A pilot by Shop Direct, Next, and Varner alongside non-governmental organisation Save, which focused on improving employment conditions for young women in South India’s fabric mills, is gearing up for a second phase, due to launch later this year, following the initial success. Phase One began in July […]

Mastercard is teaming up with global apparel companies, Marks and Spencer, Levi Strauss and Co., and VF Corporation, to pilot a scheme to pay garment workers digitally, to ensure that workers receive their wages “securely and consistently”. The new hybrid digital payment initiative, in connection with […]

Lanvin S.A. and Marchon Eyewear, Inc. have announced a long-term global licensing agreement that encompasses both sun and optical eyewear under the Lanvin brand name. Marchon Eyewear will design, manufacture and distribute Lanvin eyewear globally. The collections will be available in select department […]

Secondhand marketplace Depop has received a 62 million dollar investment that they will be using to expand in Europe and Asia. THe U.K. based shopping app, which has seen significant growth in the United States, is focusing on expanding to more countries in Europe, as well as expanding in Japan and […]

Forever 21 has announced plans to wind down operations of its Canadian subsidiary, Forever XXI ULC, also referred to as Forever 21 Canada. The company voluntarily filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 this weekend. The American fast fashion chain was granted protection under the Companies' […]

Why plus size means big business The plus size market presents a huge growth opportunity for apparel brands and retailers alike, but despite the overwhelming evidence – there is no shortage of data, obesity statistics, surveys and financial metrics that identify and quantify the business potential […]

Lululemon has announced that it plans to shutter its Ivivva business completely. The company had launched Ivivva as a athleticwear brand for kids in 2009, yet decided to scale it back drastically starting in 2017. Now, Lululemon plans to wind down all Ivivva operation in favor of promoting growth elsewhere. […]

Commerce is changing quickly. The way companies do business, the tools and strategies they use, the technologies they implement and the way they present themselves and interact with the customer is evolving - brands that can’t keep up with these changes risk being left behind. On Thursday, in the North […]

Is sustainability and a circular economy the future of the fashion industry? As the ‘Big Four Fashion Weeks’ from New York to Paris wrap up, the hottest topics on the runways this season has become eco-fashion, climate concerns and animal rights. In the midst of the Global Climate Strike and the Climate […]

French luxury conglomerate LVMH is ahead of its sustainability roadmap and announced new commitments for the environment and biodiversity on Wednesday, when LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault welcomed executives from LVMH and its Maisons to an event at the Group’s headquarters in Paris centered on the LVMH Initiatives […]

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