After a successful trial in Canada, Instagram has hidden ‘likes’ on its platform in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Japan, Ireland and Italy. According to Instagram’s parent company, Facebook, the aim of the trial is to verify whether the absence of likes “reduces pressure” on users, following criticism […]

Manufacturing has gotten political. Any fashion company relying on stable and consistent trade will be feeling exposed in the era of global tariff wars. The tariffs proposed by the current Trump administration will tax over 300 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports - a move, according to the New […]

Handbag, luggage and travel brand Vera Bradley announced today that it has acquired 75 percent interest in jewelry brand Pura Vida. In a press release from the brand, the jewelry label is quickly expanding as a “digitally native and highly expanding lifestyle brand.” “We are thrilled to complete the […]

“Circularity” is replacing “sustainability” as the buzzword in the fashion industry. After all, it doesn’t suffice for companies to rethink the materials and energy used to produce their clothing, they should also take responsibility for the entire life cycle of the product. With this idea in mind, […]

Vision Investment Co. LLC, the Dubai-based investment vehicle of millionaire Hussain Sajwani, owner of real estate developer Damac Properties Group, will acquire Italian luxury fashion brand Roberto Cavalli. This ends weeks of speculation that saw several potential buyers, among them German fashion […]

In June, brands, retailers and innovative companies have shown that sustainability is no longer just a buzzword but is becoming an everyday reality. It is heartening to see that many denim companies are looking for environmentally friendly solutions and that brands are setting sustainable goals for […]

Ever wondered how denim manufacturers make their jeans achieve that vintage, worn look? Sandblasting is the most common way to do that, but the procedure is quite dangerous, as workers may inhale the sand particles. When the silica present in the sand builds up in the lungs and breathing passages, workers […]

Goodbye Kering, hello LVMH. Stella McCartney has teamed with the French luxury group just one year after splitting with its rival. LVMH has shared in a press release that details of the deal will be disclosed in full in September. However, it is has announced that McCartney will remain as creative director […]

Workers at seven of Amazon’s twelve warehouses in Germany are going on strike between Sunday evening and Monday, according to a press release by trade union Verdi. The date coincides with Prime Day, Amazon’s annual discount event. Under the motto “no more discount on our incomes”, workers will stage […]

Heist, the British start-up renowned for its break-through innovation and consumer-centric approach to underwear, has identified nude shades that are representative of women across the globe. Using insights from 100,000 women and data science to analyze swatches of skin tones from a dedicated microsite, […]

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