H&M Pulls Dogfighting Sweatshirt Following PETA Letter and Change.org Petition [Updated]
A store location at a mall in Duluth, Ga. had previously displayed an orange hoodie that bore the words "Dogfight in Random Alley."
Will Fashion Brands Actually Stop Working with Terry Richardson?
A major international fashion brand has publicly dissed Terry Richardson and may not work with him again, following a new Change.org petition against him and new allegations of sexual abuse.
Taylor Swift Fans Bombard Abercrombie & Fitch Calling for Removal of Graphic Tee
A month after CEO Mike Jeffries landed Abercrombie and Fitch in hot water for comments about his company's corporate dress code, the retailer has made another misstep--mocking Taylor Swift.
Victoria's Secret Won't Make Mastectomy Bras After All
Back in January, 27 year old Allana Maiden started a Change.org petition for Victoria's Secret to carry a line of mastectomy bras, inspired by the struggle her mom Debbie Barrett faced finding bras after her own surgery. The petition gained steam fast--over 120,000 signatures in under a month--and Victoria's Secret agreed to meet with Maiden and her mother. By all accounts, the meeting went well; the most consumer-recognized American brand agreed to fly the pair to their Columbus, Ohio headquarters and start research in producing mastectomy bra. Now that the research has been completed, the decision has come down.
Victoria's Secret Is Researching a Mastectomy Bra Line After Petition Goes Viral
After seeing her mother Debbie struggle to find a bra post-mastectomy--a task that included having to drive well over an hour just to find a store that sells the appropriate styles--Allana Maiden, 27, started a petition with Change.org asking Victoria's Secret to launch a line of mastectomy bras. And it just may have worked.
Seventeen Announces New 'Body Peace Treaty' In Response to Petition Lead by 14-Year-Old
Back in April, we told you about 14-year-old Julia Bluhm, who started a petition on Change.org urging teen glossy Seventeen to post one unaltered “real” photo spread per month, with the hopes it would help girls feel better about their bodies. At the time, the petition had collected a respectable 7,000 signatures; now it's close to 85,000 and Bluhm, along with an organization called SPARK, staged a demonstration outside Seventeen's New York offices, launched a Twitter campaign, and met with Seventeen EIC Anne Shoket, who, as we've learned from Ad Week, has finally responded to Bluhm's request. The August issue of Seventeen features a page dedicated to the new "Body Peace Treaty." Here are the most relevant "vows:"