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  • While the term ‘back to school’ often invokes anxiety and fear amongst kids, it almost always brings smile on the face of retailers. And why not! It’s the time parents start back-to-school shopping, and that’s when retailers are busy and fruitful. That’s how the story has been every year, but this time it is different. It could be bigger and longer now!After more than 15 months of ‘Zoom’ schooling, children are now getting ready to be back to school in this vaccinated ‘new world order’. Colleges
  • All products featured on British Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.When shoe designer of the moment Amina Muaddi swapped her cult sculptural heels for a Noughties wedge Paris Hilton would be proud of, the fashion crowd knew the footwear landscape was changing. Previously associated with teeny boppers or new-age Sloane Rangers, wedges have been catapulted back in the limelight, albeit afte
  • Tekla, fashion’s favourite bathrobe and bed linen brand (if your sheets are not emblazoned with Tekla stripes, what did you spend lockdown doing?), has teamed up withStüssyon a delightfully cool edit guaranteed to tempt editors and surfers, alike. Based on the proposition that Tekla belongs both at home and on the beach, the brands linked aesthetics on 100 per cent organic cotton percale bedding, poplin sleepwear and surf robes in cactus shades and hand-drawn stripes. From the super-soft pjs to
  • LONDON – Textile chemicals specialist Dylon Dyes has launched a new initiative encouraging consumers to better care for their garments, and will make resources available such as how-to guides.It comes after a report, commissioned by Dylon, highlighted that 66 per cent of respondents were buying the same, if not more, apparel than two years ago.“We are thrilled to be supporting efforts in the fashion industry to build a more sustainable future. The ‘Re-Dye Don’t Re-Buy’ goal is to help educate co
  • TEXAS – US apparel retailer JC Penney has become the latest firm to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) Jeans Redesign Project.All signatories – including the likes of H&M, Levi’s and Tommy Hilfiger – pledge to work by guidelines that establish minimum requirements on garment durability, material health, recyclability and traceability. Briana Seferian, senior designer of specialty women’s apparel at JC Penney, said: “With this initiative and part of our ongoing sustainability commitm
  • LONDON – Sustainability solutions provider Yellow Octopus has partnered with ecommerce delivery firm InPost to streamline clothing donations from consumers.The partnership will enable people to drop off unwanted garments at any InPost locker site throughout the UK, free of charge.Consumers will merely have to register the products they’re donating on Yellow Octopus’s Regain app, and will be incentivised to do so by the offer of discount coupons.
  • Italian luxury fashion company Aeffe has acquired fashion house Moschino’s remaining 30 per cent stakes, that it did not hold, to take full ownership of the company. The transaction is part of the strategy to integrate Moschino’s women’s apparel collections into Aeffe Group. The transaction has amounted to €66.5 million, of which €30 million has been paid.The remaining amount will be paid by November 30, 2021. The fairness of the price was confirmed by an independent fairness opinion issued by D
  • Delta Galil Industries, a Tel Aviv-based producer and distributor of branded and private label garment items, has announced a new strategic alliance with Sonovia, with revenues of $1.45 billion in 2020.At Delta Galil's innovation center in Karmiel, Israel, Sonovia and its machinery manufacturing partner Brückner will install an ultrasonic fabric-finishing applicator to pilot the application of new, eco-friendly fabric finishes that offer antimicrobial protection and other long-term benefits
  • Transparency continues to be slow amongst major fashion brands, also there wasn’t a single British brand or retailer in the Top 10.Figure: According to Fashion Revolution,most of the brands revealed little information about their efforts to address overproduction, plastic use, and waste.It is surprising that the UK consumes most clothes in Europe, but their brands are absent in the top list regarding transparency.RecentlyFashion Revolutionreleased the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. While Italy
  • Recent prevalent looting in two of the most crowded South African provinces caused substantial damage to around 1692 clothing stores. And major retailers sourcing impacted, as well as, the apparel sector and textile manufacturing.Days of rioting and looting sparked by the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma spread throughout KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, which includes Johannesburg, home to some 27 million people.Figure: around 1692 clothing stores were looted. Courtesy: EPAAccording to theConsum
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