July 15, 2021

Day: July 15, 2021

Are your favourite fashion brands using forced labour? | Business and Economy News

The global fashion and retail industry’s reliance on producing quick-turnaround goods at a low cost through outsourcing and complex, globalised supply chains has allowed forced labour to thrive, workers’ rights advocates warn, claiming that major fashion brands profiting from the model seem reluctant to change.

The apparel sector employs over 60 million workers worldwide, according to the World Bank Group. And while 97 percent of fashion and retail brands have codes of conduct and corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards, such policies are neither effective in preventing forced labour nor in ensuring remedy outcomes for workers, according to advocacy group

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Schiaparelli unveils high jewellery collection

Schiaparelli’s July 2021 high jewellery collection launches at Paris Couture Week

Schiaparelli’s bijoux are as bold as ever, as artistic director Daniel Roseberry nods to matadors and space aliens and says, ‘Give me more beauty’ 

Daniel Roseberry’s fourth collection for Schiaparelli, titled The Matador, takes inspiration from an eclectic mash-up of eras, artists, space aliens and, naturally, matadors, for joyful pieces that resist classification. His new collection is more interested in the notion of prettiness than last season’s, which flirted with extremity in a push back against the limits of couture. After a year filled with apocalyptic doom, Roseberry takes

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Rebecca Minkoff, retailers renting clothes with no monthly commitment

Rebecca Minkoff recently started allowing customers to rent clothing without a subscription.

Source: Rebecca Minkoff

In a bid for more customers, some apparel brands are starting to rent their clothes — without a monthly subscription.

Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff recently became the first to offer a “borrow” option on her website, powered by rental technology platform CaaStle. Customers can wear the item as many times as they like during the rental period and have the option to buy it at an adjusted price.

Subscriptions, on the other hand, generally have a set monthly fee for a certain number of items

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‘He’s a star, Gap is benefiting from that’: will Kanye West save the clothing giant? | Fashion

The Gap has released the second item from its collaboration with Kanye West’s Yeezy label. A black puffer called a “go round” jacket, which the rapper wore at the Balenciaga couture show, follows the electric blue puffer jacket which went on sale in June.

Insiders are hoping that the collaboration will reverse the fortunes of the retail giant and the signs are positive. The home of khaki lost $62m (£45m) in the third quarter of last year, according to Women’s Wear Daily, and confirmed plans to close all 81 of its physical stores in the UK and Ireland. But

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