Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Clothes

Sweatshops behind Sarojini: Masterjis and women who run Delhi’s ‘pocket-friendly’ fashion

There's a reason Delhiites can live up to their forever dressed-up, decked-up reputation. And it's hidden in the gullies of Ashok Bazaar and Tank road.

Gandhi said he would wear loin cloth only for a month. 100 yrs on, it’s a permanent symbol

During the non-cooperation movement, Gandhi had a dilemma. He wanted foreign cloth gone, but the poor didn't have enough money to quickly buy all khadi.

Unsure how sustainable your clothes are? You can soon check your garment’s digital passport

The fashion industry emits more CO2 than aviation and shipping industries combined. But one of the greatest hindrances to creating a circular fashion economy has been product identification.

Secondhand clothing is now a booming, multi-billion dollar industry

Last year, secondhand clothing expanded 21 times faster than conventional apparel retail did. It can help make fashion sustainable.

You can’t live in Levi’s in lockdown. Purani jeans are not comfort wear after all

Bruce Springsteen to Sholay — jeans were the cool, sexy, youthful and rebellious garments every one wanted. But Covid lockdowns made us realise it wasn't needed.

The great stagnation in clothing innovation needs to end

Imagine everyone having custom-made and custom-fitted clothing, perhaps with the aid of robot tailors, and readily available 3-D body scanning devices.

Fashion has a huge waste problem & recycling ain’t working

In the world of fashion, there are massive levels of waste and more greenhouse gas emissions than international shipping and flights combined.

First Indian Taliban came for women drinking in pubs, now they have come for nighties

Instead of trying to police the nightie, it is time the government realised its homespun potential.

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Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.