Johannes Altmann, owner and CEO of consulting firm Shoplupe, is one of the most important e-commerce minds in Germany when it comes to the customer experience. The current situation presents a real paradigm shift, not only for brick and mortar stores but also for online retailers. We asked the online […]

As the world's second largest apparel producer after China, Bangladesh is feeling the ripple effects of the fashion industry which has been heavily hit by coronavirus. The country is expected to lose 6 billion dollars this year from cancelled orders from major fashion retailers. The news was reported […]

Typically an economic downturn is a rare time for mergers and acquisitions, but L'Oréal has just completed the acquisition of both Mugler and Azzaro perfumes. Last year, the cosmetics conglomerate announced a deal with Clarins to purchase the two perfume brands, and in the midst of a global pandemic, […]

In this time of crisis, on social networks, in our personal conversations and in the press, a question about fashion often comes up: will we still need it? On Instagram, fashion journalist @Abou_sega asked his subscribers about the future of fashion and shared a varied panorama of answers. One follower […]

Everlane has laid off a high number of workers as retailers across the fashion industry cope with a harsh economic state. Though it is not clear how many workers have been let go, WWD reports that "several hundred" workers were affected. A twitter account called Everlane Union has been chronicling the […]

Activewear and lifestyle brand Lululemon has announced its commitment to its community—which includes consumers, staff, and ambassadors—through the time of the coronavirus. In response to many requests, Lululemon has launched its community—much of which gathers at its retail locations—online with a […]

Austrian skinwear and hosiery specialist Wolford has successfully changed its entire production in its headquarters in Bregenz and factory in Slovenia from tights and bodies to face masks to support global efforts in fighting Covid-19. Since the beginning of March, Wolford’s production facilities have […]

French ophthalmic company EssilorLuxottica SA (ESLOF.PK, ESLOY.PK) Friday said it recorded solid growth in the months of January and February, in line with its full year targets. Due to the evolving coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, the company said its outlook for fiscal 2020 is no longer valid. In […]

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has said he is “deeply apologetic” for his company’s earlier efforts to keep stores open amid the country’s lockdown and has offered to help the NHS during the pandemic. On Monday evening, prime minister Boris Johnson announced the immediate closure of all ‘non-essential’ […]

For most apparel brands and retailers, “where do we start?” is an important question on their way to circularity. In 2017, the Global Fashion Agenda provided important pointers as to where the industry should go with the 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment. For some, setting these goals was just […]

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