20% of Germans buy from UK sites, fashion is number one buy – Royal Mail

Research among 1,500 German shoppers by parcels carrier Royal Mail showed that 20% of them have bought products from a UK site in the last three months. The study said that these shoppers’ average non-food spend on UK websites is €54 (£48) per month.Of course, that spend goes towards a number of different categories, but given that clothing and footwear are two of the three most common categories that they buy (the other is books), then the fashion industry needs to be very aware of the potential in targeting the German consumer. In fact, 55% buy clothing and 28% footwear from the UK.

But just who is the consumer? According to the survey, the key shopper is mainly female, aged around 48 and lives in an urban areaคำพูดจาก

Adidas ramps up production in new Speedfactory

“Speedfactory combines the design and manufacture of sporting goods in an automated, decentralised and flexible production process. Thanks to this flexibility, we will be able to get closer to our consumers in the future, and produce on site in our key marketsคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. As a result, we are reaching new potential and can choose where and when we produce our products, continuing to drive innovation in our industry,” said Herbert Hainer, CEO of Adidas Group.The Speedfactory is located in Ansbach, Germany, and is managed by plastic processor Oechsler, the same company responsible for its constructionคำพูดจาก

Feeling unwelcome, Amazon ditches plans for New York hub

The company said on Thursday it did not see consistently “positive, collaborative” relationships with state and local officials. Opponents of the project feared congestion and higher rents in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, and objected to handing billions in incentives to a company run by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man.State Senator Michael Gianaris, who represents Queens and was a vocal critic of the deal, told a news conference on Thursday that the Amazon subsidies were unnecessary.

“This was a shakedown, pure and simple,” he said.Amazon’s sudden pullout from New York City prompted finger pointing by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo, the politicians who crafted the deal. Cuomo angrily blamed the loss on local politician…

Fashion industry driving demand for green shipping, Maersk says

Retailers ship huge volumes of clothes from production centres in countries such as China, Vietnam and Bangladesh to consumers around the world, causing carbon dioxide emissions.Overall, the textile industry is estimated to be responsible for between 2% and 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a United Nations Environment Programme report published last month.The shipping industry, which itself aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, has begun offering low-emission fuels such as biofuels made from cooking oil and food waste or methanol produced from renewable energy as an alternative to fuel oil.คำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง

The fashion industry accounted for 26% o…

Hudson’s Bay spotlights racial equity with influential Canadians

The “window takeover” at Hudson’s Bay flagship locations in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal will spotlight the answers from change-makers to the important question: ‘What change would you like to see over the next ten years to accelerate racial equity in Canada?’ The featured Canadians, as part of the window takeover, include sports media personality, Akil Augustine; person of interest, Amy Shio; 3x Olympic medalist, Andre De Grasse; fashion designer, activist, George Sully; Indigenous artist, fashion designer, Lesley Hampton; TV personality, Liz Trinnear; social content creator, Saira Arshad; and makeup artist, hair stylist, Veronica Chu. 

This initiative follows the launch of Hudson’s Bay ‘Charter for Change’, a Hudson’s Bay Foundation initiative committing $30 mi…

Hudson’s Bay Foundation commits $1 million to support ongoing Covid-19 response

The donation will be made to Food Banks Canada and Kids Help Phone, each of whom will receive $500,000. The Hudson’s Bay Foundation will also match donations as it encourages Canadians to support these charities, through March 31. 

“Through the Hudson’s Bay Foundation we have an opportunity to provide critical support to Canadians at a time of unprecedented need,” said Iain Nairn, president, Hudson’s Bay.”This commitment will directly impact the well-being of our communities, customers and associates ensuring access to real-time mental health support for our children, as well as helping alleviate the stress for families who rely on these vital organizations everyday.”Both organizations have reported an increased need for services and resources across Canadian communities. Ca…

Luxury retailers are following the money to India’s new affluent

“The coming of age of the Indian high net worth individual market is really attracting luxury players,” said Anurag Mathur, a partner at Bain & Company in New Delhi. The pandemic fueled a desire for personal luxury while limiting travel, making Indians buy these goods in their home country, he said. For luxury brands, “there’s clearly a desire to look for a new frontier and India very much, with its change, offers that.”Around 1.66 million people in India are forecast to have more than a million dollars’ net worth by 2027. The bracket of those with $30 million to their name is forecast to grow by almost 60% in the five years from 2022, according to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report.  

Signs that international brands are paying attention were on full display earl…

Khloe Kardashian’s denim brand Good American makes its mark on the fashion industry

The jeans brand, which the reality TV star founded with Emma Grede, made its debut on October 18 with three styles, available in a size-inclusive range of 00 to 24. Despite fashion’s current focus on wide cuts and rigid denim styles, the duo have focused on body-skimming, flexible pieces with reinforced waistbands to eliminate any gap between the waist and hipsคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. And while the ‘Good Legs’ skinny fit and ‘Good Cuts’ boyfriend fit have obviously fared well, it is the high-waisted skinny jean ‘Good Waist’ that has been a runaway success, selling out twice since the launch. Grede has attributed the success to the duo’s attention to detail, saying: “Making curve…

Patchy demand at stores spells more pain for garment suppliers

With shoppers still wary of catching the coronavirus at stores, retailers are leaving buying decisions to the last minute and planning on selling all-season basics such as men’s chinos and t-shirts leftover from spring through into fall.“We don’t think orders for clothing will pick up anytime soon. Shipments could look up ahead of the Christmas but there is no guarantee,” said Siddiqur Rahman, a Bangladeshi garment supplier to H&M and GAP Inc among others.

The destructive weight of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to contract the $2.5 trillion global fashion industry by up to 30% in 2020, according to investment bank Bryan, Garnier & Co.Nike said it has already cancelled around 30% of its pre-pandemic factory orders for the autumn and end-of-year holiday season, while Swe…

Patagonia sets garment industry example by expanding Fair Trade Certified partnership

Fair Trade USA offers a partnership where manufacturers can pay a premium to ensure factory workers are given certain quality of life benefits and living wagesคำพูดจาก คาสิโนออน. Over 1,000 companies spanning 30 industries have began partnerships with the organization.Patagonia began its partnership with Fair Trade USA in 2014 with 11 styles. It has aggressively scaled the partnership so that in 2016 it produced 218 styles in the program. In 2014 Patagonia used one Fair Trade Certified factory. For Fall 2016, it is now using six Certified factories.

“Fair Trade USA’s approach has proven it contributes to a better standard of living, including pay and employee participation i…