Is Voting Merch Necessary? 4 Fashion Designers Weigh In

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Unless you live outside of the United States or off-the-grid, it should come as no surprise that the next presidential election is at the forefront of the minds of millions of Americans. And while some may gaff at the idea of a fashion site getting into politics, the truth of the matter is that fashion is political—it always has been. 

On a larger-scale, the fast-fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. Historically, fashion has played a role in every civil rights movement, including the Women’s suffrage movement. And on an individual level, it impacts how transgender and disabled, and every other marginalized community member approaches personal style. Don’t get me wrong here, fashion is fun; but to deny how it impacts every part of society is naive. As the industry has reckoned with its complicity towards racism and ecological…

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