Chinese cosers dress as the 12 Zodiac with the Goddess Athena from the Japanese manga series Saint Seiya. The subculture of cosplay is hugely popular in China.

What cosplay is like in China, where home-grown heroes thrive, ‘play’ is emphasised and it’s not all about copying

  • China’s cosplay market is uniquely open to interpretation due to its isolation behind the Great Firewall
  • The practice itself has a profound effect on the identities of ‘cosers’, as they combine their own sense of self with the personalities and values of fictional characters
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Chinese cosers dress as the 12 Zodiac with the Goddess Athena from the Japanese manga series Saint Seiya. The subculture of cosplay is hugely popular in China.
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Dana Thomas (left) in Bangladesh carrying out research for her new book Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes. Photo: Clara Vannucci

The price of fast fashion and the sustainability champions fighting back detailed in new book

  • Dana Thomas wrote Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes to highlight the greed driving the fashion industry today
  • But she also features entrepreneurs like Stella McCartney who are trying to help turn things around
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Dana Thomas (left) in Bangladesh carrying out research for her new book Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes. Photo: Clara Vannucci
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