GmbH launches a Free Palestine capsule, and more fashion news you missed

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As the colonialist state of Israel continues to impose violence and persistent ethnic cleansing on the Palestinian people, GmbH may have been one of the only fashion brands to call for a free Palestine. However, this is not a surprise. The founders of the Berlin label, Serhat Isik and Benjamin Husby, have never been shy about tackling politics, making their solidarity with oppressed groups the foundation of their brand. The duo’s amplification of immigrant and queer communities, as well as the trans rights movement, has been remarkable. And now GmbH has partnered with the Palestinian label Trash clothes to produce a Free Palestine capsule.

Based on Trashy’s archival research into historic Palestinian art and activist graphics, the two labels have created a bandana vest and T-shirt, both of which debuted at GmbH’s SS22 show earlier this year. Pre-orders are now open, with all proceeds split equally between two Palestinian charities – Al Qawsan LGBTQ+ organization and Land of Canaan Foundation, which supports agricultural projects, giving priority to small farmers who lost their crops during the occupation. “We hope these articles can help amplify the visibility of the Palestinian struggle for freedom, as well as support organizations working in the region,” Isik and Huseby said.

In other news, Fast fashion giant Boohoo has come under increased attention this week after IPCC‘s code-red climate report – with its CEO coming out in public defense of its practices, offering walking tours of the company’s allegedly exploitative factories to prove its ‘commitment to transparency’. Likewise, knitwear designer Bailey Prado spoke exclusively to Dazed about Shein’s copying of his “whole life.” In more positive headlines, however, Tavi Gevinson announced she would be saving her Style Rookie-era looks, while Thierry Mugler’s signature designs are heading to a Paris museum. Incidentally, Cardi B tried her hand at recreating the designer’s breastplates in her new Lizzo video, “Rumors.”

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