Posts Tagged: fashion

The Double Standards in Fashion: Kim Kardashian covering herself is high fashion, but Muslim women covering up is a form of repression

The Double Standards in Fashion: Kim Kardashian covering herself is high fashion, but Muslim women covering up is a form of repression

As everyone admires this year’s Met Gala ensembles, it’s important to think about the lens through which we see clothing and fashion. The Met Gala is undoubtedly one of the fashion highlights of the year: celebrities and other notable people dress up in the most amazing — most of the time, simply bizarre — outfits …

The Ugly Side of Beauty: Oppression and Appearance

The Ugly Side of Beauty: Oppression and Appearance

Like many other women, I fell prey to the oppressive standards of beauty. But it is not just mentally exhausting to keep chasing an unattainable ideal: beauty standards are discriminatory and further marginalise the people in society that are already underprivileged. In my experience, growing up as a woman in a culture that values your …

JAN Trust’s 2018 journey!

At the start of New Year, it is natural to reflect on and consider how the year has been. Needless to say 2018 has been an incredible and busy year for us at JAN Trust! We’ve had some amazing highs, including working on vital social change projects and celebrating the achievements of our women! However ...

Covered Up or Not

Islamophobia v Inclusion You wouldn’t be wrong to think that the UK today, is unquestionably at its most hostile in decades. The political climate is not ‘strong and stable’, with Brexit looming and poverty increasing, anger and scapegoating are rife. The turbulent nature of today’s society, along with more recent terrorist atrocities, has added to the …

Please support us in designing Haringey!

Please support us in designing Haringey!

JAN Trust needs your help! We have launched a crowdfunding campaign with the Mayor’s Crowdfunding scheme. The aim of our project is to raise money to create the opportunity for marginalised women in Haringey to excel. We want to provide Fashion & Design workshops for these women, and then help them sell their creations in …

Meet Jurgita!

“I really enjoy it. I would like to do something more with these new skills I have gained – maybe open my own business or get a job.” This month JAN Trust would like to introduce you to Jurgita. Read her profile below: Name: Jurgita Country of origin: Lithuania Ethnicity: Lithuanian Jurgita came to the UK nearly 10 …

Meet NoorJahan!

“I want to learn something -I want to get out of my home. Every type of people are here, every culture, every religion, you come to know everything.” Once a month, JAN Trust will be featuring one of the many women who utilise our training, services and projects on our blog. This week we introduce …