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November-December 2017

B.C. clothing line takes back the appropriated designs of Indigenous communities

Section 35 tackles Indigenous stereotypes head-on with political statements people can wear

Isabelle Docto

What do the Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Redskins, and Cleveland Indians have in common? Sport and its continued appropriation of Indigenous culture. Section 35, a B.C.-based apparel company, is pushing back. Founded by friends Justin Louis and Andrew Kazakoff, Section 35 tackles Indigenous stereotypes head-on with political statements people can wear. “You can still create conversation […] More »
May-June 2016

Clothes Encounter

What we wear can be a political act

Jill Andrew@JILLSLASTWORD

Months ago Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show performance of “Formation” served as a poignant example of the evocative power of clothing. Clad in outfits that paid homage to the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, Beyoncé and her dancers embodied a necessary social commentary on police brutality against predominantly AfricanAmericans. For some shocked, colourblind […] More »

Textile Museum of Canada clothes Toronto with its new interactive walking tour

Sue Carter Flinn

I take my hat off to the Textile Museum of Canada’s cool new project, TXTILEcity. Besides giving Torontonians a legit reason to walk down the street stuck to their smartphones, this interactive project uses Google map technology, and video and audio clips to relay the social, cultural, economic and artistic history behind Toronto’s textile and […] More »