How do ethical concerns shape fast-fashion purchases?

Inside Retail

Of the world’s industries that profit from worker exploitation, the fashion industry is notorious , in part because of the sharp contrast between how fashion is made and how it is marketed. Well-known fast-fashion brands include H&M, Zara and Uniqlo.

Meet the fast fashion brand making shoes out of offcuts

Inside Retail

Sana’s success and how it’s using offcuts to make fast fashion more sustainable. As the consumer has access to endless information and content, the notion and impact of fast fashion and its effect on both the environment and labourers is common knowledge.

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Love Island partners with eBay UK as UK shoppers are becoming increasingly conscious of fast fashion

365 Retail

eBay UK, which has seen one pre-loved fashion sale every second so far in 2022, is the first pre-loved fashion partner to couple up with the popular TV show. Fashion News Social Sustainability Amy Bannerman ebay Facebook Fast Fashion Instagram Love Island TikTok

Shein surpasses H&M, Zara in US fast fashion sales

Retail Dive

fast-fashion market, environmental sustainability concerns could drive consumers away from fast-fashion brands As the e-commerce site leads the U.S.

How Shein makes 'fast fashion' look slow

Retail Dive

The Chinese DTC company is winning over Gen Z by being speedier, fresher and more inclusive, according to a report from Edited

Dear Fast Fashion – A Break Up Letter

Thrifts and Tangles

Dear Fast-Fashion, You and I have had some great times together and you once made me so happy, The post Dear Fast Fashion – A Break Up Letter appeared first on Thrifts and Tangles. Sustainability eco-friendly ethical fashion valentine's day

7 Tips To Help You Quit Fast Fashion

Thrifts and Tangles

Are you finding it difficult to quit fast fashion? Shopping fast fashion is easy, but being a more conscious and ethical consumer can be easy, too. There are simple steps you can take today to help you kiss fast fashion goodbye!

Alteri Investors backs fast fashion brand Missguided

Retail Times

Alteri Investors (“Alteri”), the specialist European retail sector investor, today announces that it has made a significant investment in Missguided Limited, owner of the global fashion brand and digital retailer Missguided.

UK fashion trade marks owned by online fast fashion houses jump 163% in last five years, research reveals

Retail Times

The number of trade marks owned by online fast fashion retailers such as Asos, Boohoo and Shein has increased by 163% from 136 to 358 in the last five years, shows new research by leading intellectual property law firm Mathys & Squire.

Fast fashion faces steep declines in the next decade or sooner, UBS warns

Retail Dive

Sustainable sub-brands or special campaigns may not be enough as more consumers reject the sector's high-volume, high-turnover, low-price approach

Levi Strauss COO: Our products are 'the antithesis of fast fashion'

Retail Dive

The company will come out with its first full sustainability report in Q4, according to Chief Operating Officer Liz O'Neill

How Shein’s social media tactics have won over ‘eco-conscious’ Gen Z

Inside Retail

Chinese fast fashion retailer Shein may frequently grab headlines for the wrong reasons but there’s no denying the increasing popularity of the controversial brand. As of October 2020, Shein was the world’s largest online-only fashion company, according to Euromonitor International.

U.S. Apparel Resale to Double in Next Five Years, Fueled by Retailers and Brands

Retail Touch

At the same time, the rental and fast fashion sectors are expected to remain relatively flat, and department stores, value chains and mid-priced specialty retail will lose ground. Value is always in fashion when economic uncertainty is high.”.

Not so fast! Supply bottlenecks strain fashion chains

Inside Retail

Supply bottlenecks, slower product deliveries and higher freight and labour costs risk shifting the fast fashion industry into the slow lane, as shown this week by British online fashion retailer Asos. The post Not so fast!

Analysis: Why does Shein continue to escape scrutiny?

Inside Retail

The Chinese fast fashion giant may be one of the most downloaded fashion apps around the world, but it continues to maintain a low corporate profile. Ask any consumer to name a fast fashion retailer and they probably think of H&M, Zara or Gap. Inclusive fashion.

Primark to Quadruple U.S. Store Count in Next 5 Years, Appoints New U.S. President

Retail Touch

Ireland-based fast fashion retailer Primark is continuing its steady expansion in the U.S., The company’s most recent opening, its 13 th , took place in Philadelphia’s Fashion District in September 2021.

Inditex, the Bigger Picture by RBC

Fashion Retail

News Fast Fashion Financials Operations Trends ZaraA few years ago, in a conference in Barcelona, I described how growing global uncertainties were impacting businesses and, as a consequence, how important was to invest in digitization and become a data-driven company.

Reseller Sellply Expands in Europe

VMS

Fast fashion brand H&M (Stockholm), owner of second-hand retailer Sellply, said it will open 20 more locations in Europe, according to Business of Fashion. Headlines fast fashion H&M resale Sellply sustainability

Wish Adds Shoppable Videos in an Effort to Drive ‘Discovery Commerce’

Retail Touch

B2C fast fashion platform Wish has launched a new shoppable video feature to simplify the path to purchase on its site. The new Wish Clips feature allows merchants to create and upload five- to 30-second video clips that showcase their product in action.

Primark Opening in Philadelphia Fashion District

VMS

The store will be located in the Fashion District mall. The post Primark Opening in Philadelphia Fashion District appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Headlines fast fashion philadelphia Primark

Fashion Goes Tech: Digitization in Retail (2)

Fashion Retail

The Merchandise Life Cycle In Fashion, products tend to have a short product lifecycle due to fast changes in trends and demand. Fast Fashion accelerated the traditional business model (e.g. The Industry Fashtech Fast Fashion Merchandising Operations Sustainability Trend

Windsor Fashions to ‘Capitalize on Return to Normalcy’ with 150 New Locations by 2023

Retail Touch

Fast fashion retailer Windsor Fashions is planning to open 150 new stores over the next two years, adding to its current fleet of 230 locations across 42 states in the U.S.

Winnie Park Named CEO of Forever 21

VMS

Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 (Los Angeles) has named Winnie Park as CEO, effective immediately, according to a press release. Headlines ceo fast fashion forever 21 paper source

Apparel Brands Report 2021

Fashion Retail

News Coronavirus Deep Dive Fashion Brands Fast Fashion Fast Retailing GAP H&M Inditex Omnichannel Operations TrendsA few weeks ago, I was guest speaker during RBC exclusive expert call.

Inditex Retail Space Turnaround: adapting to omnichannel

Fashion Retail

News Coronavirus Digital Fast Fashion H&M Omnichannel Operations Stores ZaraAccording to RBC Capital Markets Insights, European General Retail Apparel space reductions easing.

Shein taps Khloé Kardashian, Jenna Lyons as judges for fashion designer contest

Retail Dive

The retailer has launched the contest during its rise to fast-fashion dominance in the U.S.

H&M to Shutter 250 Stores in 2021

Retail Touch

Fast-fashion retailer H& M announced plans to close approximately 250 stores next year as it seeks to step up the pace of its transformation via digital investments, store portfolio optimization and increasingly integrated channels.

Shein valuation could reach $100B with latest funding round, Bloomberg reports

Retail Dive

The Chinese fast-fashion retailer leverages social media to entice younger shoppers with super-low prices and speedy turnover of styles

Can anything take the Shein of China’s e-commerce titan?

Inside Retail

When the Nanjing-based company was established, in 2008, it was labelled a discount brand, selling ultra-cheap, of-the-moment fashion. Fast forward to 2020 and Shein had become the world’s largest online-only fashion firm, valued at more than US$30 billion ($40.1

Hudson's Bay partners with Forever 21

Retail Dive

The Canadian retailer is strategically reaching out to a younger demographic, but is Gen Z interested in fast fashion

Lulu's joins bumper crop of retailers with plans to go public

Retail Dive

The fast-fashion e-retailer says that brick-and-mortar apparel sales will increasingly be under pressure as younger consumers buy more online

With used apparel sales set to reach $77B in 5 years, more retailers join in, ThredUp finds

Retail Dive

The segment, which may outpace the wider market eleven-fold in that time, is upending fast fashion, according to a report from the secondhand site

Digital Trend Foresights: Listening to Signals Left Behind by Shoppers & Competitors

IntelligenceNode

Long gone are the days when the fashion executive could set her product lines seasons in advance of a debut with shoppers.

Mango to open 40 U.S. stores over next two years

Retail Wire

The fast-fashion retailer will debut a 2,100-square-foot location next month on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Mango plans to open 40 new stores in the U.S. by the end of 2024. in-article

How Cool is Sustainability in Fashion

Fashion Retail

FASHION SUSTAINABILITY IS THE NEW COOL Last week, during a talk with investors, suppliers and retailers, I was asked if Fast Fashion can really be sustainable. The Industry Circular Economy FaaS Fashion Brands Sustainability

H&M opens up donations at checkout to support vaccinating kids worldwide

Inside Retail

The Australian arm of fast-fashion brand H&M is launching an initiative today to help vaccinate children against preventable diseases by partnering with UNICEF.

Retail’s Teachable Moment

Retail Prophet

Globally, our slavishness to things like fast fashion has had dire environmental impact. The fashion sector alone is responsible for roughly 10 percent of global emissions. By Doug Stephens The global pandemic provided the retail industry with a brutal lesson in trade imbalances.

Primark may add click and collect service

Retail Wire

Fast-fashion chain Primark has no plans to enable online ordering with delivery. It may, however add a buy online and pickup in-store service in response to changes in consumer shopping behavior.

Etsy to buy fashion reseller Depop in push for younger consumers

Inside Retail

Etsy Inc said on Wednesday it would acquire Gen-Z focused fashion reseller Depop for $1.63 More young consumers are moving toward second-hand fashion options, conscious of the environment and carbon footprint of the clothing industry.

Shein becomes a fashion go-to for America’s teens

Retail Wire

Shein, a Chinese fast-fashion brand, has become a favorite online destination for American teens. Shein has benefited from the low-price merchandise sold it sells despite concerns about the environmental impact of easily disposed of clothing. in-article

Revolution Beauty accelerates customer engagement with an increased online conversion rate uplift of 3.59% using Taggstar’s social proof messaging

Retail Times

Revolution Beauty’s fast-fashion approach to beauty sees it launch products weekly, with a highly engaged influencer and customer base involved in spreading the word.

JCPenney Partners with Forever 21 to Woo Gen Z

VMS

Apparel and accessories from fast fashion brand Forever 21 (Los Angeles) will available online and at JCPenney stores, according to a press release.

H&M to quit Westfield Bondi Junction after lease negotiations break down

Inside Retail

Fast-fashion giant H&M is to close its high-profile store at Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, unable to agree on lease terms with owner Scentre Group.