The problem with returns is not only bothering online retailers but also environmentalists: the constant sending and receiving of parcels is increasing climate change because of the increased emission of greenhouse gasses. The problem is becoming more and more urgent in view of the steadily increasing […]

Whether you’re a fashion manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or retailer, streamlining your operation and processes while keeping track of a multitude of data is key. But if your IT system cannot live up to the challenge, with disparate or outdated software packages, it’s almost impossible to gain […]

BACKGROUND Five years on from one of the most tragic industry accidents to date at Rana Plaza, which saw more than 1100 people lose their lives, and the inspectors working to improve the safety of the textile factory workers might have to leave Bangladesh. An eviction of the Bangladesh Accord - which […]

Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso has joined The H&m Group, Inter Ikea Group and SunPine founder Lars Stigsson in their joint venture TreeToTextile AB. The project aims to develop new textile fibres from renewable forest raw materials, at attractive costs. All four partners have an equally […]

Social media marketing is key for apparel and accessories retailers, as many consumers turn to social networks for fashion inspiration. But, to cut through the noise, brands have to think outside the box and target their ideal customers in a creative, engaging way. Global social media management platform […]

Sportswear giant Adidas has announced that it has completed the first tranche of its multi-year share buyback programme announced in March 2018. Between March 22, 2018, and December 4, 2018, Adidas has bought back 5.1 million shares, corresponding to 2.5 percent of the company’s share capital, for a […]

Reuters has reported that European Union anti-trust regulators have fined Guess 45.3 million dollars for illegally blocking cross-border sales in Europe as part of a crackdown of illegal practices blocking e-commerce in the EU. Guess came under investigation in June 2017 after a year-long inquiry of […]

It is suspected that synthetic fibres contribute in a critical way to polluting our environment with microplastics. Now fabric manufacturers have reacted to this problem and introduced a number of new solutions to the market. Solid and insoluble synthetic polymers - i.e. plastics - that are smaller […]

There's only so many independent brands left up for grabs. With Versace recently being acquired by Capri Holdings (formerly Michael Kors Ltd.), luxury brands left up for potential acquisitions are few and far between. Roberto Cavalli is a jewel that no one has acquired yet though, but Diesel founder […]

French luxury giant LVMH said Friday that it had reached agreement to buy hotel group Belmond, whose properties include the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Cipriani in Venice, in a transaction worth 3.2 billion USD (2.8 billion euros). LVMH said it would acquire Belmond for 25.00 USD per class […]

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