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The LIST: Ethically-Made Alternatives to Fast Fashion Part VI. Hugo Boss Unveils First See Now, Buy Now Product. Hugo Boss Unveils First See Now, Buy Now Product (14 September 2016) At the label’s runway show in New York on Wednesday, Hugo Boss unveiled its first “see now, buy now” product — the Boss Bespoke Soft, a hand-painted leather bag inspired by David Hockey and available in four colours, which went on sale immediately after the runway show in select Boss stores worldwide and the brand’s website.

Hugo Boss Unveils First See Now, Buy Now Product

“I think now is the perfect time for Boss to offer new and exciting products to our consumers directly at the time they see it," Jason Wu, artistic director of Boss Womenswear, told BoF. "We are becoming even more retail driven and it makes sense to have a more customised experience in our stores and on hugoboss.com.” Michael Kors Takes A 'Hybrid' Approach to Fashion Immediacy (14 September 2016) Michael Kors Autumn/Winter 2016 | Source: Indigital. Syrian refugee children found working in Next and H&M factories. Two of Britain’s high street giants have found Syrian refugee children working in their clothing factories in Turkey, leading to calls for other retailers to investigate their own supply chains.

Syrian refugee children found working in Next and H&M factories

H&M and Next were the only retailers that admitted to identifying child labour in supplier factories in Turkey, but there are fears that the phenomenon could be far more widespread after several other companies failed to answer questions on the use of Syrian workers in their factories. Along with China, Cambodia and Bangladesh, Turkey is one of the largest producers of clothing sold on the British high street, supplying labels that include Topshop, Burberry, Marks & Spencer and Asos. The country is also the world’s largest host of Syrian refugees, accepting more than 2.5 million people who have fled the conflict since 2011. Refugee crisis - in pictures Hundreds of thousands of Syrian adults in Turkey work for low pay far below the minimum wage of 1,300 Turkish lira (£309) per month. Copying in Fashion: Flattery or Theft, Evolution or Devolution? This development in terms of the formal legal rights that Louis Vuitton holds in connection with the Petite Malle is important, as it gives the house rather clear grounds to go after any of the aforementioned brands that have taken to copying the design.

Copying in Fashion: Flattery or Theft, Evolution or Devolution?

(It is worth noting that the house could likely have initiated action against these brands prior to issuance of the patent based on trade dress grounds). However, there is arguably a larger issue at play here: a general sense of disregard for originality and the intellectual property rights of others - as demonstrated by consumers and copyists, alike. On This Runway, Non-Models and Cool Kids. Photo.

On This Runway, Non-Models and Cool Kids

ZARA United Kingdom. Glossy: Fashion, Luxury, Technology. Fast-fashion retailer Zara is trying its hand at sustainability with a new fashion line made using environmentally friendly materials.

Glossy: Fashion, Luxury, Technology

The push by Zara, which has nearly 2,000 stores in 88 countries, is indicative of the continued push for increased transparency in retail, and demonstrates the importance for retailers to commit to sustainability, according to Brooke Blashill, svp and director at Boutique@Ogilvy. Glossy: Fashion, Luxury, Technology. Some Thoughts From: Dries Van Noten. “Some Thoughts From,” a series of short features spanning some of the industry’s most notable designers, editors, models and other industry insiders, sharing their thoughts on anything and everything fashion.

Some Thoughts From: Dries Van Noten

Up this week: a look back at some of the most quotable excerpts from Belgian design great and member of the legendry Antwerp Six, Dries Van Noten. On garments being more than just products: Fashion is a reflection of what's happening in the world. It's not simply a product. Beyonce’s ivy park range is empowering, unless you’re a sweatshop worker. Image via Ivy Park Since its release, Beyoncé's Topshop gym range Ivy Park has been a huge hit.

beyonce’s ivy park range is empowering, unless you’re a sweatshop worker

Made in partnership with Sir Philip Green, the owner of the Arcadia Group that owns the global chain, the garments almost immediately sold out upon release and have sparked fierce bidding wars on eBay. But recent investigations have highlighted the troubling production methods behind the line. Despite the artist saying she hopes the 228-piece range will "support and inspire women", Sun on Sunday has reported that the clothes are made by Sri Lankan seamstresses who earn as little as 8.50 (£4.30) a day.

While the wage is higher than the Sri Lankan legal minimum, Jakub Sobik from Anti-Slavery International told The Age: "This is a form of sweatshop slavery. " Updated: Beyoncé’s Ivy Park Collection is Being Made in Sweatshops. The binary is boring: moving towards a genderless fashion future. A few weekends ago, I was browsing the womenswear department of a high street store, when a boy of about 13 started flicking through the same rail of blouses as me.

the binary is boring: moving towards a genderless fashion future

Men vs. Women: Differences in Shopping Habits & Buying Decisions. 'Men Buy, Women Shop': The Sexes Have Different Priorities When Walking Down the Aisles. When it comes to shopping, women are from Nordstrom’s and men are from Sears.

'Men Buy, Women Shop': The Sexes Have Different Priorities When Walking Down the Aisles

Women are happy to meander through sprawling clothing and accessory collections or detour through the shoe department. They like to glide up glass escalators past a grand piano, or spray a perfume sample on themselves on their way to, maybe, making a purchase. For men, shopping is a mission. They are out to buy a targeted item and flee the store as quickly as possible, according to new Wharton research. In a study titled, “Men Buy, Women Shop,” researchers at Wharton’s Jay H.

Men Buy Women Shop – Gender-based Consumer Behavior Insights for Marketers! – Think Design. Consumer behavior interpretation is not a nascent discipline but the gender difference in attitude towards purchase is fairly recent.

Men Buy Women Shop – Gender-based Consumer Behavior Insights for Marketers! – Think Design

Infographic: Online Shopping Habits Men vs. Women. An online store owner will examine their customer data in order to find news ways to grow their business, and better ways to target customers. Mostly they will look at stats on certain purchasing groups, but it’s not too often we stop and take a hard look at what the clear cut differences are between male and female shoppers. Therefore, we have created this info graphic in order to examine the differences between men and women in their online shopping habits.

While you might be tempted to say you know everything there is to know about the differences, a broader look into the two sexes reveals some interesting information that all online shop owners can use. Brief data from the infographic: – Both women and men tend to do most of the shopping from their laptops – Men are more likely to use their smartphones for a purchase, (45% vs. 34%) – Women are much more likely to buy something if it is on sale. (74% vs. 54% – Male shoppers tend to stop shopping after they find the first workable product. Everything you need to know about male and female shopping behavior.

What motivates consumers to make ethically conscious decisions? The Best Ethical Fashion Brands. What is ethical fashion? 3 founders on how to built an Ethical Fashion brand. Starting a fashion brand is easy! But selling to actual consumers is very difficult! Ethics influence a third of female shoppers. Victoria's Secret says it chooses models who appeal to women — and that its goal is not to appeal to men. What are some examples of how its models appeal to women? - Quora. Businessinsider. The Game Changer: How Every Leader Can Drive Everyday Innovation - A. G. Lafley, Ram Charan. Left and Right Hemispheres - The Brain Made Simple. What is emotional branding? Every marketer knows that branding is incredibly important – it enables customers familiar with your brand to distinguish it amongst a sea of competitors.

Zara Leads In Fast Fashion. Zara, the major division of the Spanish retailer Inditex continues to change retailing through its rapid, vertically integrated supply chain. Zara has become the leader in rapid development of fast changing fashions. The Real Cost Of Fast Fashion. Fast fashion is getting faster and cheaper. Rarely a week goes by without a global brand announcing an expansion, new flagship store, partnership program or brand extension to woo millennial shoppers. Why is cost of living in UK so expensive? Readers Question: Why is cost of living in UK so expensive? The cost of living depends on: The price of basic necessities – food, fuel, heating, transport, housing / rent, entertainment.The effective cost of living also depends on real wages. It is expensive to live in Nordic countries, but real wages tend to be higher. For items, such as eating out – the US is often cheaper than many European countries, but Americans need to spend much more on private health care insurance.

Cost of Living Index by Country 2016 Mid Year. Mass-market theory. The mass-market theory, otherwise known as the 'trickle across', is a social fashion behavioral marketing strategy established by Robinson in 1958 and King in 1963.[1] Mass market is defined as, "a market coverage strategy in which a firm decides to ignore market segment differences and appeal to the whole market with one offer or one strategy.

Online sales set to grow by 16% in the UK, with average spend of £59 a time. Online sales in Europe are expected to rise by 18 per cent to £131.2 billion this year, figures from RetailMeNot and the Centre for Retail Research found, with UK, France, and Germany expected to account for the bulk of this. The UK is predicted to see a 16 per cent growth, and is expected to account for more than a third (34 per cent) of all online retail sales in the eight European markets surveyed in 2014. 95% of British people buy goods via internet retailers. Forever 21 facing challenges to business.

Why Students Aren’t Fighting Forever 21. Recycle your clothes. Forget Organic, Retailers Increasingly Are Turning to Sustainable Cotton. H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB Six-month report. What is e-commerce (electronic commerce or EC)? - Definition from WhatIs.com. UK retailers expected to make online sales of £45bn this year: study - InternetRetailing. From catwalk to checkout: how Burberry is trying to reinvent retail. Fast Fashion and the Chase to the Bottom. Join life editorial-Join Life. Bullring - Shopping centres - Shopping - Things to Do, Attractions and Hotspots, Visit Birmingham UK.