Mei Li, a San Francisco-based startup fashion company, has introduced their newest handbag, The Audrey. Crafted from nappa leather, this handbag can be transformed into nine different styles, including a strapless clutch and mini backpack, to meet every woman's handbag needs with one bag. From October […]

STUDYWho would not like to opt for environmentally friendly and sustainable products when buying clothes? But despite these kind of products being quite abundantly available by now, the desire is not reflected in actual consumer behaviour. This is due to the discrepancy of ethical awareness - which […]

Italian fashion house Armani will stay independent, its founder and designer Giorgio Armani in an interview published Friday on business website Milano Finanza. "I have always believed that economic independence was the fundamental principle to work in full freedom," said Armani. The 84-year-old giant […]

Polyester is one of the most challenging fabrics to print on, but Japanese electronics company Epson is launching a direct-to-garment printer for companies working with 100 percent polyester apparel, such as activewear and faux leather. “To date, the direct-to-garment industry has been limited to printing […]

Nine West Holdings Inc, which recently got rid of its footwear brands to focus on jewelry and accessories, has filed an amended Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan of reorganization, which will reduce its pre-bankruptcy debt obligations by over 1 billion US dollars. “Following the successful sale of our Nine […]

Nordstrom is looking for 24,000 seasonal employees for its stores, call centers, distribution and fulfillment centers across the United States and Canada. To find the right candidates, the fashion retailer is hosting a company-wide hiring day in all of its stores today. “The holiday season is one of […]

The United States topped this year’s ranking of the world’s most competitive economies, followed by Singapore and Germany. Made by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the list is based on a survey with 12,274 global business executives in 140 countries. Almost 30 points and 80 ranks separate the United […]

Hema is coming home. After eleven years under British investment company Lion Capital, the discount retail chain has been acquired by Dutch firm Ramphastos Investments for an undisclosed amount. With stores in nine countries, Hema’s plans for the future include expanding its international presence. […]

London - A new partnership between Chinese denim producer Prosperity Textile and Italian weaving machinery supplier Itema signifies a step in the right direction for sustainability. The partnership will see Prosperity using Itema’s new waste-saving iSAVERTM weaving technology in its new factory in Vietnam. […]

Compagnie Financière Richemont, which owns 17 luxury brands including Montblanc, Cartier and Chloé, has signed a partnership with Lafayette Plug and Play, the accelerator program for retail and fashion startups developed by Galeries Lafayette Group. “We are very pleased to welcome Richemont as one of […]

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