"Eco-conscious shoppers will be happy to know that sustainability is ingrained in Costa Rican design, mostly as a result of the tropical landscape—Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, and a quarter of its land is protected for parks and reserves."
Business Of Fashion
"By 2030 it is predicted that we will be using two Earths worth of resources and the demand for clothing is expected to have risen by 63 percent according to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit's recent Pulse of The Fashion Industry report written in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group. As we hurtle along this trajectory, can we afford to put all our bets on being able to make current rates of fashion consumption sustainable?"
"Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, who has long faced accusations of not doing enough to eradicate fake goodsfrom its shopping sites, has been stepping up efforts to tackle the problem by investing in better tracking technologies and making new partnerships with brands to go after sellers of illegal merchandise"
South China Morning Post
"As e-commerce giants put the squeeze on brick-and-mortar shops in the Lion City’s malls, savvy operators are rethinking the world of retail by offering food, drink and experiences"
"Open Style Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing issues surrounding clothing for the disabled. On Saturday, OSL hosted its fourth fashion showcase at Parsons School of Design, where four teams of designers, engineers, and occupational therapists showed a custom garment designed for a client in a wheelchair."
"The debate over how to eradicate poor employment practices in some UK factories flared up again this week, prompting retailers and manufacturers to call for more support from the government."
Business Of Fashion
"Artificial intelligence can help businesses align supply and demand, scale personal service and design better products."
"Almost all consumers today have access to a smartphone, a tablet device, or, at the very least, the Internet, and this gives them the capability to engage with the businesses they purchase from, on their own terms."