ORDRE Weekly

In this week's round up; watch the teaser trailer for ORDRE x DVF SS'18, discover the BFC's new climate change initiative, why old sourcing models are dead and more


ORDRE PRESENTS DIANE VON FURSTENBERG SS'18

ORDRE

"DVF to present their SS'18 collection in ORDRE's online showrooms, featuring 360° image capture technology and a Virtual Reality experience of their NYFW show"

 

IS THE OLD SOURCING MODEL DEAD?

Business Of Fashion

"Low-cost labour country sourcing continues to dominate fashion manufacturing but a move toward digitisation and automation is shifting the entire paradigm."

 

CAN CHINESE MANUFACTURERS EVER BE CLEAN, GREEN AND PROFITABLE? GARMENT FACTORIES SEARCH FOR THE ANSWER

South China Morning Post

"Wastewater recycling is just one ‘innovation’ China’s clothes producers are adopting in a bid to keep pace with buyers’ and government demands."

 

WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE CFDA?

Business Of Fashion

"CFDA chief executive Steven Kolb and chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg outline their plans for the future amidst criticism and a designer exodus from New York Fashion Week."

 

APPAREL SOURCING THE NEXT DIGITAL FRONTIER FOR FASHION COMPANIES

WWD

"Fashion executives are aiming for a digital overhaul of manufacturing in the coming years, a new study found."

 

THE FUTURE OF RETAIL IS TINY STORES EVERYWHERE THAT SELL EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED

Quartz

"At a time when Amazon is getting an increasingly large slice of the retail dollars spent on the internet, micro-shops containing the goods people need when they need them, cloud be a way for retailers to combat the online giant."



BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL LAUNCHES CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVE WITH VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Business Of Fashion

"The Fashion Switch programme will focus on the commitment to green energy tariffs and has already signed companies including Kering and Selfridges."

 

SCIENTISTS CREATED COTTON THAT GLOWS AND IS MAGNETIC

Quartz

"Your reliable, plain cotton t-shirt might be on the cusp of a technological breakthrough, thanks to sugar."