Employees of the luxury lingerie label La Perla have gone on strike in protest of the company’s potential plans to cut at least 100 roles from its headquarters in Bologna, according to Fashion Network. Currently, the label has 430 employees — this cut would affect about one quarter of the brand. At […]

Fast Retailing Co., the parent company of Japanese casual brand Uniqlo, has signed a global partnership with UN Women to promote women’s rights and empowerment in the apparel industry. The two-year joint project will focus on three areas: promoting women’s career progression by providing leadership […]

The American fashion industry is breathing a sigh of relief after Donald Trump shelved plans to add tariffs of up to 25 percent on Chinese goods including apparel and footwear -- at least for now. Trump agreed to restart trade talks with China at the G20 Conference on Saturday, maintaining existing […]

INTERVIEW Technologically, manufacturing has advanced rapidly in China over the last few years. The country has said goodbye to low-cost production and is now betting on high-tech. This development is desired, politically, and funded by the state with large sums of money. Javier Garcia, president Asia […]

BACKGROUND Almost six weeks ago, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) published its country report for Romania, which revealed that workers toil eight to ten hours a day plus forced, unpaid extra time, are subject to insults and harassment at the workplace and in the end, receive only 14 percent of a living […]

Li and Fung-owned company LF Logistics has received a cash injection of 300 million US dollars from Singapore-based investment company Temasek, after they agreed to acquire a 21.7 percent stake in the company. The investment values LF Logistics at approximately 1.4 billon US dollars on a post-money […]

New York – Canadian fashion startup Reheart is aiming at the untapped online wardrobe-sharing market with a platform that allows millennial women to lend their closets and rent clothes for up to 95 percent off their original price. Launched in late 2017, REHEART aims at “formalizing” the tradition of […]

WWD has reported that a judge is expected to rule on the deal to approve the sale of Roberto Cavalli to Damac. After the deal is approved a share purchase agreement would have to be signed. An announcement regarding the deal is expected in the coming days. Damac is a Dubai-based property developer. […]

Secondhand luxury retailer The Real Real saw their shares jump 50 percent in the first hours of trading after raising 300 million dollars in their initial public offering. The news was reported by CNBC. The shares jumped from an IPO of 20 dollars a piece to almost 30 dollars in trading on the NASDAQ […]

The Bustle Digital Group has added another title to its name. According to Variety, the media group has acquired Nylon, the 20-year-old magazine that focused on fashion, beauty, entertainment, and pop culture. This is the company’s seventh acquisition following titles such as Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, […]

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