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Professionals in the fashion industry have been organizing, speaking up, and raising awareness about racist bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
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Yes, even the sustainable fashion movement is often not inclusive. Although Asia is the powerhouse of fashion production, Asian faces are seriously underrepresented in the design studio, runway, magazine covers, or ad campaigns. People of color usually sit behind a sewing machine, but do not have a seat at the board table. Many Asian designers even had to downplay their “Asian-ness” to assimilate into the industry. I was born and raised in China. One of my fondest childhood memories was visiting the silk hub of Suzhou to pick fabric for a tailor-made qipao, an iconic flattering Chinese dress. I...