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Fashion’s Long Road to InclusivityBusiness of Fashion
In the last year, fashion brands have been called out for everything from cultural appropriation to racism, and this article looks at fashion’s long, non-inclusive history and how a new storm of identity politics, consumer activism and social media look to bring about lasting change and a more inclusive fashion market.

4 Models on How Fashion Can Become Truly InclusiveVogue UK
Halima Aden, Robyn Lawley, Luc Bruyère and Stav Strashko share their thoughts on what more needs to be done to make the fashion industry inclusive—from changing the way it envisions gender to models proudly wearing hijabs to “curvy” just meaning “normal.”

Why Major Brands Are Becoming More Size InclusiveKnowledge @Wharton School
Clothing retailers are dramatically expanding their lines: No more stopping at size 12, they go up to size 28 and beyond—with a whole bonanza of new cool, size-inclusive labels and options. This article investigates why, noting that plus-sized clothing is the fastest-growing apparel segment, with more than half of women aged 18–65 wearing size 14 or larger.

Inclusivity: seven bold steps by brands making fashion more progressiveFashion United
While the mainstream fashion industry has been slow to listen to our wider global culture that challenges beauty ideals; pushes boundaries; and blurs color, creed, body size, ethnicity and gender lines defining separations—they are now. Here are seven progressive steps being taken toward more inclusive fashion—from activewear for all sizes to adaptive wear for the differently-abled.

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