Single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned statewide in New York from March 2020 under a deal reached as part of the state’s 175.5 billion budget announced Sunday. The news comes less than a week after a bill was introduced proposing to ban fur sales by 2021, signaling that the state is willing […]

The Rockport Company, LLC and its subsidiary Reef Lifestyle LCC have entered into an agreement with Canadian logistics and distribution company Trend Marketing to transition its Canadian businesses to a distributor model. The transaction is expected to close for Rockport’s brands (Rockport, Aravon, […]

Swedish fashion chain H&M has stated in its annual sustainability report that it has shown “strong progress” towards its goal to only use sustainable materials, as 57 percent of all materials used by H&M Group to make its products were created using recycled or other sustainably sourced fibres. Anna […]

Marketing and PR firm HL Group is suing New York-based womenswear brand Milly over unpaid bills. HL Group filed a breach of contract suit in a New York State court last week, claiming that the brand owes it at least 113,000 dollars for work the company did in 2018. Milly was founded by Michelle Smith […]

French luxury group Kering has opened its new headquarters in Milan, a 11,000 square meter space located not far from the Gucci Hub, its star business. The nine storey tower will cement the company’s presence in Italy, as parent to Italian luxury houses including Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Brioni and jeweller […]

UNIC – Italian Tanneries has acquired a quota of SprintItaly through its subsidiary Lineapelle S.r.l., which will see the association of the tanning industry owning 2 percent of Sicit’s capital. The investment of 4 million euros is part of UNIC – Italian Tanneries investment in Sicit’s circular economy, […]

When former Roberto Cavalli Creative Director Paul Surridge made an announced he was quitting his role last week, there was little signification of what was to come. Citing the company mission had altered from the job specs he was brought on to embrace, Roberto Cavalli on Friday announced it was shuttering […]

American fashion brand Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, has confirmed that it has successfully sold the Charlotte Russe brand and related intellectual property to YM Inc., one of North America's largest fashion houses dedicated to delivering leading-edge […]

Poshmark, a social commerce platform has announced Posh Remit, an innovative, hassle-free service that calculates, collects and submits state and local sales tax on all eligible orders from shoppers across the country on behalf of its sellers. Beginning in April, Posh Remit will simplify the process […]

Earlier this month in New York, Instagram previewed a new set of tools for influencers and brands to help increase transparency of influencer marketing. As reported by Vogue Business, the updates will include the ability for brands to boost sponsored posts, meaning they can pay to promote and target […]

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