Clothing brand Hush sees rapid growth in backlash against fast fashion

 Hush started out selling pyjamas and cardigans but now covers all wardrobe bases. Photograph: Hush PrettyLittleThing and Missguided have hit the big time selling £5 dresses and £1 bikinis to the youth market but another online British brand, Hush, is expanding rapidly in a backlash against fast fashion. Sales at London-based Hush, which is run by a husband and wife team, jumped 35% last year to more than £40m as its jumpsuits and dresses found an audience among women aged 35 to 45 who, it says, “like fashion but are not a slave to…

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Apple’s Push to Flood India With Used iPhones Ignites Backlash

Apple’s latest attempt to crack the Indian smartphone market by selling used phones is meeting a wall of resistance. The iPhone maker is seeking permission to become the first company allowed to import and sell used phones into the country, its second attempt in as many years. This time, the stakes are higher and a growing number of industry executives are fighting the move, warning government officials in private that it’ll open the floodgates to electronic waste, jeopardize local players, and make a farce of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make…

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