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Must Read: Lizzo Poses for 'New York Magazine''s The Cut, How to Improve Working Conditions in the Garment Industry

Plus, L'Occitane signs agreement to transition to 100 percent recycled packaging.
Lizzo on the Spring 2019 fashion issue of "New York Magazine"'s The Cut. Photo: Pari Dukovic

Lizzo on the Spring 2019 fashion issue of "New York Magazine"'s The Cut. Photo: Pari Dukovic

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Lizzo poses for New York Magazine's The Cut
Lizzo stars on the cover of The Cut's Spring 2019 fashion issue in a sequined Sally Lapointe dress and chunky silver hoops by Area. Inside the issue, the rapper plays dress-up in all sorts of sparkly and body-revealing designer garb, and opens up to Allison P. Davis about playing the flute, her upcoming album and loving herself. "Even when body positivity is over, it's not like I'm going to be a thin white woman," Lizzo said. "I'm going to be Black and fat. That's just hopping on a trend and expecting people to blindly love themselves. That's fake love. I'm trying to figure out how to actually live it." {The Cut

How to improve working conditions in the garment industry
Almost six years have passed since Rana Plaza, yet the garment industry is still rife with unsafe factories, sexual exploitation and extremely low wages. The South China Morning Post reports that millions of home-based garment workers in India — most of whom are women and girls from minority or marginalized communities — earn only $0.13 per hour. At "Voices," Business of Fashion's annual gathering of industry leaders, attendees discussed ways to improve the fashion supply chain and what action could be taken to make working conditions better. {Business of Fashion

L'Occitane signs agreement to transition to 100 percent recycled packaging
L'Occitane announced Monday that it has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Loop Industries, a leading technology innovator in sustainable plastic, to transition to using 100 percent recycled plastic in its bottles by 2025. The company will start to incorporate Loop PET plastic into its product packaging in 2022. This move represents an important milestone for the company and for the beauty industry at large, as it demonstrates a commitment to reduce global plastic pollution and will support the transition to a circular plastic economy. {Fashionista inbox} 

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E! taps Candice Huffine, Lindsay Peoples Wagner and more for docu-series "Front Five" 
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