ORDRE Weekly

This week's roundup looks at why retailers are prioritising private label; sustainable fashion takes charge in Australia; capturing today's fashion consumer and more

  • THIS FASHION TREND FORECASTER TAUGHT THE ALT-RIGHT HOW TO UNDERMINE DEMOCRACY
  • WHY RETAILERS ARE PRIORITIZING PRIVATE LABEL
  • SUSTAINABLE FASHION TAKES CHARGE IN AUSTRALIA
  • FARFETCH: IS THIS THE FUTURE FOR DEPARTMENT STORES ONLINE?
  • AUSTRALIA’S FIRST SUSTAINABLE FASHION CONFERENCE JUST HAPPENED
  • AMERICAN CONSUMERS TO BEAR BRUNT OF TRUMP TARIFFS
  • IS DRY CLEANING DYING?

 

THE NEW FUNDAMENTALS OF MANUFACTURING

Business Of Fashion

"Agility has never been more critical to success in the fashion industry. BoF breaks down how brands big and small are streamlining their supply chains"


 

THIS FASHION TREND FORECASTER TAUGHT THE ALT-RIGHT HOW TO UNDERMINE DEMOCRACY

i-D Vice

"How a "data nerd who came in from the cold" used fashion's ‘ugly’ fetish to make Donald Trump a palatable President."




WHY RETAILERS ARE PRIORITIZING PRIVATE LABEL

Retail Dive

"Whether it's to protect market share from Amazon or meet demands for uniqueness, more companies are building out proprietary lines, but it doesn't come without challenges."

 


SUSTAINABLE FASHION TAKES CHARGE IN AUSTRALIA

Business Of Fashion

"Australia's fashion industry is turning to sustainability to reshape its perception on the global stage."

 


FARFETCH: IS THIS THE FUTURE FOR DEPARTMENT STORES ONLINE?

Drapers 

"Harvey Nichols signing up to the Farfetch platform could signal a “new age” for the department store model at a time when many are struggling to find a place for themselves, industry experts have argued. It will become the first department store to work with Farfetch, from the second quarter of 2018, and will benefit from its ecommerce and logistics expertise."




AUSTRALIA’S FIRST SUSTAINABLE FASHION CONFERENCE JUST HAPPENED

Vogue Australia

"On Wednesday morning Patrick Duffy, the New York-based co-founder of Global Fashion Exchange, gave a keynote speech at Australia’s first circular fashion conference, namechecking Ginger and Smart, Arnsdorf and organic cotton underwear label Mighty Good as examples of local brands using sustainable textiles and practices."



TECHNOLOGY AND REAL ESTATE MUST BLEND TOGETHER, MEGA MALL OWNER SAYS

CNBC

"Consumers today expect to be very, very well serviced — with technology," Westfield co-CEO Steven Lowy told CNBC in an interview at the ShopTalk conference in Las Vegas. "They wake up every day with that expectation, and it's essential that the retailing industry really adapts and evolves ... so it can compete better."




AMERICAN CONSUMERS TO BEAR BRUNT OF TRUMP TARIFFS

Business Of Fashion

"The $50 billion in tariffs that President Trump is expected to unleash on Chinese imports will translate into higher prices in stores across the US."

 


INSTAGRAM IS EXPANDING ITS SHOPPING SERVICE TO THE UK

Wired

"Instagram's shopping service is expanding into the UK, letting retailers tag their products in images to sell directly to people on the the social network. The launch in the UK follows a small-scale beta trial with Marks & Spencer, Heidi Klein and Mahabis. Amy Cole, head of product development at Instagram, says the shopping tool aims to bring the “mindset of discovery” to businesses looking to sell their products online."


 

IS DRY CLEANING DYING?

Racked

"Casual workwear and fast fashion mean that a once-booming industry is on the decline."

 


THE NEED FOR SPEED: CAPTURING TODAY’S FASHION CONSUMER

McKinsey

"Being on trend no longer guarantees sales and profitability in the fashion sector. In minutes, consumers can spot, own, and share a trend on social media, from any corner of the globe. As a result, hits can sell out rapidly, while misses do not move, even with heavy discounting."