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J.Crew names former Victoria’s Secret boss as new CEO

J.Crew names former Victoria’s Secret boss as new CEO

The struggling fashion retailer announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Jan Singer as its new CEO. Having most recently led Victoria’s Secret, Singer brings over 25 years of experience to her new role.
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ISPO to focus on social issues next summer

ISPO to focus on social issues next summer

The sports trade show in Munich has announced that a Nobel Peace Prize will be featured during the next ISPO Outdoor event, which will take place between June 28 and July 1, and whose focus will be social issues.
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Does fashion still make sense?

Does fashion still make sense?

While fashion weeks come to an end along with the imploding calendars they bring, some labels have questioned the future of this system and the industy's predilection for overproduction and hyper-consumerism. 
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Canada's fashion industry hopes for royal boost with arrival of Harry and Meghan

Canada's fashion industry hopes for royal boost with arrival of Harry and Meghan

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's move to Canada could boost its C$30.6 billion (£17.9 billion) fashion industry, experts say, by putting the spotlight on local brands.
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John Lewis sales down 2.5% in last ever weekly update

John Lewis sales down 2.5% in last ever weekly update

John Lewis has announced it will stop providing weekly sales figures amid wider business changes, but not before revealing a 2.5% decline in sales for the seven days to 25 January.
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Italian hosiery group Calzedonia grows 4.7% in 2019, exports generated 56% of revenue

Italian hosiery group Calzedonia grows 4.7% in 2019, exports generated 56% of revenue

The Italian group closed 2019 with revenue of €2.411 billion, equivalent to a 4.7% rise, driven by growing exports, which reached a 56% share of the total, and by e-tail.
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Adidas to launch new fabrics from recycled ocean plastic, polyester

Adidas to launch new fabrics from recycled ocean plastic, polyester

Adidas is launching new fabrics made from recycled polyester and marine plastic waste and expand the product lines that use them after the success of shoes made with the Parley for the Oceans initiative.
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Nike says Kobe Bryant merchandise sold out on website

Nike says Kobe Bryant merchandise sold out on website

Nike Inc's Kobe Bryant merchandise was sold out on its website, the company said on Tuesday, following reports the company had pulled products branded by the NBA star who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
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Online demand helps Tendam deliver 3.6% sales growth in third quarter

Online demand helps Tendam deliver 3.6% sales growth in third quarter

Looks like it’s full steam ahead for the Spanish group after posting a 3.6% increase in third quarter sales. The results follow the acquisition of Hoss, Hoss Intropia and Intropia at the end of 2019.
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Coronavirus outbreak in China could impact world economy, luxury industry in particular

Coronavirus outbreak in China could impact world economy, luxury industry in particular

On Monday, concerns about the impact of the new coronavirus epidemic on China's economy were reflected in the share prices of major international luxury groups, in anticipation of a slump in Chinese sales and tourism.
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Zara removes TRF section from online site and apps

Zara removes TRF section from online site and apps

Zara’s affordable TRF section has disappeared from the brand’s online store and apps as part of wider efforts to evolve the digital offering.
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Barbour and Laura Ashley collaborate on AW20 range

Barbour and Laura Ashley collaborate on AW20 range

​Heritage and rural identity meet in a new collaboration between Barbour and Laura Ashley. The collection, spanning wax jackets, knitwear, dresses, blouses and accessories, launches in July.
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Amazon Fashion appoints UK PR agency

Amazon Fashion appoints UK PR agency

Amazon Fashion is looking to drive desirability and engagement for its own brands in the UK market in a bid to replace rivals as the go-to online fashion retailer.
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N Brown partners with True Fit for smarter size recommendations

N Brown partners with True Fit for smarter size recommendations

Online customers shopping across N Brown brands will benefit from a new range of smart tools designed to give them personalised fit and style recommendations.
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Copenhagen Fashion Week launches ambitious Sustainability Action Plan

Copenhagen Fashion Week launches ambitious Sustainability Action Plan

CFW has unveiled its new action plan that's been designed to “reinforce the event's sustainability profile and, more importantly, to push the industry to accelerate its sustainability efforts”.
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Jeremy Scott cancels his RTW show in NYC, and plans to show at Paris couture

Jeremy Scott cancels his RTW show in NYC, and plans to show at Paris couture

Jeremy Scott has cancelled his upcoming runway show in New York, in a move that will significantly weaken the American fashion catwalk season. Instead, the designer will show during haute couture in Paris in July.
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