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Fashion Friday: Best Performing Brands in Beauty and Fashion in Western Europe

by December 2nd, 2016

Discount brands have gained significant traction in Western Europe due to their lower price points and larger distribution networks. In addition, many brands that were previously limited to North America, such as Lululemon and Victoria’s Secret, are now opening stores in Western Europe and bringing online shopping with them. Download as an MP3

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Decoding Sustainability in the Denim Industry: Interview with Michael Kobori, Vice President of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co

by December 1st, 2016

The denim industry is regarded as having one of the worst environmental and ethical footprints within fashion. According to a Greenpeace report, it takes 1.7 million tons of chemicals to produce two billion pairs of jeans every year and the water consumption needed for production can go as high as 7,000 litres per one pair. […]

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Apparel Retailing at Christmas: Create Holiday Cheer by Gifting Convenience

by November 26th, 2016

It’s the most important time of the year. Holiday retailing is in full swing and given apparel and footwear is one of the most desired items for gifts, this season is expected to prove considerably fruitful for the industry. High traffic provides prime opportunities to capture consumer attention and garner brand loyalty; however, as purchase behaviours […]

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The New Consumerism in Fashion: Will Apparel Industry Seize the Circular Economy Opportunity?

by October 28th, 2016

The circular economy is one of eight trends which we see combining to create The New Consumerism. The New Consumerism sees today’s consumers assessing their priorities and increasingly asking themselves what they truly value: Why own something that I only use sporadically? Why accumulate more belongings when I could be out experiencing life? Why pay for […]

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Fashion Friday: Targeting the Middle Eastern Consumer in Personal Accessories

by and October 28th, 2016

The Middle East is well adapted to Western trends, as Middle Eastern countries are very well aware of international brands and their appeal due to social media. However, the strong retail sector and the culture of heading to a shopping mall as a leisure activity are facilitating the development of the retail and personal accessories […]

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Blue Jeans Go ‘Green’: Is Ethical Production a Good Fit for the Denim Industry?

by October 13th, 2016

As ‘new consumerism’ sees shoppers’ demand shift increasingly towards sustainability and ethically produced fashion, jeans, one of the worst offenders in terms of human and environmental production costs, will present some of the best opportunities to make a sound business out of ethically produced apparel. The peculiarities of the UK’s relationship with jeans will make […]

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Fashion Friday: Chinese Tourists Looking to Australia as a Fashion Destination

by September 30th, 2016

Chinese tourists are visiting Australia with the intention to shop. Many of these tourists are buying luxury brands while they visit Australia, as the country has built its status as a luxury shopping destination with the arrival of many global luxury companies. National tourism campaigns are also specifically directed at Chinese tourists. According to Euromonitor […]

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