Designer Punished with Solitary Confinement
There was a video circling around showing a fashion show filmed in prison, then the designer got punished with solitary confinement because video went viral.
- Basically, fashion designer Rashod Stanley filmed a video of a fashion show he made with his cellmates in prison. When the police found out they punished him with 30 days solitary confinement.
- Now, he’s looking at nine months more after the video was reposted on TikTok.
- His mom posted on Instagram:
"My son was moved from Calhoun State Prison and is currently being held in solitary confinement on Tier 2 at Macon State Prison for 'the prison fashion show video' that went viral I posted on 12/3/20". "He did 30 days in solitary confinement for it." - Insta
Garment Workers Protest Myanmar Military Coup
Heard news about coup in Myanmar?
Saw the video of a girl exercising while military is taking over the country?
No worries, I got you.
- Basically, Myanmar had an election in November 2020. The party National League for Democracy (NLD) won the most seats.
- The military claimed, without evidence, that the election results were fraudulent, detaining many of the NLD leadership.This has influenced Myanmars garment industry severly - people that are making our clothes are worried for their future.
- Garment workers and unions across Myanmar have been protesting the military coup. Some workers protested inside factories, giving the three-finger symbol of the resistance. In addition, over 800 workers from the Federation of Garment Workers Myanmar (FGWM) protested outside.
- Many other groups of workers, activists and unions have been protesting and showing resistance to the coup.
"Buyers should not use this coup as another excuse to cancel payments.That already happened during the pandemic. Doing it again will drive tens of thousands more into hunger"
Clothing industry executive expressed. - ElevenMyanmar
Phillipiness Workers Not Getting Paid
Garment workers in Phillipiness protested near the Regional Labour Court in the industrial province of Laguna after the Court failed to act against their employer, who has been actively taking equipment from the factory before paying workers their benefits, including last year's pays. - CleanClothes
Canadian "Fashion Mogul" Accused of Sex Trafficking
Yet another "mogul" to misuse his power.
- Peter Nygard faces nine charges, including racketeering and sex trafficking, involving "at least a dozen victims in the United States, the Bahamas, and Canada, among other locations," the New York federal attorney in charge of the case said in a statement.
- The crimes allegedly took place between 1990 and 2020. Nygard and his alleged accomplices, including employees of his group, "used force, fraud, and coercion to cause women and minors to have sex" with them, the statement said.
- Nygard, who has been in Canadian custody since mid-December, has denied the accusations. - FashionNetwork