The National Retail Federation (NRF) has joined the voices against tariffs of up to 25 percent on imports of approximately 300 billion US dollars in Chinese goods, as proposed by the Office of the US Trade Representative. “We find that the proposed tariffs, especially at 25 percent, would be too large […]

The women embroiderers of the remote Mexican mountain village of Tenango de Doria made worldwide headlines this week when their government went to war with an American designer for "plagiarising" their patterns. Wes Gordon, the artistic director of the New York label founded by Venezuelan designer Carolina […]

As part of its climate strategy, the Lenzing Group has set itself the ambitious goal of net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and is the world’s first company to do so. The Austrian fiber producer announced in a press release on Friday that it wants to reduce its CO2 emissions drastically over the coming years […]

Louis Vuitton is the top luxury brand in China according to the Gartner L2 Luxury China Index, which ranks digital IQ. Bulgari, Cartier, Gucci and Mont Blanc round out the top five luxury brands. Burberry is the only British brand to be ranked in the top 10, achieving a digital IQ of 121 for 9th place. […]

The most promising fashion companies of our times seem to be at opposite sides of a spectrum. On the one hand, we have consumers and industry leaders arguing that the fashion industry needs to move beyond fast fashion. They expect brands to produce more ethically and sustainably, while advocating the […]

Adidas has received a blow from the European Union General Court, which ruled that “three parallel equidistant stripes of equal width applied to the product in whichever direction” do not constitute a distinctive mark throughout the EU and, therefore, do not qualify for legal protection. They’re echoing […]

Fashion for Good, the global initiative to make the fashion industry more sustainable, is expanding to South Asia. The organization is launching a dedicated innovation program to scale startups from India and Sri Lanka with the potential to disrupt the fashion supply chain. The organization founded […]

French luxury resale platform Vestiaire Collective has raised 40 million euros (approximately 45 million US dollars or 35.5 million pounds) in a new financing round led by Bpifrance and new CEO Max Bittner, who joined the company in November, 2018. Existing shareholders Eurazeo Growth, Vitruvian Partners, […]

VF Corporation, the company behind several fashion brands including Vans, Timberland and The North Face, has teamed up with Alibaba’s retail analytics hub, Tmall Innovation Center (TMIC), to expand its offerings of apparel, footwear and accessories in China. TMIC will provide VF with data-driven consumer […]

Ambassador Retail is a New York-based consulting agency that specializes in training retail staff and turning them into ambassadors for brands and retailers. In today’s volatile retail landscape, the customer experience is enhanced by the relationship established with brand ambassadors and personal […]

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