Pandemic pushed fashion brands to prioritize supplier relations in quest for agility

Pandemic pushed fashion brands to prioritize supplier relations in quest for agility

Dive Brief: In response to the pandemic, fashion brands are consolidating their source base and focusing on strengthening relationships with key suppliers as they push to become more agile to demand shifts, according to the 2021 Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study. Out of the 31 fashion industry executives surveyed, 36.7% said they source from more than … Read more

Neckties Will Never Recover From the Pandemic

Neckties Will Never Recover From the Pandemic

As America struggled to recover from a global pandemic, a shattered economy, and record unemployment levels, headlines despaired: “NECKTIES DOOMED.” Men were “slashing their clothing bills” to retailers’ chagrin, the Associated Press reported. Those who continued to wear ties were downgrading from colorful, expensive silk to plain, cheap cotton. The year was 1921, and reports … Read more

Pandemic deprives Asia’s garment workers of almost $12bn in wages

Pandemic deprives Asia’s garment workers of almost $12bn in wages

Asian garment workers have been deprived of almost $12bn in wages and severance pay as international retailers cancelled orders and demanded price reductions in the wake of the pandemic, according to a labour rights group.The Clean Clothes Campaign said that roughly 1.6m garment workers had lost their jobs in seven Asian countries, including Bangladesh, India … Read more

US clothing sales are booming after the pandemic — Quartz

US clothing sales are booming after the pandemic — Quartz

Sales at US clothing and accessory stores are doing better than just recovering from the pandemic. They’re reaching new highs.The industry’s sales rose this June over the previous month and were 47% higher compared to the same time last year, according to new data from the US Census Bureau (pdf). That’s when Covid-19 was still hampering … Read more

Paul Smith FY19/20 turnover drops 18 percent amid pandemic

Paul Smith FY19/20 turnover drops 18 percent amid pandemic

Paul Smith Group Holdings has reported an 18 percent drop in turnover for the 12 months ended June 30 of last year as the pandemic took its toll on the business. Prior to March 2020, turnover at the British fashion label had been “reflecting annualised increases” – but very few sales in the fourth quarter … Read more

Dior show celebrates fashion up close and personal after pandemic

Dior show celebrates fashion up close and personal after pandemic

PARIS, July 5 (Reuters) – French couture house Christian Dior kicked off Paris fashion week on Monday with an in-person runway show drawing celebrities to the front-row in an attempt to revive a touch of pre-pandemic glamour.Actresses Jessica Chastain, Cara Delevingne, Monica Bellucci and Florence Pugh were among the limited crowd who lined the catwalk … Read more

How Oregon underwear company Arq became an Instagram hit during pandemic lockdown

How Oregon underwear company Arq became an Instagram hit during pandemic lockdown

It was a big year for underwear.During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 70% of American workers were doing their jobs from home, which meant, for many of them, a chance to dress down. Way down.Enter: Arq, a McMinnville-based underwear company, specializing in simple undergarments for adults, babies and children.Arq is a break-out … Read more

This Flipkart seller started a dry fruits brand during the pandemic and is looking to clock Rs 10 Cr revenue this year

Chitra Vyas, a seller with Flipkart, is a techie-turned-entrepreneur. After completing her MTech in Electronics, she worked with Infosys for a while before starting up on her own. Hailing from Bikaner, she moved to Hyderabad after her wedding.Her husband comes from a family of entrepreneurs and Chitra felt the itch to start her own business. … Read more

Irish fashion boutiques in a pandemic: Nicki Hoyne on running a luxury fashion brand online

Irish fashion boutiques in a pandemic: Nicki Hoyne on running a luxury fashion brand online

In the second of a three-part series looking at Irish fashion boutique owners and the impact of the pandemic, we chat with Nicki Hoyne about launching a new collection in the midst of such global chaos. Running a business is no easy feat, whatever the circumstances. From finances to staffing to rent, there’s a lot … Read more

Rising Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author Dr. Hakeem Collins Launches Fashion Brand in a Pandemic

Rising Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author Dr. Hakeem Collins Launches Fashion Brand in a Pandemic

Luxury Italian style shoes and clothing couture for women and men. Hakeem Collins is the founder of Chriōuture also known as Chriō, a new fashion luxury couture clothing and shoe line based in Wilmington, Delaware. He is an inspiring up-and-coming serial and fashion entrepreneur who has a vision to create a unique world class clothing … Read more

Styched goes live in UAE amidst pandemic impact

Styched, promoted by Sensedynamic Fashions India Pvt Ltd, is a homegrown affordable fashion brand targeting the youth and millennial.

Zero Inventory, Zero wastage youth fashion brand Styched, recently launched in UAE. Styched, promoted by Sensedynamic Fashions India Pvt Ltd, is a homegrown affordable fashion brand targeting the youth and millennial. The company has set up production units, logistics network and warehouse in Sharjah, and plan to expand their network of Tailors and Fabric Vendors … Read more

Lounging at home: How comfort clothing has reigned in the pandemic

Lounging at home: How comfort clothing has reigned in the pandemic

Our lockdown shopping cart has been filled with bare essentials, loads of skincare and PJ sets. The latter, ironically, being a section of our wardrobe which we never cared for before.  Thus, it does not come as a surprise that brands have started to offer a whole new category of clothes — loungewear.  Evidently, the … Read more

Styched goes live in UAE amidst pandemic impact

Styched goes live in UAE amidst pandemic impact

Zero Inventory, Zero wastage youth fashion brand Styched, recently launched in UAE Zero Inventory, Zero wastage youth fashion brand Styched, recently launched in UAE. Styched, promoted by Sensedynamic Fashions India Pvt Ltd, is a homegrown affordable fashion brand targeting the youth and millennial. The company has set up production units, logistics network and warehouse in … Read more

How are fashion brands and retailers using it during the pandemic?

Never out of stock: How are fashion brands and retailers using it during the pandemic?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the fashion industry has been struggling with vast amounts of unsold merchandise from past seasons due to store closures. Timeless never-out-of-stock collections could be a solution. For a long time, it was considered a reliable concept for the textile industry. However, even these sought after pieces are still filling … Read more

Virtual Try-On Is More Than A Pandemic Trend And These Brands Are Reaping The Rewards

Virtual Try-On Is More Than A Pandemic Trend And These Brands Are Reaping The Rewards

Snapchat’s new augmented reality (AR) features allow real-fit try-on from major fashion brands Snap Inc Throughout the pandemic, virtual try-on has offered a sweet sense of relief to fashion and beauty brands unable to demo their products offline. From seeing how a new pair of sunglasses might look on your face to testing new lipstick … Read more

Pandemic impacted footfall; activity may rise after Q1: Aditya Birla Fashion

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The second wave of the pandemic impacted customer footfall and decelerated growth towards the end of March quarter but the economic activity is expected to pick up gradually after June, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) said. The company is working towards strengthening its supply chain and digital back-end as … Read more

Fashion giant joins list of pandemic profiteers

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Yet another company has been called out for risking the health of Australians in an effort to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic.Australia’s largest fashion retailer, Mosaic Brands, was fined $630,000 on Thursday for lying to customers about hand sanitiser and face masks sold between June 3 and July 11 last year.The Noni B owner, which … Read more

Redefining Comfort and Forwarding Sustainability: Fashion Brand XIVI Makes Its Mark amid Pandemic

Redefining Comfort and Forwarding Sustainability: Fashion Brand XIVI Makes Its Mark amid Pandemic

From transportation, dining to fashion, industry leaders have presented many ways to live in the “new normal”. XIVI, launched at the height of quarantine and the pandemic, is reinventing modern fashion with its luxury leisurewear, bearing comfort at its finest. XIVI was founded by Taylor Rose. The CEO shared that her father, another entrepreneur, inspired … Read more

How the Pandemic Changed Sabine Roemer’s Jewelry Business

How the Pandemic Changed Sabine Roemer’s Jewelry Business

LONDON — Disrupter, fixation, opportunity. The pandemic has been all that and more for jewelry fans and designers alike.Just ask Sabine Roemer.The German-born designer has two brands: the high jewelry line that carries her name (one-off pieces priced from 10,000 pounds, or about $14,095) and Atelier Romy, which sells trendy pieces like stackable chain necklaces … Read more