However, where some shamed Zara for the "uglified" image, others defended the model arguing that beauty is the eye of the beholder.
So, when social media users saw this image, most insisted that Zara "uglified" the model, and used an unattractive and improper representation of her. I spend a lot of time reading the corporate social responsibility reports of larger brands and interviewing micro-to-small sized enterprises to see how they approach sustainability.
If these kind of changes were to occur, I would start to believe Zara and other fashion brands had good intentions to curb climate change. We'll be wearing these often. Back in April, the Jewel store's massive duplex facade was not yet ready to meet the world.
Zara's new logo is making me claustrophobic. It didn't take long before the customers began to share their thoughts on the brand's new look. For the benefit of the earth and humanity, large brands need to look at how to move away from their continuous offerings of weekly new products.
But the shutters were finally removed in late July, and you could say the "Chinese Zara's" third store in Singapore is worth the wait. The logo stands out among the cleaner logos that seem to be suddenly sweeping the fashion industry.
Large global corporate retailers are not seeking to change their fundamental business model or create cultures of sustainability.
That's all good, but how are the goods? But even if garments are collected in-store, the capabilities to recycle clothing at the scale needed for current production rates do not exist.
The current carbon footprint of the fashion industry is over eight per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissionslarger than all international travel.