In this week’s News of Note, we look at three ways that innovation and creativity in the fashion industry can raise awareness about social issues and foster change.
Instagram recently launched a new social initiative called #RunwayForAll, which focuses on inclusion and diversity in fashion. Over the course of a five-day period in May, Instagram posted a daily photo featuring various influencers portraying diversity. (Huffington Post)
Angela Luna, a fashion student at Parsons School of Design, skipped her senior thesis project to create Design for a Difference, which features fashionable and functional attire for refugees. Each design targets specific issues refugees face daily. (UpWorthy)
An Amsterdam boutique called The Mad Rush aims is raising awareness about the dangerous working conditions in many fast fashion factories by educating consumers in a surprising way. (PSFK)