Zalando has announced the appointment of Barbara Daliri-Freyduni as Senior Vice President, Demand, while Ralf Herbrich is set to join the German retailer as SVP Data Science and Machine Learning in 2020.
A study by French financial information specialist Ellisphere found that 1,758 textile and apparel companies went into receivership or were liquidated in France in 2018, out of a total of 113,262 registered businesses.
Shop Direct, Next and Varner and non-governmental NGO Save said the first phase of a project to improve employment conditions for young women in South India’s fabric mills has engaged almost 9,500 people.
Parisian trade show Première Vision welcomed 56,154 visitors on September 17 to 19, at an edition centred on the issues of sustainability and innovation, and boosted by an intense conference programme.
Mastercard has teamed up with Levi Strauss & Co., VF Corporation and Marks & Spencer to trial a new hybrid digital payment scheme for garment factory workers, seeking to improve security, efficiency and transparency.
Leather supplier and accessories brand Pittards had a tough-but-improving first half with the company on Thursday reporting revenue down as much as 16% to £12.1 million in the period to the end of June.
Apparel rental services could now be taking spend away from traditional sales in an already challenged sector, and it remains to be seen if rental clothes will cannibalize retail sales over the longer term.
Zalando has launched a pilot scheme aimed at using less single-use plastic bags. The alternative is reusable packaging, which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 80%, according to the company.
Zara continues to be the group’s largest brand, while Stradivarius and Uterqüe are the fastest-growing formats. FashionNetwork.com takes an in depth look at brand performance and Inditex’s long-term vision.