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Eileen Fisher unveils home collection with West Elm

Eileen Fisher unveils home collection with West Elm

Fashion brand Eileen Fisher and West Elm launched on Tuesday a sustainable collection of home decor and furniture designed with upcycled Eileen Fisher materials. 
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Marimekko says Q2 sales dropped 20% to €23m

Marimekko says Q2 sales dropped 20% to €23m

Marimekko, a Finnish lifestyle design company, has announced its second quarter (Q2) financial results for fiscal 2020. The company’s net sales fell 20 per cent to €23.3 million.
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Fine art and face masks: London's Victoria and Albert Museum reopens

Fine art and face masks: London's Victoria and Albert Museum reopens

​Five thousand years of art and design history will be joined by some more modern items when London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum reopens on Thursday - hand sanitiser dispensers and protective screens.
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Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

British department store group Selfridges warned Tuesday that it plans to axe 450 jobs after sales slumped due to the coronavirus and the aftermath of the nationwide lockdown.
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Supima planning digital version of its Design Competition in 2020

Supima planning digital version of its Design Competition in 2020

Supima, the cashmere of cotton, is taking its next design competition for emerging talent online, in honest recognition of the difficulty of social distancing in fashion today.
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Muji's U.S. business seeks bankruptcy protection over coronavirus

Muji's U.S. business seeks bankruptcy protection over coronavirus

Minimalist lifestyle brand Muji’s U.S. subsidiary has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, its Japanese owner Ryohin Keikaku Co said on Friday, joining the list of casualties from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Main Ikea retailer starts returning government aid received to cover wages

Main Ikea retailer starts returning government aid received to cover wages

Ingka Group, the owner of most Ikea stores, said on Tuesday it has started repaying aid in Serbia and will also repay aid in Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the United States.
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Mamas & Papas launches virtual services to help protect pregnant women

Mamas & Papas launches virtual services to help protect pregnant women

The one-hour appointments will offer customers the chance to get much-needed advice from a team of personal shoppers, giving pregnant women a new shopping experience without having to leave the house.
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Marimekko has tough Q1 as Covid-19 and calendar shifts affect key markets

Marimekko has tough Q1 as Covid-19 and calendar shifts affect key markets

Marimekko was hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Q1, but its investment in its digital operations paid off during March and the firm's stores have started to reopen.
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Finalists announced for Redress Design Awards 2020

Finalists announced for Redress Design Awards 2020

Ten zero-waste and upcycling experts from nine regions will vye for the menswear and womenswear awards in the Grand Final taking place in September 2020 in Hong Kong.
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Cannes travel retail show cancelled as duty free reels from air travel halt

Cannes travel retail show cancelled as duty free reels from air travel halt

The Tax Free World Association has cancelled its flagship World Exhibition that was due to take place in Cannes in September and October.
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Studio lures Dixons Carphone director to run trading unit

Studio lures Dixons Carphone director to run trading unit

The value-focused e-tailer has poached Rupert Nichols from Dixons Carphone to be its new trading director. The appointment is part of a strategy to improve the company's retail profitability.
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IDA launches innovation fund to support Covid-19 projects

IDA launches innovation fund to support Covid-19 projects

International Design Awards (IDA) and European Product Design Awards (ePDA) have introduced a new $2,000 grant to support the creation of fashionable and reusable PPE.
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Ikea says visitors returning fast to reopened shopping centres in China and Germany

Ikea says visitors returning fast to reopened shopping centres in China and Germany

Ikea's main retail vehicle said on Friday shoppers were returning quickly to its shopping centres after it reopened three in China last week, and one in Germany this week - its first fourth to open after closures.
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Altuzarra and Etsy partner for limited-edition home decor collection

Altuzarra and Etsy partner for limited-edition home decor collection

The collection features a variety of home goods designed and crafted in partnership between Altuzarra and eight Etsy sellers from around the globe, including throw pillows, candlestick holders, pet beds, vases and more.
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Cath Kidston buyer agrees to pay UK staff for April

Cath Kidston buyer agrees to pay UK staff for April

Cath Kidston has agreed to pay UK staff money they were owned for this month after an outcry over the redundancy of 900 workers shortly before payday. The  firm had originally said they wouldn’t be paid for April.
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