May 7th, 2006

Skinny curl

Fashion is forced to act on anorexia

I was so happy to come across this article about how major clothing chains in Spain are working towards upping the sizes of their models and manneqins. It is about time they realize what stick thin models are doing to young women. I am very happy to hear about this and cannot wait for this to take action all over the world.

Fashion is forced to act on anorexia
By Graham Keeley
Models and shop manequins will get bigger as a responsible new wave sweeps the skinny look aside.

THE sight of wafer-thin models such as Esther Cañadas on Spanish catwalks could soon be a thing of the past.

Amid mounting concern about the rise in cases of anorexia and bulimia, the so-called slimming diseases, the bosses of Spain’s biggest fashion companies are to put an end to the ultra-skinny look.

They are to move away from what they call the “dictatorship of size 36” (about an 8 in British measurements) by exploring ways to avoid promoting the image of emaciated women, including the withdrawal of smaller-sized clothes from shop window displays.

With the backing of the Spanish fashion industry and designers, the Spanish Government has begun an investigation into the problem. A report is expected in three months.

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