Shanghai Fashion Week: The first entirely digital fashion week
Shanghai Week was probably the first fashion week to be held entirely digitally. Initially cancelled after the coronavirus outbreak in China, the event took place on Tmall, the online marketplace of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Born out of necessity, the 'fashion week on the cloud' fused catwalk shows with entertaining teleshopping, and...
17 hours ago
Fashion companies’ reputations helped or hurt by reaction to crisis
All businesses are being hit hard by the pandemic, but not all businesses are responding to its consequences in the same way. Faced with collapsing sales and massive closures of outlets, large recipient companies are taking two courses of action. Those that decide to participate actively in the collective effort by not taking advantage of the...
19 hours ago
Primark pledges to pay factory workers
Primark has pledged to assist factory workers during the coronavirus crisis after establishing a fund to cover the wages component of orders that have been cancelled. The fast-fashion retailer closed its entire store estate on March 22, due to the global Covid-19 health crisis, which has resulted in the loss of sales of 650 million pounds every...
22 hours ago
Abandoned? The impact of Covid-19 on factories and garment workers
There are few jobs that are as unpredictable and dangerous as that of a garment worker. When things are going well and orders come in, it means time pressure, piecework, verbal and physical abuse at the workplace and still no living wage. When things are not going well, it means cancelled orders leading to job loss, no severance package, no...
1 day ago
Persol launches collection inspired by Netflix show ‘La Casa De Papel’
Global eyewear brand Persol—which has long had a history with the entertainment industry—has recently launched a collection of optical eyewear and sunglasses inspired by the Netflix series,La Casa De Papel(titledMoney Heistin English. The eyewear label teamed up with the online streaming service to create a limited collection of 350 numbered...
7 hours ago
All CapitaLand's Chinese malls reopen
Singaporean mall developer CapitaLand has reported that all of their Chinese malls have reopened post the coronavirus outbreak. The news was reported by WWD. CapitaLand has a very prominent portfolio of malls in mainland China, which was greatly impacted by the coronavirus as it originated in Wuhan, China. All four of the CapitaLand owned malls...
11 hours ago