Ever wondered how denim manufacturers make their jeans achieve that vintage, worn look? Sandblasting is the most common way to do that, but the procedure is quite dangerous, as workers may inhale the sand particles. When the silica present in the sand builds up in the lungs and breathing passages, workers […]

Workers at seven of Amazon’s twelve warehouses in Germany are going on strike between Sunday evening and Monday, according to a press release by trade union Verdi. The date coincides with Prime Day, Amazon’s annual discount event. Under the motto “no more discount on our incomes”, workers will stage […]

American luxury department store Barneys New York Inc is said to be looking for options including a bankruptcy filing, reports Reuters citing people familiar with the development. It is understood that the store is finding it hard to survive amid high rents and changing consumer tastes and has roped […]

Heist, the British start-up renowned for its break-through innovation and consumer-centric approach to underwear, has identified nude shades that are representative of women across the globe. Using insights from 100,000 women and data science to analyze swatches of skin tones from a dedicated microsite, […]

French retail group Galeries Lafayette has joined forces with Mauboussin’s Chairman Alain Némarq to acquire the watch and jewelry brand for an undisclosed amount. The move signals Galeries Lafayette’s intention to grow in this segment, as the transaction is announced four months after the opening of […]

Net revenues at Brunello Cucinelli SpA for the first half of 2019 were 291.4 million euros (328.4 million dollars), a rise of 8.1 percent at current exchange and 7.2 percent at constant exchange rates compared to last year’s 269.5 million euros. Commenting on the first half trading, Brunello Cucinelli, […]

Reformation is going to Canada. The LA-based sustainable womenswear label has been acquired by private equity firm Permira Funds, who is opening Reformation's first Canadian store on Thursday, July 11. Permira Funds has significant experience backing popular consumer brands and helping these brands […]

Saitex, the Vietnam-based sustainable denim manufacturer working with brands like Everlane, G-Star Raw, Madewell and Polo Ralph Lauren, has achieved B Corp Certification. That makes Saitex the only apparel manufacturer in Asia to join the list of 2,500 B Corp-certified companies around the world, of […]

Amazon is looking to upskill 100,000 of its employees across the United States -- that’s almost a third of its workforce. The retail giant will invest over 700 million US dollars in trainings to enable people from all backgrounds, working in its corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail […]

French fashion house Chanel has acquired a majority stake in the Italian tannery Samanta specialising in printed leather. The deal was signed after almost a full year of negotiations, according newspaper Milano Finanza. Financial details of the transaction were not made public by the company. The development […]

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