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The LIST: Ethically-Made Alternatives to Fast Fashion Part VI. As a result of continued inquiries, we have a running series of posts outlining some ethically-manufactured “alternatives” to fast fashion.

The LIST: Ethically-Made Alternatives to Fast Fashion Part VI

As promised, here is Part VI. It is worth noting that in general, ethically made garments and accessories tend to cost a bit more than their fast fashion alternatives. 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” 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. 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 Over Labor Day weekend, a steady stream of hopefuls arrived at Eckhaus Latta’s basement studio in Chinatown for the chance to take an audition strut down a makeshift runway. was days away, and Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, the designers of Eckhaus Latta, and their casting director, Rachel Chandler, were surveying the talent (male, female and nonconforming) hoping to appear in their fashion show on Sept. 10.

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. “As any retailer is planning for the next generation of customers, and its business in general, sustainability and social impact have to be a top consideration, and it’s positive to see Zara take a step to improve its supply chain,” she said.

According to the Zara site, “the collection embraces a woman who looks into a more sustainable future” and is made with materials like organic cotton, recycled wool and Tencel, a recycled fabric derived from wood cellulose. 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. That is something I don't want. 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. Updated: Beyoncé’s Ivy Park Collection is Being Made in Sweatshops. Beyoncé’s new Ivy Park collection is made in sweatshop conditions by laborers, who earn as little as $6.17 a day (which is technically double the Sri Lankan minimum wage), according to sources, including The Telegraph.

Updated: Beyoncé’s Ivy Park Collection is Being Made in Sweatshops

The mega-star and so-called feminist’s collection hit shelves last month and allegedly aims to “support and inspire women. " Well, as of this weekend, it is already being plagued with controversy as the garments are reportedly being manufactured in Sri Lankan factories by grossly underpaid seamstresses working in conditions being likened to “sweatshop slavery.” 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

He picked out a victoriana style and, holding it up to his chest, asked his mum, "What do you think? " She nodded, responding, "Is it natural fibre? It might feel sweaty if it's not". 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. 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. After the women empowerment movement caught speed, more females are now in charge of the purchase decisions not only for themselves but for the whole household. They will not be shy to spend if they get excellent service and are taken care of at each stage, from product selection to purchase and after sales support.

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. Everything you need to know about male and female shopping behavior. What motivates consumers to make ethically conscious decisions? There is a hunger for information from companies that are seeking to understand how to build their businesses on the back of being more sustainable.

Major brands in particular say they are keen to build trust in their products by becoming more environmentally and ethically conscious but are prepared only to invest if they can see it will add to the bottom line. But while there is an enormous body of knowledge on how to encourage customers to consume more, there remains far less understanding about what motivates them to make more ethical choices, especially during what is likely to be a prolonged period of economic austerity. The Best Ethical Fashion Brands. We've rounded up the best ethically produced and actually stylish brands on the market... Green is the new black, people. Producing ethical fashion is becoming more of a priority for brands across the board from luxury, to high street. 3 founders on how to built an Ethical Fashion brand. 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? Zara Leads In Fast Fashion. The Real Cost Of Fast Fashion. Why is cost of living in UK so expensive? Cost of Living Index by Country 2016 Mid Year. Mass-market theory. Online sales set to grow by 16% in the UK, with average spend of £59 a time. 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 UK retailers expected to make online sales of £45bn this year: study - InternetRetailing. From catwalk to checkout: how Burberry is trying to reinvent retail.

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