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British luxury producers cheer US tariff suspension

British luxury producers cheer US tariff suspension

The UK luxury industry has praised a move by the US to suspend retaliatory tariffs of 25% imposed on a range of high-end products, including cashmere, wool, tailoring, and bedlinen, albeit for just four months.
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Walmart to spend an additional $350 billion on US-made products over next 10 years

Walmart to spend an additional $350 billion on US-made products over next 10 years

The American retail giant has announced that it plans to support national manufacturers with $350 billion in added business over the next decade, with focus areas including textiles and small electrical appliances.
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Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
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Digital edition of Première Vision show records 35,000 sessions

Digital edition of Première Vision show records 35,000 sessions

The online edition of the Parisian textile/apparel trade show recorded a strong rise in audience compared to last autumn. Its next physical edition, originally planned for July 2021, will be held instead in September.
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Allbirds launches plastic-free Plant Leather with Natural Fiber Welding investment

Allbirds launches plastic-free Plant Leather with Natural Fiber Welding investment

​Ethical footwear brand Allbirds has invested $2 million into a material innovation firm, Natural Fiber Welding, and the result is what it claims to be the world’s most sustainable leather alternative for fashion.
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Protecting cashmere’s future: John Lewis to fund Inner Mongolia wool programme

Protecting cashmere’s future: John Lewis to fund Inner Mongolia wool programme

John Lewis is upping its eco credentials with three years of support for a sustainable cashmere programme run by the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA).
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Welcome back! Shaftesbury promises London shoppers excitement post-lockdown

Welcome back! Shaftesbury promises London shoppers excitement post-lockdown

Shopper can expect an “animated, interesting and welcoming” return when retail restrictions are lifted next month. That’s the upbeat promise from London retail property giant Shaftesbury Thursday. 
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Shanghai textile trade shows postponed

Shanghai textile trade shows postponed

Intertextile, Yarn Expo, Chic and PH Value, scheduled in Shanghai on March 10-12, have been postponed. FashionNetwork.com has learned the possible new dates are March 17-19, if the authorities give the green light.
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Textile microplastics damage lung cells says new study

Textile microplastics damage lung cells says new study

Bad news for the fashion sector came with a study released Wednesday that claims microplastics from textiles damage lung cells. Researchers say microplastics may inhibit our lungs from repairing Covid-19 damage.
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Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

One of the great retailing experts, Helen Lambert, talks with Godfrey Deeny about what's next in e-tailing and what's up with her latest project, online wholesale platform Style Pulse, in our latest podcast.
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Marimekko buoyant in Q4, expects 2021 growth as it targets Asia

Marimekko buoyant in Q4, expects 2021 growth as it targets Asia

​Marimekko said Thursday that its fourth quarter was strong and full-year 2020’s net sales almost reached the 2019 figure, despite the pandemic, while comparable operating profit rose in double-digits.
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Global fashion industry suffers adverse pandemic impact in 2020

Global fashion industry suffers adverse pandemic impact in 2020

The revenue of top fashion multinationals plummeted by 21.8% in the first nine months of 2020 because of the pandemic, according to a study published on Wednesday by Italian investment bank Mediobanca.
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New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard  people have been working.
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Jason Wu and Imitation of Christ open New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu and Imitation of Christ open New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu opened this month’s New York Fashion Week on the Sunday night of Valentine’s Day, with a nostalgic ode to Coca Cola capitalism. Imitation of Christ followed him with pure whimsicality.
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M&S ramps up eco credentials for denim

M&S ramps up eco credentials for denim

​M&S is putting extra weight behind the sustainability credentials of its denim offer for the new season — a key move given that denim is one of its hero categories and it makes 10% of all jeans sold in Britain.
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Opening Ceremony: Humberto and Carol on going to the mattresses

Opening Ceremony: Humberto and Carol on going to the mattresses

Opening Ceremony may have closed down its destination boutique in Soho last spring, but the brand is very much alive and kicking, as the latest collection from its founders – Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - trumpets.
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