Day: June 10, 2020

Independent Designers Creating Collections at Home

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Over the past few months, the fashion industry has experienced upheaval unlike anything in recent memory. COVID-19 has forced many in the industry to stay at home, with a ripple effect of disrupting production and manufacturing chains, leaving millions unemployed. Recent protests across the U.S. over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody have added another layer to retail’s complicated reopening and strategies moving forward.

By now, one thing is clear: The fashion delivery calendar as it stands has to change. A widespread message campaign to realign deliveries with the seasons they’re intended for has been pushed by Dries van Noten and by the CFDA and British Fashion Council through a joint statement, as well as other designers and groups.

For sales, supporters argue better alignment will lead to fewer markdowns and excess inventory. For sanity, designers will be able to

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Brands Giving Back to Racial Justice Causes

As the world steps up to combat racial inequality, numerous brands are also stepping up to do their part. Companies across beauty, fashion, entertainment and more are pledging donations to organizations and non-profits that support the black community, with some going even further to address the inequalities in their own workplaces and take steps toward making a meaningful difference.

Below are some of the brands stepping up to make a difference, with more and more pledging their support each day. Check back for more, as we’ll be updating this list as companies continue to use their platforms to do some good.

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Adidas: The sports apparel brand announced they would be making a $20 million investment in black communities, with a commitment to fill 30% of their positions in the U.S. by black and Latinx

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