Uniqlo has come under fire for allegedly defaming Korean comfort women in an advertisement. Photo Reuters

Japanese brand Uniqlo pulls ad after accusations of defaming Korean wartime sex slaves

  • Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo has pulled a controversial ad accused of ridiculing Korean ‘comfort women’
  • In the ad, Iris Apfel, a 98-year-old fashionista, has a conversation about fashion with a 13-year-old designer
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Uniqlo has come under fire for allegedly defaming Korean comfort women in an advertisement. Photo Reuters
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Clothing brands such as Malaysia-based brand Buttonwell are abandoning fast fashion and going back to basics with their outfits. The founders, Lai Kar Jun (left) and Goh How Khiam, make their plain, classic T-shirts with luxury Supima cotton.

From Uniqlo to Everlane, the brands making high-quality basics as an antidote to fast fashion

  • Brands such as Uniqlo and Everlane are starting to push high-quality basics over seasonal trends as more consumers look towards sustainable fashion
  • Malaysia’s Buttonwell uses high-quality Supima cotton from the US that lasts wash after wash to give new life to basic, plain T-shirts
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Clothing brands such as Malaysia-based brand Buttonwell are abandoning fast fashion and going back to basics with their outfits. The founders, Lai Kar Jun (left) and Goh How Khiam, make their plain, classic T-shirts with luxury Supima cotton.
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