Teen Vogue gives an update, Lemlem announces collaboration with H&M
Plus, how Lush Cosmetics tried to crush a union drive.
Teen Vogue's new executive editor gives update from staff
On Wednesday, Teen Vogue's newly-appointed executive editor Danielle Kwateng shared an update on behalf of the team about what's been happening internally and what comes next for the publication. "While our staff continued doing the groundbreaking and progressive work we're known for, we stopped posting it on social media as we turned inward and had a lot of tough discussions about who we are and what comes next," she wrote. "We're not perfect, but we do know our place in the media landscape and recognize that our readers make up the DNA of our work."
Lemlem announces collaboration with H&M
Liya Kebede's Lemlem is releasing a capsule collection with H&M on May 6, the model and designer announced on Instagram. "Lemlem in Amharic means to blossom and I hope this is the beginning of a blossoming new era for fashion, with hopefully more sustainability, more visibility to black owned brands, more heritage and of course more of a much needed, more colorful and more uplifting wardrobe palette for our world today," she wrote. H&M also pledged to donate $100,000 to the Lemlem Foundation.
How Lush Cosmetics tried to crush a union drive
For Vice's Motherboard, Lauren Kaori Gurley reports on Lush Cosmetics' anti-union campaigns across North America, which contradict its messaging around ethical shopping, and which the Workers United North America's Richard Besinger described as "the strongest anti-union campaign I've ever seen in Canada."
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