ORDRE Weekly

This week's roundup includes solutions to the world's fast-fashion crisis; the potential for a lab-grown leather revolution; the concealed reality of wool shearing and more

  • THE ROLE OF DRONES IN BRANDING, RETAIL AND FASHION
  • CAN AN AWARDS SHOW SOLVE FASHION'S SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE?
  • WHY INDIA AND CHINA MAY BE THE SOLUTION TO THE WORLD'S FAST FASHION CRISIS
  • TO BREAK OUR FAST-FASHION ADDICTION, GREENPEACE SAYS WE HAVE TO EMBRACE “TRUE MATERIALISM”
  • WITH LAB-GROWN LEATHER, MODERN MEADOW IS ENGINEERING A FASHION REVOLUTION
  • COULD ADVANCES IN AI FASHION DESIGN SIGNAL THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE INDUSTRY?
  • COMMUNITY FOCUS AND SHORTER LEASES 'KEY TO RETAIL REGENERATION'
  • FORGET FUR – IS IT TIME TO STOP WEARING WOOL?
  • THE AMAZING WAYS BURBERRY IS USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BIG DATA TO DRIVE SUCCESS


THE ROLE OF DRONES IN BRANDING, RETAIL AND FASHION

WWD

"An exec at drone service company Measure discusses the unique branding solutions that drones offer brands, and the possibilities for how, someday, they may change the retail landscape at large."

 

CAN AN AWARDS SHOW SOLVE FASHION'S SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE?

Business Of Fashion

"Eco-Age and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will spotlight sustainability success stories as they co-host the inaugural Green Carpet Fashion Awards."



WHY INDIA AND CHINA MAY BE THE SOLUTION TO THE WORLD'S FAST FASHION CRISIS

Forbes

"Though “eco fashion” or “sustainable fashion” has typically been associated with developed markets due to their higher price point, research indicates that emerging market economies actually seem to care more about ethical fashion than their developed market counterparts."



TO BREAK OUR FAST-FASHION ADDICTION, GREENPEACE SAYS WE HAVE TO EMBRACE “TRUE MATERIALISM”

Quartz

"Fashion brands and industry groups have been eyeing one solution(pdf)—technology that would allow us to recycle textiles infinitely, turning old clothes into new ones again and again. But a new reportfrom Greenpeace contends that these efforts are nowhere near being viable yet. What’s first required, according to the environmental advocacy group, is for consumers to embrace “true materialism.”



WITH LAB-GROWN LEATHER, MODERN MEADOW IS ENGINEERING A FASHION REVOLUTION

Business Of Fashion

"The New Jersey-based start-up is bringing the awesome potential of synthetic biology to the fashion industry, unlocking powerful business, creative and public relations benefits."



COULD ADVANCES IN AI FASHION DESIGN SIGNAL THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE INDUSTRY?

South China Morning Post

"As companies start to experiment with artificial intelligence, experts have begun to question whether machines can truly be creative when it comes to clothing"



COMMUNITY FOCUS AND SHORTER LEASES 'KEY TO RETAIL REGENERATION'

Drapers

"Cities and struggling town centres must turn to mixed-use developments to drive retail sales, property experts have warned."



FORGET FUR – IS IT TIME TO STOP WEARING WOOL?

The Guardian

"Animal rights charity Peta is best known for its naked anti-fur stunts, but these days it is more worried about wool. Co-founder Ingrid Newkirk explains why shearing is sheer cruelty"



THE AMAZING WAYS BURBERRY IS USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BIG DATA TO DRIVE SUCCESS

Forbes

"British fashion brand Burberry is one of the most recognized luxury clothes labels in the world. Starting in 2006, the company aimed to reinvent itself as an “end to end” digital enterprise. Its strategy was to use Big Dataand Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost sales and customer satisfaction."