Fashion

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The rise of 'modest' fashion

How Islamic fashion is influencing big brands and attracting non-religious consumers
It's estimated that by 2020 the Islamic fashion industry will be worth hundreds of billions of dollars, and global brands like Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana and DKNY are just some of the fashion houses attempting to crack the market.
 
What started as brands targeting wealthy Muslims with one-off fashion lines for religious occasions, has grown to a global trend for women who prefer to dress conservatively.

Alia Khan, founder and chairwoman of the Islamic Fashion and Design Council, explains why the 'modest market' is one of the fastest-growing in the world.

Photo: A catwalk model showcases an Islamic inspired outfit at London Modest Fashion Week
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Sneaker sprucing master transforms trainers from stinky to sparkling
Vinnie transforms dirty and damaged trainers to save them from the bin and combat fast fashion.

Hamnett: Fashion tax is 'stupid'

Fashion designer Katharine Hamnett wearing a t-shirt that says 'No more fashion victims'
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Fashion designer Katharine Hamnett has called proposals by MPs to impose a 1p fashion tax on the industry "stupid".

She told the BBC that taxing retailers for fast fashion would be "like putting a plaster on a septic wound".

Ms Hamnett fears that the garment industry would end up paying workers even less to absorb the tax.

Instead, she is in favour of EU legislation making it mandatory for goods from outside Europe to meet the same standards required by the region.

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