Cross Colours; Fast fashion’s hidden costs

Hosted by

Cross Colours advertisement in URB magazine featuring Djimon Hounsou, ca. 1991. Photo credit: Michael Segal. Courtesy the Cross Colours Archive

Remember Cross Colours? The LA-based urban streetwear line was a hit in the early 90s, with bright, bold designs and uplifting messages about unity. Now the label is back, and the California African American Museum is celebrating with a retrospective that shows its impact on the mainstream fashion industry.

Plus, Forever 21 may not last forever. But the demand for cheap clothing has not gone away. Fashionopolis author Dana Thomas tells DnA about the human and environmental costs of fast fashion, and how we can slow it down.