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In Hamlet, William Shakespeare wrote “the apparel oft proclaims the man”. Fashion is not only a state of mind but also an extension of one’s self. It is also a big business. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the global economy into a tailspin and every aspect of supply chains has been severely impacted. Parinda Joshi, author of three books and currently working with a fashion start-up in Silicon Valley, says, “The number of people involved in the buying, selling and production of clothes is much higher than any other business…

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Green Practices And New Fashion Apps Will Tackle Coronavirus Waste

Months of lockdown had a huge impact on fashion, with tons of clothes unsold, which is now forcing the industry to convert itself into a more sustainable and techy one. Global Fashion Agenda updated its sustainability plan in order to guide fashion leaders through the current crisis. In particular, the new CEO Agenda 2020 – COVID-19 Edition aims at raising expectations around the hot topic of sustainability both in the short and the long term. “This crisis presents a unique opportunity to reevaluate the lexicon of fashion and to evolve…

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Coronavirus Will Force Fashion To A Sustainable Future

Fashion is an industry that runs on change with new trends, styles, and whole new ranges offered up every season. In order to meet those demands, it must keep the supply chain working at full steam to stitch up and ship out new fashions at breakneck speed. With its focus on the front end to deliver a continuously changing collection of fashion, it has, by necessity, been slower to change the many moving parts of the industry’s back end. So, it has been moving at a measured pace to meet…

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How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Donating to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fashion and beauty brands are the latest to launch initiatives to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Indie and established names are making donations or raising funds for various organizations that are fighting the impact of COVID-19 on local and national communities. Several brands, including beauty brands Farmacy and Grande Cosmetics, as well as contemporary fashion label Everlane, are donating to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that is providing meals to children and low-income individuals. Celebrity-founded brands are also launching giveback initiatives. Kim Kardashian West’s Skims shapewear brand is donating 20 percent of sales from its cotton collection…

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As Coronavirus Lockdowns Hit Supply Chains, Luxury Fashion Is Not Immune

Topline: Luxury retailers have been hit by a double-whammy of falling demand from Chinese buyers, and lockdowns across major manufacturing regions in Italy that have now spread nationwide. Suppliers of textiles and leather goods told Reuters that demand had been slashed from the likes of Gucci, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo. “We were producing 880 to 1,000 bags a month for Gucci. In February we made 450 and we have no orders for March,” one owner of a supplier to the Kering-owned luxury brand told Reuters. Italy has the largest cluster of Covid-19 cases outside…

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Style stars of 2019: the fashion products that defined the last twelve months

Homespun glory  The boom in sustainable fashion was a welcome addition, to 2019 with brands and consumers finally waking up to the idea that protecting the planet and the notion of buying better are inextricably linked. At the heart of this development is the concept of making well-thought-through purchases from labels offering responsibly made and built-to-last products. Keep this in mind when doing your Santa bit this festive season. Bansha Fair Isle Knit, £285, Shop it here (&Daughter) The gift of a true classic, like this Fair Isle sweater by…

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Dear Fashion Industry, Stop Treating Plus-Size Women Like Second-Class Citizens

Listen up, retailers. As fashion rapidly shifts to accommodate the plus-size market there are a few things you may not have taken into account. When asked to submit the urgent messages they’d like to share with the fashion industry, 80 plus-size women responded overwhelmingly with five demands. The overall message? Stop treating plus-size shoppers like second-class citizens. Here’s a deeper look at what they had to say: 1. No more online-only collections “It is isolating to be fat and to shop online at brands with a store in your area.…

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Chinese fashion group EP Yaying to expand into the US and Australia

Chinese fashion group EP Yaying is planning to expand beyond Asia by launching in the US and Australia by next year. The group is bullish about the increasing popularity of the Chinese culture-inspired fashion, and believes it will resonate with foreign consumers. EP Yaying started as a small garment factory in 1988 and in 2016, it has adopted a dual-brand development strategy to cater to different customer bases. Its EP brand offers contemporary international fashion styles while Yaying focuses on “deep exploration of China’s traditional culture, aesthetics, fashion and craftsmanship…

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Fashion and travel blogger Alexandra Lapp, 44, credits age for her success

If age is an obstacle for women in fashion and blogging, Alexandra Lapp may be the exception to the rule. The 44-year-old fashion and travel influencer, who has more than 260,000 followers on Instagram, believes she’s found success in an otherwise ageist industry because of her age, not in spite of it. “I guess a big success factor is surely my age as there are not a lot of women blogging past 40,” Lapp told the Daily Mail. FITNESS BLOGGER CELEBRATES 3 YEARS WITHOUT ADDERALL AFTER DRUG ‘RUINED’ HER LIFE “But there are many women…

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Fashion e-tailer High Street Essentials reports ₹1.3 crore profits in FY19

BENGALURU : Delhi-based fashion e-tailer, High Street Essentials Pvt. Ltd. (HSE), the parent company behind women-centric fashion brands, FabAlley and Indya, has reported a net profit of ₹1.3 crore, on net revenues of ₹90.2 crore for the financial year ended March 2019, registering a 70% year-on-year revenue growth. According to the company’s unaudited financial results releases on Sunday, it’s EBITDA stood at ₹3.3 Cr for FY19, however, it did not reveal expenditure numbers. HSE’s co-founder Tanvi Malik told Mint that a majority of its sales came from online channels accounting for around 55% to 57% percent…

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