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24 August 2018 #569

Cover Story: Aretha


In the new Big Issue, we pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, the woman who moved the world with her music.

As Big Issue’s former music editor Doug Wallen writes, Aretha’s voice was a beacon of hope during the civil rights and feminist movements – and is just as relevant today. (We recommend listening to this Aretha soundtrack while reading.)

Plus, our slow fashion special. Vogue’s sustainability editor-at-large Clare Press explores the eco-fashion movement and why slowing things down doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.

Author and fashion writer Maggie Alderson reveals why she went from rubbing shoulders with Anna Wintour to trawling op shops for second-hand finds.

Katherine Smyrk looks at six local, fashion-based social enterprises and Gemma Killen discovers the joys of sewing.

Also in this edition:

  • A photographer captures the beauty of the thriving textile mills of America’s northwest in Big Picture.
  • TV chef Rachel Khoo shares her recipe for a gorgeous Västerbotten Pie, her take on the traditional Swedish mushroom and cheese pie.
  • We talk to Troye Sivan, the Perth model/singer/actor who is set to star alongside Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in Boy Erased.
  • A student writes about the problems that arise when homelessness and high school collide in Living Homeless.

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