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The National Clothing that doesn't sacrifice fashion for sustainability

Fashion doesn't have to be sacrificed for sustainability and several Canadian designers are trying to make a difference in the way they produce clothes. The fashion industry is the second-worst polluting industry, but things are changing, albeit slowly. CBC News speaks to two designers who, in different ways, have changed their ways to create clothing that's sustainable, good for the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

News in Review - October 2017 Social Influencers: Leveraging Popularity for Paydirt

In a world where those with the most followers means popularity and leverage, there’s a new celebrity in town. They’re called social influencers. They tweet, blog and video their brand picks all the way to the bank. And companies are willing to spend big bucks to get their endorsement if they can link their brand to new customers. But what ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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CBC Short Docs Princess Jack

Princess Jack is a short documentary about a boy with high-functioning autism whose life is filled with make-believe. The film follows Jack as he introduces us to his particular tastes in wardrobe and carefully applies costume makeup, and patiently works his way through sewing classes in the hopes of making his own princess ball-gown — one fit for a debut at ...
  • 2016
  • 00:07:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/07/2017

Marketplace Restaurant dress codes: Should dressing sexy be a job requirement? / Speed limits: Is faster safer on the highway? Classroom Favourites

Restaurant dress codes: Should women have to dress sexy to serve you a sandwich? Charlsie Agro goes undercover to apply for a job serving in popular family restaurants. Along the way, we meet women who as servers have been forced to wear high heels, short skirts, full make-up – and in general a far more sexual dress code – than ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/19/2016

News in Review - December 2015 ​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

In 2011 Stephen Harper's Conservative government banned the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies because, they said, it was a symbol of oppression. One women, Zunera Ishaq, challenged the ban. This battle became a hotbed issue during the 2015 federal election. In the end the courts affirmed Ishaq's right to wear the niqab. Did it cost the Conservatives their ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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The Fifth Estate Behind the Veil

The niqab – a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women – became a flashpoint on Parliament Hill this year. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said it was un-Canadian for a woman to wear the veil during her citizenship ceremony. But one Canadian woman watched this debate from a unique perspective – because she fought for the right to wear the ...
  • 2015
  • 00:11:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/13/2015

The Fifth Estate Made in Bangladesh Classroom Favourites

As Canadians, a lot of our clothes bear the label "Made in Bangladesh." But before the deadly collapse of a garment factory there in April 2013, most of us never thought about the people who make them. In Canada, the story hit close to the bone, when tags and clothing bearing the name "Joe Fresh" appeared in the rubble. Bangladesh ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:35
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at Business 2013

From low tech to high tech to labour, 2013 brought of mixture of success and failure in the business world. BlackBerry faltered while Canada's federal and provincial governments made cooperating with others a way to success. Meanwhile, the uneasy relationship between ethics and business came to the fore in the aftermath of a tragedy overseas.
  • 2013
  • 00:14:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2013

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Doc Zone Africa on the Move: A Woman's World (Part 4 of 4)

In Africa, as in so many other places, sports have traditionally been a man’s world. And until recently, women entered at the risk of being scorned or laughed at. But the amazing Sahar El-Hawary and her female soccer team are no joke. She is the first women’s referee in North Africa and also the first female member of the Egyptian ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

Doc Zone Blue Jean Confidential

Blue jeans are the world’s favourite fashion statement — so popular they’ve become an American icon. Here’s a garment that’s remained hip for more than half a century, that’s thrived from World Wars to the present. We trace blue jean culture, from mining days to the ranch, from the beat and hippie generations to the world’s designer labels and celebrity ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Runway to Retail: Business Trends in Fashion

There's a huge trend towards instant gratification in our culture, and that trend has hit the world of fashion. We used to wait a year for style to move from concept to consumers, but now the fashion business is moving fast. Thanks to quicker production cycles and cheaper manufacturing, high fashion can go from the catwalk to your closet in ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone High Heel Confidential

Shoes are hot: in 2004, sales generated close to $40 billion in the U.S. alone and the numbers continue to rise. This lucrative market is now shadowed by a growing underworld of fakes and knock-offs that are consumed almost as eagerly as the originals. With the average North American woman owning at least 30 pairs of shoes, High Heel Confidential ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Beyond the Veil

Anna Maria Tremonti looks at the role of the veil and what lies beneath it in Iran. The traditional dress is being challenged by the young but never ignored. Western influence seeps into Iran.
  • 1996
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Sneaker Confidential

Sneaker Confidential is a witty and entertaining look inside the heart and sole of the running shoe. We’ll discover how sneakers have become the footwear of the day. Through interviews with athletes, designers, scientists and sneakerheads, we’ll explore the dominance of the running shoe in popular culture. We’ll find out why the shoe was invented. We’ll race to the finish ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Edge Marketing

"Cool" is a wave every company wants to ride. If they can identify cool when it first hits the streets, they can cash in big when the mass market hits. But riding on the edge can be risky too because the edge is always moving and what's cool today is dead cold tomorrow.
  • 1997
  • 00:07:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Making It Big: Fashion Design for Plus Sizes

One in three Canadians is classified as fat. Those who belong to that group want to be a part of mainstream culture and accepted for their image. According to the Body Mass Index, an average woman of 165 centimeters is overweight if she weighs anything over 68 kilograms and obese if she weighs over 85 kilograms. But all this is ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2005 Tattoos: An Ancient Art Goes Mainstream

Human beings all over the world have been tattooing their bodies for thousands of years. And in Canada these days, tattoos have never been more popular. The once rebel art form has become a trendy fashion statement, and a booming business. In this News in Review story the CBC’s Dan Bjarnason takes a close-up look at tattoo artists and their human canvases. ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2005

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News in Review - March 1991 The Bay Stops Selling Fur

The Bay's decision to stop selling fur is the point of departure for reviewing the role of the fur trade in the development of Canada. The arguments for and against the fur trade are also examined.
  • 1991
  • 00:09:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1991

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