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This week's news round up reveals the South African fashion market could be poised for a rebound; LVMH unveils initiative for start-ups; meet fashion's next generation - over 60s, and more...

  • How to make sustainability stick for consumers. Credit: Fashionista
  • Turning the focus back on South Africa. Credit: Business Of Fashion
  • LVMH unveils initiative for start-ups. Credit: Global Cosmetics News
  • Alibaba is becoming a major investor in facial-recognition technology. Credit: Quartz
  • Why Bangkok has dodged the retail apocalypse. Credit: South China Morning Post
  • Meet fashion's next generation: over 60's. Credit: Business Of Fashion

HOW TO MAKE SUSTAINABILITY STICK FOR CONSUMERS, ACCORDING TO A PSYCHOLOGIST

Fashionista

"Hint: it doesn't involve scaring people with doom-and-gloom stories about climate change."

TURNING THE FOCUS BACK ON SOUTH AFRICA

Business Of Fashion

"Executives need to keep a close eye on the South African fashion market as it could be poised for a rebound after years in the doldrums. Newly installed president Cyril Ramaphosa has a tall order but industry leaders are emboldened."

LVMH UNVEILS INITIATIVE FOR START-UPS

Drapers

"French luxury group LVMH has launched an initiative focused on fostering start-ups, with plans to support 50 international businesses each year."

CIRCULAR FASHION GAMES REWARD SUSTAINABILITY, CIRCULAR ECONOMY IDEAS

WWD

"The Circular Fashion Games are designed to encourage multidisciplinary teams to create concepts that will be developed by companies to serve a greater good."

A CHINESE E-COMMERCE GIANT IS BECOMING A MAJOR INVESTOR IN FACIAL-RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

Quartz

"In China, there are three startups valued at over a billion dollars each specializing exclusively in facial recognition. Alibaba is now an investor in two of them. The e-commerce giant announced today it recently led a $600 million funding round in SenseTime, a Hong Kong-based company that provides facial recognition software to businesses and governments across China."

WITH PRIVACY CHANGES, INSTAGRAM UPSETS INFLUENCER ECONOMY

Business Of Fashion

"As the Facebook-owned platform works to lock down its privacy policy amid mounting public pressure, some fashion apps and social media influencers are left scrambling."

98% OF GEN Z SHOP IN STORES 'SOME OR MOST OF THE TIME'

Retail Dive

"Although they are the first generation born into a world dominated by smartphones, 98% said they buy in a store "some or most of the time." In fact, three times as many Gen Zers said they shop mostly in stores, compared to those shopping mostly online. But they want all channels open — for 51% it's "important or very important" to easily​ switch among channels when researching, browsing or shopping. And they want to enjoy themselves — 56% say a fun in-store experience influences where they shop."

WHY BANGKOK HAS DODGED THE RETAIL APOCALYPSE – LUXURY SHOPPING CEO ON KEEPING MALLS FRESH AND OFFERING EXPERIENCES

South China Morning Post

"The woman heading family-run Central Group, Yuwadee Chirathivat, sees renovation and innovation as keys to the continuing success of bricks-and-mortar stores in the Thai capital … and 10 million Chinese visitors too"

MEET FASHION’S NEXT GENERATION: OVER 60S

Business Of Fashion

"In what’s being called a ‘Greynnaisance,’ fashion brands are enlisting older models and influencers to entice oft-ignored Baby Boomers and younger fans on social media."