This week, we talk about the relevance of clothing and how it relates to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Many workplaces have dress codes, which may be required from a safety and brand compliance perspective.
Dress codes can reveal social aspirations, political ideals, says Stanford scholar
For centuries, dress codes have been used to maintain specific social roles and hierarchies. But fashion and style have also traditionally served another purpose: to express new ideals of individual liberty, rationality and equality, according to new research by Stanford legal scholar Richard Thompson Ford.
Read more on Stanford University News.
Before You Judge Someone, Watch This
Have you ever been judged by someone based on what you choose to wear on a given day, or misjudged someone based on their appearance? This has likely happened to you, or someone you know.
In Jay Shetty’s video ‘Before you Judge Somone, Watch This‘, he reminds us how important it is to avoid judging others based on the clothes they wear, the car they drive, or the home they live in.
Why donating your clothes isn’t as helpful as you think
Did you also know that we buy 400% more clothes than we did in the 1980’s? You might feel good about donating your old clothes, but nobody actually needs them. Part of the problem is fast fashion. Experts say the solution is to stop buying. Learn more about used clothing and the environmental impact.