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Martin Margiela at Lafayette Anticipations: Life after fashion

Martin Margiela at Lafayette Anticipations: Life after fashion

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s adage that there are 'no second acts in American public life' is also a warning to fashion designers not to re-invent themselves in a second career. Martin Margiela's art show ignores that advice. 
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Kering announces that Daniel Lee has quit Bottega Veneta

Kering announces that Daniel Lee has quit Bottega Veneta

The Kering luxury group announced Wednesday evening that Daniel Lee has abruptly quit his position as creative director of Bottega Veneta after just three years at the helm. No successor has been named. 
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Sellers of stilettos, lipstick and clothing see a holiday with scarce inventory and spiking costs

Sellers of stilettos, lipstick and clothing see a holiday with scarce inventory and spiking costs

Retailers are launching holiday marketing campaigns to lure in-store shoppers as supply chain issues boost costs for consumers.  
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Puma is working on a biodegradable version of its 'Suede' sneaker

Puma is working on a biodegradable version of its 'Suede' sneaker

Sports equipment manufacturer Puma has announced the launch of a circular pilot project to test a biodegradable version of its most iconic shoe, the Suede.
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Burberry launches new positive impact biodiversity strategy

Burberry launches new positive impact biodiversity strategy

​Burberry has announced a new biodiversity strategy after a study showed “leather, cashmere and wool have the most significant impact on biodiversity and account for a high proportion of Burberry’s carbon footprint”.
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Austrian textile firm Lenzing swings back to profit in third quarter

Austrian textile firm Lenzing swings back to profit in third quarter

Lenzing Group, an Austrian leader in sustainable specialty fibres, has posted a 32.9 per cent revenue growth to €1.59 billion in the third quarter.
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For Stella McCartney, fashion must ditch leather or die trying

For Stella McCartney, fashion must ditch leather or die trying

The fashion industry must prepare to eliminate waste and take radical stances such as ditching animal leather altogether, said British designer Stella McCartney.
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Marimekko upbeat as sales and profits rise

Marimekko upbeat as sales and profits rise

​Finland’s Marimekko said on Wednesday that its net sales and profits continued to increase in the third quarter to the end of September.
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Luxury industry: Covid-19 prompts investment funds to adopt long-term approach

Luxury industry: Covid-19 prompts investment funds to adopt long-term approach

The pandemic has triggered a drastic transformation in the relationship between fashion houses and investment funds, which now tend to forge stronger bonds with labels in order to support them in the long term.
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Woolmark links with ByBorre to "democratise" textile supply chain

Woolmark links with ByBorre to "democratise" textile supply chain

​The Woolmark Company is having a busy time at present. Fresh from the launch of its Victoria Beckham knitwear collab, it’s also linked up with Levi’s and with Dutch textile innovation studio ByBorre.
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London and Singapore-based designers win Red Carpet Green Dress contest

London and Singapore-based designers win Red Carpet Green Dress contest

​The Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) contest winners have been announced with this year's winning duo being UK-based Yuriko Fukuda and Singapore’s Zhi Hong Benjamin Koh.
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Lycra Company launches online customer portal

Lycra Company launches online customer portal

​The Lycra Company has launched the Lycra ONE Online Network Exchange, an online customer portal that “empowers brands, retailers, and garment makers to connect to a global network of mills in one convenient platform".
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Ethiopian textile industry at risk if U.S. suspends trade deal over Tigray war

Ethiopian textile industry at risk if U.S. suspends trade deal over Tigray war

The United States is pondering suspending Ethiopia's duty-free market status due to abuses in the Tigray region, a decision that would threaten Ethiopia's aspirations to become a light manufacturing hub.
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Ralph Lauren, Soil Health Institute launch U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund

Ralph Lauren, Soil Health Institute launch U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund

Supported by a five-million-dollar grant from the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation, the fund is intended to support long-term, sustainable cotton production in the United States.
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Ganni to phase out leather, will use plant-based alternatives

Ganni to phase out leather, will use plant-based alternatives

​Danish label Ganni is saying no to leather and will phase out the material within two years as it opts for plant-based materials instead.
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Mother teams up with Carolyn Murphy on upcycled collection

Mother teams up with Carolyn Murphy on upcycled collection

The Mother brand has teamed up with the actress and model Carolyn Murphy to present a collection developed using unsold, unused or damaged scrap fabric.
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