume Institute Gala⁠—and this year, a few founding fathers will be among them.

This year’s gala theme, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” or “Gilded Glamour,” pays homage to the second volume of the Costume Institute exhibit, the first part of which opened in September. The full display will feature looks worn by the nation’s most notable leaders, including former Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Entering the exhibit’s American vintage rooms, elite party-goers will come across a coat that some say Washington wore during his inauguration, as well as a Brooks Brothers-designed coat that Lincoln wore when he was inaugurated. ‘he was murdered, which is only partially intact, according to Vogue.

The pieces serve to showcase the realities of fashion across the country’s history, though some fall far short of the fantastical imagery the Met Gala has become associated with.

This year, the gala returned to its traditional date of the first Monday in May after being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 installation of the classic New York event, to celebrate the opening of the first part of the exhibition, took place in September due to a coronavirus-related postponement.

Around 600 guests will attend Monday night’s festivities, co-chaired by Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

More Than Vintage: vintage clothing store and cafe built by students, for students https://fewandfar.net/more-than-vintage-vintage-clothing-store-and-cafe-built-by-students-for-students/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 16:08:11 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/more-than-vintage-vintage-clothing-store-and-cafe-built-by-students-for-students/

The education of Azor and Hurley

Azor moved frequently, from growing up in Philadelphia to Detroit to live with his aunt and then to Macomb County before his freshman year of high school. However, he was soon kicked out of his aunt’s house.

“I was basically a normal kid, okay, but they would just think I was acting,” Azor said.

She decided to bring Azor back over the summer, but then he was kicked out of the house again. However, a friend of his invited Azor to their house and he lived with them from ninth grade until he was 18.

“They didn’t adopt me, but they were my guardians,” Azor said. “I call them my mom and dad, he’s my brother, and they basically welcome me now.”

Hurley grew up in metro Detroit and was fascinated by sneaker culture and streetwear. Only starting out in college, he started a clothing and shoe resale business while frequently selling at sneaker conventions.

Azor always knew he had an entrepreneurial spirit growing up. After writing “Find Your Mind,” a motivational book, after a trip to California in the summer of 2021, the writing process inspired him to pursue More Than Vintage, or MTV.

The two attended the same high school but weren’t close until the end of their freshman year, when they were both elected student section heads.

“Me and (Noah) ended up coming here together, and we’ve literally been best friends ever since,” Azor said.


Beginning of the phases through a stranger and courage

Initially, Azor envisioned a cozy cafe, coming from his childhood when he struggled to find a place for it. However, Azor also knew he had a passion for art and fashion.

“We’re living in the next generation right now; why not make it more innovative? Azor said. “Let’s combine the two. No one has ever seen this before.

As he sat in his car on Nov. 15, 2021, Azor envisioned MTV’s goal of being a hybrid coffee shop and vintage store to feed morning sips and fashion pieces to all MSU students. .

“Since I had this idea, it was like school, and in my free time I was looking for how could I get into this place, and it was like that literally every day,” said Azor. “Hours upon hours upon hours trying to get money, talking to investors, talking to banks.”

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When Azor pitched the idea to Hurley, he backed it up and has always been on Azor’s side from the start.

“Knowing Lou, I know who he is as a person, and if anyone could do that, it would be Lou,” Hurley said. ” He is motivated. He has that entrepreneurial spirit. He is able. … When I heard it with Lou, I was like, ‘Okay, it’s Louis,’ so I knew it was for real.

Driving past Division Street in downtown East Lansing last December, Azor noticed the spot and started making calls. Although he toured other potential locations, he decided the Division Street location was within walking distance of campus and priced admirable.

“My subconscious was literally like, ‘Man, you know you’re going to regret not doing this,'” Azor said. “And I know I would have done it already if I hadn’t because everything is going much faster according to plan.”

Reimbursing MTV expenses as two sophomores in college was a big question for them. Azor says he was constantly showing up and praying to God for the right way to start building the store.

“It was kind of like, ‘Okay, I leave it all up to you and you can work this out for me, and I trust you and believe in you, like right now,'” Azor said.

However, a chance binding on a Philadelphia hat that Azor wore at Foster Coffee Company served that purpose.

A man approached him at the cafe and they continued to talk for two hours. Azor began to learn more about him, attended the church he leads, went out to dinner, and introduced him to the idea of ​​MTV.

Eventually, he gained Azor’s trust to start MTV and gave him money to start the project.

“If he wasn’t in my life, I wouldn’t have done this,” Azor said. “He really gave me this seed, ‘You know who you are. You can literally do it. God’s telling you that.’”


The Progression of MTV and Community Values

After purchasing the property, Azor and Hurley expressed how quickly the past few months have progressed for the store.

“Since we really have the keys, it’s kind of like we’re ready, like what’s coming next,” Hurley said. “Tick things off the list, go ahead, carry a–.”

Azor also credits Hurley with constantly nurturing his dreams of building MTV.

“If I didn’t have that, I wouldn’t have done it at all,” Azor said. “He’s the only person I could talk to, like being open-minded and logical about things. … It’s fate right now.

Overall, Azor says he lives and maintains constant faith in God’s actions.

Although Azor and Hurley started MTV amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they didn’t experience many setbacks except for rising coffee prices. There were occasional obstacles, but the two didn’t let the difficulties hold up their progress.

“You just have to take them head-on, go through them,” Hurley said. “If there were no obstacles, everyone would do it.”

Azor acknowledges the bumps, but credits their “next-gen innovation” to the overwhelming community of students that has been built around them.

“An important thing for us is to be inclusive with the rest of the community and everyone,” Hurley said. “We want to be welcoming. Everyone is allowed here. I want people to feel comfortable here, to feel at home almost in a way.


Moving forward with MTV and their hope to inspire

The two are looking forward to the big opening day, but more specifically next fall with plans for a full barista-café bar.

“It’s been a long way to go so far,” Hurley said. “It’s really not the start until that day. Having everyone there, bringing everyone together to experience it with us. Just knowing that it’s not the first step, but a big checkpoint, like the take-off point. It’s just the beginning.”

Although the two plan to continue as college students for the next two years, MTV aspires to expand to the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus next.

“The opportunities (are) limitless with what we intend to do,” Azor said. “We wait and see. We might be very surprised at what will happen.

Hurley hopes MTV can inspire the younger generation and encourage them to pursue their brilliant ideas.

“One of the biggest things that just gets overlooked is confidence,” Hurley said. “A lot of people don’t have or don’t have the ability to pull the trigger or do it and tell themselves I’m going to do it. That leap of faith is really scary, and that’s what deters people do it most of the time.

“At the same time, you have to make sure you love what you want to do,” Azor added. “You absolutely have to know. I cried for that. I literally cried being in this building. … It gets you to the point where you’re up all night doing research, doing your homework for it. This is how it will be because you have to believe in yourself at this point. It’s not easy at all, it’s not easy at all, but it can be done if you think about it and believe it. It’s that simple.”

Azor and Hurley are inviting all students who also sell clothes to be listed on MTV, including MSU Vintage, owned by ad management manager Jared Perlin. They will also make a buy-sell of sneakers or other products.

“It’s a place designed for people, for people,” Hurley said. “A lot of people’s intentions are just dollar signs behind it, but with more here, it actually provides goods and things that people want.”

MTV’s opening day is Friday, April 29 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., but will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to midnight.

To keep up with MTV updates, follow them on Instagram.


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Naruto x Jordan Collab Shares A Closer Look At Jonin Sneakers And Clothing Choices https://fewandfar.net/naruto-x-jordan-collab-shares-a-closer-look-at-jonin-sneakers-and-clothing-choices/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 04:17:00 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/naruto-x-jordan-collab-shares-a-closer-look-at-jonin-sneakers-and-clothing-choices/

Naruto teased his big collaboration with Nike earlier this month to the surprise of fans everywhere, and now the Jordan collection is showing off. After all, some first glimpses of the collection have already surfaced online. So of course you can see why fans are loving a new set of sneakers coming with some clothing choices

Earlier this week, Nike revealed some of its colors for its Zion collection. You may have seen the kicks before as fans were quick to geek them out, and it’s hard to blame them. After all, the Sage of the Sixth Path, Uchiha Madara, and Kurama were used as bases for the sneakers. However, it turns out the collection will also include a set of Air Jordans inspired by the Jonin from naruto.

As you can see above, the Jordans are colored after the Jonin uniform most often shown in naruto. The navy green color features the Hidden Leaf insignia on the back heel and its front spikes look like cuffs. The tongue of the shoe even includes the Uzumaki symbol that Naruto wears on his own uniform, so these shoes would go perfectly with Kakashi’s normal outfit.

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According to the collection details, these sneakers will cost fans US$130 when they drop. Nike has not set an official launch date for the naruto collection at this point, but it should be online before much longer. Of course, apparel will also be included in this collab, and fans will want to grab the shirts ASAP.

After all, tees are all based on naruto legends. Nike is releasing a stylized orange tracksuit similar to the one Naruto rocked back in Genin’s time. More shirts will be released based on the Sage of the Six Paths as well as Madara Uchiha. So if you dig these designs, you’ll want to start saving as soon as possible.

What do you think of this collection so far? Are there any pieces here that you are determined to catch? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.

UK’s first clothing brand created by young ex-offenders opens in Westfield https://fewandfar.net/uks-first-clothing-brand-created-by-young-ex-offenders-opens-in-westfield/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 15:18:04 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/uks-first-clothing-brand-created-by-young-ex-offenders-opens-in-westfield/
Young people released from prison receive training and mentoring to help them find long-term employment opportunities.
// Inside Out is launching a one-of-a-kind pop-up store, “Blank Canvas”, located in Westfield Stratford City
// The group received training and mentorship in areas such as screen printing and design, as well as sales and marketing.

The UK’s first range of clothing created, designed and handcrafted by young ex-offenders has opened a pop-up in Westfield Stratford City mixing fashion and employment workshops.

The new initiative is part of a prison rehabilitation program created by social enterprise Inside Out and LinkedIn.

The group of young people released from prison aged 18 to 27 are selling their new 13-piece clothing range in the store, which includes hoodies, hats, t-shirts, face masks and bags.


The ‘Blank Canvas’ pop-up, which will remain open until April 28, is designed to equip disadvantaged young people with skills in business, fashion and retail, through a mix of LinkedIn-led courses, and by selling a range of clothing designed by ex-offenders – the sales of which will support other similar projects.

The group, all of whom have struggled to find jobs, received training and mentorship in areas such as screen printing and design, as well as sales and marketing to help them pursue their wider career goals. .

The project was originally created in response to new data that highlighted the difficulties people with criminal convictions face in finding work, showing that only 44% would do so a year after their release.

Participants can also get free professional portraits and one-on-one career advice from LinkedIn Career Coaches which will be available during the pop-up on April 19, 21 and 26.

People who sign up will also learn how to create a professional LinkedIn profile and receive tips on how to grow their network.

VCCP London Executive Creative Director Matt Lloyd said: “Support networks for young offenders are already scarce, and the pandemic has unfortunately only added to this. For an ex-offender trying to build a new future, LinkedIn may not be the obvious place to start. But LinkedIn is unique in that it’s able to offer the kind of learning, guidance, and connections that might otherwise seem like a world apart.

“This Inside Out project is a wonderful opportunity for these young ex-offenders to demonstrate what is possible with a little mentorship, encouragement and belief. We hope this will help start something much bigger.

Zara Easton, Head of Brand Marketing at LinkedIn, added: “LinkedIn offers training and mentorship to help them develop their skills and find long-term employment opportunities as part of our larger ambition to create a more inclusive workforce for all. With the founders of Inside Out, we wanted to develop a campaign that brings their new beginnings to life and shows how we can help create that opportunity through the power of connections.

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Fashion finds space for inclusivity with gender-neutral clothing | Arts & Culture https://fewandfar.net/fashion-finds-space-for-inclusivity-with-gender-neutral-clothing-arts-culture/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/fashion-finds-space-for-inclusivity-with-gender-neutral-clothing-arts-culture/

Nothing flaunts self-expression quite like your wardrobe, but for people who choose not to conform to styles that reflect the gender binary, it can be difficult to find a way to feel comfortable and comfortable. to dress in a way that expresses who and what they are. they feel.

The majority of clothing brands and labels you see on the market today still classify their products as masculine or feminine, sticking to the standard heteronormative gender spectrum. This can force non-binary and genderqueer people to choose between a masculine or feminine look, and they become forced to choose a side or create their own alternative.

A study conducted by the Williams Institute, which focuses its research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy, found that more than 1.2 million LGBTQ people in the United States identify as not binaries, or about 11% of LGBTQ adults in the United States.

Thankfully, the company’s recent efforts to incentivize a more fluid acceptance of the genre across various institutions has found fashion as a place to push things forward. These four gender-neutral clothing brands are just a few examples of how the fashion world is building more inclusivity into its products.


Established in 2005 and well known for its memorable slogan, “It’s not for you – it’s for everyone”, this premium unisex line has achieved global recognition years after its inception. Libero-American fashion designer and founder of the brand, Telfar Clemens, wants to create a space where self-expression is welcome for everyone, no matter how you choose to identify yourself.

Like many asexual labels, you won’t find a filtered “men’s” or “women’s” collection anywhere – just a clothing collection designed for anyone. Telfar is known for its relatively simple and mobile flavor with distinctly cut jeans, graphic hoodies and tees, crewnecks, sweaters, sweatpants and even socks. Telfar has just about everything you could possibly need for your wardrobe, plus gorgeous monochrome handbags ready to make a statement. This brand is for those with a monotonous color preference looking for a slightly experimental twist on everyday pieces.

wild fang

In 2012, Emma McIlroy, Taralyn Thuot and Julia Parsley decided they had outgrown their corporate life at Nike, Inc. and wondered why they could never find the clothes they needed that fit. their tomboy styles. They quickly cashed in their retirement and savings accounts to build what is now Wildfang.

Initially starting out in a studio in Portland, Oregon, Wildfang was born to create a space that broke free from outdated gender norms found in fashion that limit who can dress.

Their androgynous style incorporates their signature double-breasted blazers, patterned button-down shirts, overalls, jumpsuits and jeans, all in a myriad of colors. Wildfang is for anyone who can pair workwear with a hipster office party style.

Their brand also emphasizes sustainability at every stage of the supply chain, with factories that meet certified standards for energy and water conservation and wastewater management.

Since its launch ten years ago, Wildfang has donated more than $650,000 to organizations like Q-Center, Tegan & Sara Foundation, Planned parenthood and more in hopes of making a difference in the lives of the LGBTQ+ community and other causes.


A truly one-of-a-kind streetwear-inspired fashion brand with vibrant colors and design patterns, Nicopanda was launched in 2015 from the mind of innovative designer Nicola Formichetti.

The Italian-Japanese fashion designer, editor and director – who is also widely known for his frequent collaborations with Lady Gaga – created his all-inclusive label to bring bright, eye-catching style and creativity to the industry with a unisex focus, something that’s rare to find among popular streetwear brands today.

Nicopanda reinvents all kinds of everyday pieces. The brand has dreamed up supernatural designs of graphic hoodies, leather jackets, airy skirts and dresses designed for any gender identification. They also have furry coats, metallic pants and everything in between, sprinkled with as many complementary accessories as possible.

Enriching his CV with numerous but unexpected collaborations, such as Hello Kitty, Urban outfitters, Pepsi and even Amazon, Nicopanda strives to bring a playfulness and atypical vibrancy to an androgynous wardrobe, proving that gender-neutral clothing can extend far beyond monotonous color palettes. If you are a fan of graphic and colorful contemporary Japanese streetwear brands like BAPENicopanda might pique your interest.

me and me

This London-based denim and lifestyle brand, founded by designer and creative director Jessica Gebhart, is built on an ideology of protecting people. Whether it’s environmentally harmful consumer practices or restrictive gender binary ideologies that inhibit consumers’ true style identity.

Gebhart prides herself on her fashion designs on a completely gender neutral design process. Her fashion priorities are still style and fabric quality rather than gender labels and fleeting seasonal trends. I and Me’s inventory is defined by simple yet distinct striped sweaters, cardigans, baggy jeans, denim jackets, outerwear and embroidered tees.

Disenchanted with the throwaway culture of fast fashion, Gebhart also emphasizes sustainability at the manufacturing level, using natural yarns and authentic selvedge denim designed to be functional and built to last. I and Me is for those who yearn to create a casual and comfortable outfit on a cloudy Sunday morning.

If these labels prove anything, it’s that fashion really is for everyone. And these progressive designers want to make sure. Just a quick browse through these sites might have something for you.

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Greta Van Fleet’s Josh Kiszka Apologizes For Indigenous Clothing https://fewandfar.net/greta-van-fleets-josh-kiszka-apologizes-for-indigenous-clothing/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 13:57:31 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/greta-van-fleets-josh-kiszka-apologizes-for-indigenous-clothing/

Greta Van Fleet singer Josh Kiszka has apologized to Indigenous fans for culturally appropriating clothing worn on stage.

The band’s fans had recently adopted a #SpeakUpGVF hashtag online, calling on the singer to address the issue, as well as to remove particular photos Kiszka posted in 2017 showing him wearing “copies of sacred Indigenous garments.”

Kiszka has now posted her regrets on Instagram.

“To our Indigenous fans, I see you,” he wrote. “I took the time to listen and collect my ideas. My appreciation for aboriginal culture is greater than myself. I recognize the harm ignorance can have on marginalized communities, something I would never wish to perpetuate. Hate, disrespect and prejudice of any kind are not welcome in this community. Since I became an adult, I have been able to grow and learn. This growth has not stopped and will not stop here.

Kiszka is not Native American, although he noted that the Chippewa tribe, an indigenous people with populations in the northern Midwest and Canada, “had a particularly profound impact on my life, having been exposed to their ceremonies. and customs during my early years growing up in Michigan, I made a charitable donation [to] the First Nations Development Institute to help keep Aboriginal traditions like theirs alive and healthy. If you would like to support me, please visit firstnations.org.”

Greta Van Fleet recently postponed her entire US spring tour while her guitarist, Jake Kiszka, recovered from a case of pneumonia that required hospitalization. They are now set to return to the stage on April 27, when they will open for Metallica in Santiago, Chile.

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9 of the Worst Clothing Companies for ‘Forever Chemicals’ https://fewandfar.net/9-of-the-worst-clothing-companies-for-forever-chemicals/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 20:28:36 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/9-of-the-worst-clothing-companies-for-forever-chemicals/

Trying to avoid “chemicals forever”? Then you may need to change where you buy clothes from.

According to a new dashboard from the US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and Fashion FWD.

The apparel companies have also been criticized for failing to provide “up-to-date, publicly available information on ongoing efforts to phase out these toxic chemicals”.

“PFAS” refers to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a group of more than 9,000 toxic chemicals used to impart water and grease resistant properties to consumer products, including clothing, according to the three organizations. who published the dashboard.

The groups say the chemicals don’t break down naturally, which is how they contribute to contamination. Also, in the press release, they say:

“Exposure to these chemicals, even in small amounts over time, has been linked to serious health effects, including kidney and liver disease, developmental problems, and cancer.”

The worst PFAS offenders among the apparel companies included in the scorecard — all of which earned “F” grades — are:

  1. Sports and outdoor academy (parent company of the Academy Sports and Outdoors and Magellan Outdoors brands)
  2. Capri Holdings (Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo)
  3. Columbia Sportswear (Colombia, Prana)
  4. G-III Apparel Group Ltd. (DKNY, Andrew Marc)
  5. REI
  6. Skechers
  7. Tapestry Inc. (Coach, Kate Spade)
  8. under protection
  9. Wolverine around the world (Wolverine, Merrel)

Several apparel retailers included in the scorecard also earned “F” grades:

  • Kohls
  • Nordström
  • JC Penney
  • Macy’s
  • walmart

Other big names – including Target, Costco, Nike, LL Bean and VF Corp. (parent company of North Face and Timberland) – fared little better, all earning grades in the “D” range.

In a press release, Emily Rogers of the US PIRG Education Fund recounts the harms of PFAS chemicals resulting from their use in clothing:

“PFAS contamination can occur throughout the garment manufacturing life cycle. It pollutes our waters, can be absorbed through our skin when we wear PFAS-treated clothing, ends up in landfills or incinerated and released into the air. To effectively combat PFAS contamination, apparel brands must stop using hazardous chemicals forever and replace them with safer alternatives.

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Jacqueline Jossa showed off her impressive weight loss as she poured her killer curves into her slew of brand new clothes as part of her spring collection with In The Style.

On Saturday, April 9, the former EastEnders star shared her latest spring clothing line in collaboration with the fashion giants as she proudly showed off her new wardrobe must-haves to her 3.4 million followers. on social networks.

She couldn’t help but show off her pearly whites on camera as she posed up a storm in her new clothes after working tirelessly over the past few months creating her fashion essentials.

It comes after the starlet lost more than a stone in weight last year as she proudly transformed her life thanks to her serious health kick, and it’s fair to say that all her hard work has paid off. its fruits.

Jacqueline Jossa showed off her incredible figure in her new line of clothes

The brunette beauty star was pictured wearing a beautiful white polka dot midi dress which featured milkmaid style puff sleeves and a lovely v-neckline which ended just before a chain of buttons attached to the front of the garment.

And the actress spared no expense in the glamorous photo shoot as she rocked the spring range as she posed elegantly in front of a stunning modern home which featured a striking wall of windows to the rear.

As she tried on her new sons, it’s fair to say that her golden tan shone positively through her clothes and flashed a proud smile at the camera during the sunny shoot.

The brunette beauty beamed positively in her new wardrobe staples
The brunette beauty beamed positively in her new wardrobe staples

Along with the slew of photos, the doting mom captioned her pose, “I’m so excited for this one guys, it’s been a hot minute since my last drop and this range is unreal!” [heart eyes emoji].

“My brand new @inthestyle ‘Spring on the good times’ collection launches this TUESDAY [April 12] at 7 p.m. exclusively through the app and I can honestly say I’m in love with every piece, you’ve also loved what you’ve seen so far in my DMs!

“I loved designing and photographing each piece! I’m so happy and of course it’s available in sizes 4 to 28 + sizes small and large!”

The actress revealed how she would never consider dying her hair blonde
The actress revealed how she would never consider dying her hair blonde

It comes after the TV star confessed she would be a brunette ‘until she died’ following her epic TV transformation when she took part in All Stars Musicals when she performed as none other than Princess Elsa from Frozen Disney.

Last Sunday (April 3), Jac looked almost unrecognizable as she took to the stage in a blonde wig for her standout performance on the ITV reality show.

But it seems the starlet wasn’t a fan of peroxide blonde locks as she revealed she would never consider dying her brunette locks as she insisted that blonde was not her color.

On her Instagram Stories, she joked, “All I have to say is blonde really isn’t my color. I will be brunette until the day I die.

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Below is a list of the best men’s clothing in Virginia Beach. To help you find the best men’s clothing located near you in Virginia Beach, we’ve put together our own list based on this list of rating points.

The best clothes for men in Virginia Beach:

The top rated Men’s Clothing in Virginia Beach, VA are:

  • Dan Ryan’s Handsome Clothiers – has the finest collection of men’s clothing in the region
  • Quality Shops – is dedicated to recommending the right look for each individual
  • The clothing hive – is a small family business and operates a retail business
  • DXL – proudly offers the clothes you want
  • High-end men’s fashion – has been dedicated for more than a decade

Dan Ryan’s Handsome ClothiersMen's Clothing in Virginia Beach

Dan Ryan’s Handsome Clothiers has been committed to serving its customers since it opened its doors over 35 years ago in the Hilltop North Mall in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Offering a distinctive mix of traditional European and updated designers in menswear, sportswear, ties, accessories and footwear, what really sets them apart from their competitors is their superior customer service. Every member of their staff takes pride in going the distance with every customer they serve, whether they live a few blocks away or are visiting from around the world.

Whether you’re looking for a tailored suit, well-tailored jeans or the latest trends in menswear, Dan Ryan’s Fine Clothiers has the best collection of menswear around.


Clothing, Bespoke Clothing, Services


Address: 2682 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Call: (757) 425-0660
Website: www.danryansfineclothiers.com


“Very helpful staff! I went here recently to hire a tuxedo for a formal wedding and they were extremely helpful! I felt very confident that I would do well at this wedding! – Robert R.

Quality ShopsMen's Clothing in Virginia Beach

Quality Shops has been dedicated to providing exceptional value in fine menswear and personalized service in a relaxed setting since 1917. Co-owned and managed by 3rd generation brothers, Reid and Steve Rapoport, the company was founded by their grand- father, Morris, and later managed by his son, Hermann. They invite you to visit their stores in Virginia Beach and Norfolk for a unique and focused presentation of men’s dress and casual wear. Their experienced staff are dedicated to recommending the right look for each individual.


Men’s clothing and sportswear


Address: 1544 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Call: (757) 428-8615
Website: www.thequalityshops.com


“The Quality Shop is by far my favorite men’s clothing store. My salesperson for years has been Lew. He is a super nice guy and he always gives me the best service. He is very knowledgeable about their clothing lines and gives me expert help with business and casual outfits. Their clothes are elegant and of the best quality. It’s nice to do business with a local merchant who really appreciates his customers!” -James S.

The clothing hiveVirginia Beach Men's Clothing

The clothing hive is a small family business that operates a retail business in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Its mission is to be the global destination for unique fashion and accessories for men and women, ensuring that all items sold are of good quality at affordable prices while inspiring its customers to tap into their personal uniqueness. All of its garments and accessories are handpicked and tested by The Garment Hive staff for quality assurance before being sold to customers.


Men, Women, Accessories


Address: 4360 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Call: (757) 534-7997
Website: www.thegarmenthive.com


“Very friendly service. I pick up my Wish orders here and they are always very nice even if I don’t shop at their store. The clothes are beautiful even though they are aimed at younger women. I’m always happy to drop by. -Joan K.

DXLGood Men's Clothing in Virginia Beach

DXL proudly offers the clothes you want that you won’t find anywhere else, men’s clothing designed for your build and proportions. They offer one of the most comprehensive assortments of XL men’s footwear and apparel. From value-priced labels to high-end designer brands, there’s something for every taste and budget. When you visit 116 South Independence Boulevard or go to their website to shop, you’ll see that DXL puts the man behind the clothes first.

Their in-house style experts are available to share the latest clothing trends or help you create a classic, versatile outfit. They also provide expert tailoring, ensuring you have the most fitted fit imaginable.


Shirts, pants and shorts, outerwear, sportswear, team shop, suits, underwear and loungewear, shoes, accessories


Address: 116 S Independence Blvd Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Call: (757) 473-0394
Website: www.stores.dxl.com


“This store is fantastic, he came and Demetrius was great. He measured me and then helped select shirts and pants that would mix and match well. Very thorough and thoughtful and made my mission a success. Thanks again.” – Nathan V.

High-end men’s fashionOne of the best menswear in Virginia Beach

High-end men’s fashion has been dedicated for over a decade to helping every man look and feel confident. Truly, their goal has always been to find the latest style for men at a fair price. High-end menswear offers men’s suits, dress shirts, sport coats, accessories, formal wear and tuxedo rentals, including large and tall sizes. Plus, their expert staff and on-site tailoring will ensure you walk away with a garment that fits you perfectly. They pride themselves on providing the best possible value, quality and service at all times. Their mission is to make you the top man you were meant to be.


Suits, Sport Coats, Shirts, Pants, 2PC Sets, Sweaters, Shoes, Hats, Accessories, Big and Tall


Address: 4554 Virginia Beach Boulevard #720, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Call: (757) 499-3000
Website: www.upscalemensfashion.com


“Wonderful selection, knowledgeable and extremely friendly staff, and affordable! My husband needed a suit for a wedding this weekend. Tracy took us straight to what we needed, helped us find the perfect size, and put together an amazing shirt and tie combination. She recommended accessories and shoes, and even gathered resources to give examples of current fashion she recommended. Everything we bought is perfect for my husband and he will be fabulous for the event. So glad we got in! I would recommend it to everyone.” – Rachida W.