US fast-fashion spending is dominated by SHEIN and Uniqlo.

US fast-fashion spending is dominated by SHEIN and Uniqlo.

As luxury spending declines, fast fashion becomes more popular in the US, according to new research from Consumer Edge, a global provider of consumer transaction data. After rising by 15% in 2022, the direct-to-consumer luxury sector saw a 7% decrease in 2023, in contrast to the 2% growth in US fast fashion spending. Value-priced SHEIN, a Singaporean company, outperforms rivals in the US fast-fashion market, holding a commanding 40% of …

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Sustainable Fashion Week in Bristol has an international impact.

Sustainable Fashion Week in Bristol has an international impact.

A UK city’s eco-initiative has become so successful that it has spread around the world. In 2021, Bristol hosted the inaugural Sustainable Fashion Week (SFW) to raise awareness of the industry’s environmental impact during London Fashion Week. Since then, its scope has tripled, with events taking place not only in the US, Papua New Guinea, India, and the UK. According to SFW India’s Priyanka Abhishek, the program is assisting Indians …

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Is there a slowdown in fast fashion? How trade is being utilized as a “force for good” worldwide

Is there a slowdown in fast fashion? How trade is being utilized as a "force for good" worldwide

Within the realm of fast fashion, trends emerge and fade rapidly, making it difficult for international trade laws to keep up with the incessant cycles of production and consumption. Global trade has a history of failing to address the disturbing reality that lies behind the glamorous exterior of this fast-paced industry: a supply chain tainted by forced labor and violations of human rights. However, experts claim that’s evolving. In order …

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Adobe makes a fashion statement with a digital dress

Adobe makes a fashion statement with a digital dress

At the 2023 Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles, which is known for showcasing creative software, Adobe shocked the audience by giving them a sneak peek at their unusual project, called “Project Primrose.” The innovative project revolves around a dress that has the ability to instantly change its patterns and forms. The Project Primrose dress deviates from the norm by using a flexible textile display instead of traditional fabric. Previously …

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The State of Fashion in 2024: Growth oases amid a climate of uncertainty

The State of Fashion in 2024: Growth oases amid a climate of uncertainty

In 2024, fashion companies will have to contend with changing market conditions, technological advancements, and economic challenges. But there will always be opportunities due to changing consumer priorities. Although storm clouds are gathering, the fashion industry may be able to weather the impending challenges based on recent experience. The McKinsey Global Fashion Index indicates that in 2022, the industry demonstrated its resilience once more, nearly matching the record economic profit …

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Why does everyone hate Zara? Oversight of the 2023 Palestine fashion campaign controversy amid calls for widespread boycott

Why does everyone hate Zara? Oversight of the 2023 Palestine fashion campaign controversy amid calls for widespread boycott

Zara, a multinational apparel chain based in Spain, faced criticism recently after its latest advertising campaign went viral. Model Kristen McMenamy appears in the campaign, dubbed “The Jacket,” which is a part of the brand’s Collection 4 Atelier series. She is seen carrying a mannequin covered in white fabric, and there are other white-clad mannequins scattered around that seem to be missing limbs. The photographs in the fashion campaign also …

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Court cases involving fast fashion: An overview of Shein’s RICO and antitrust cases

Court cases involving fast fashion: An overview of Shein's RICO and antitrust cases

Behemoth of fast fashion Two federal civil lawsuits were filed against Shein, and they arrived within a week of one another. The latest occurred when Temu, a competitor lower-class retailer, filed an antitrust lawsuit in the Massachusetts U.S. District Court. Three fashion designers accused the online retailer of copyright infringement and racketeering earlier in July, and they filed a lawsuit in the District Court for the Central District of California. …

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