The durag’s origin dates back to the 19th century, when poor black labourers and slaves needed something to tie their hair back while they worked. Around the 1930’s during the Great Depression and the Harlem Renaissance, African Americans discovered they could also use this headwear to maintain difficult hairstyles.
Racism is linked to the wear and tear of the body due to chronic stress, new research concludes. Scientists have found that racial discrimination is linked to allostatic load among African American women. Allostatic load refers to the long-term effects of continued exposure to chronic stress on the body
According to the 2017 study by Regus, 48 percent reported that children or family demanding attention was the biggest issue when working at home. It can be particularly confusing for children, as your physical presence no longer means access. They may not understand that you have to remain detached and focused on work.
According to the Waste and Resources Action Programme, 300,000 tonnes of clothing were sent to landfill in the UK in 2016. It takes about 80 years for clothes to break down in landfills.
With ‘fast-fashion’ at an all-time high, the fashion industry has come under fire for generating significant levels of waste every season. The fashion industry is the second largest polluter of clean water globally after agriculture. It also produces 10 percent of the world’s emissions.