Business |BACKGROUND

A visit to one of Bangladesh’s green garment factories

Once considered a cheap sourcing location with unsafe factories by some international buyers, Bangladesh has come a long way in just ten short years: After the deadly fire at Tazreen Fashions in 2012 and the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in 2013, Bangladesh sourcing seemed at an all-time low, its reputation tarnished as a manufacturing...

30 Nov 2022

Fairs

Ispo Munich: Fewer stands, but many visitors and sustainable innovations

The mood at Ispo Munich, which ends Wednesday after three days, is varied but confident, reflecting the challenges of the current situation in retail and in the industry. In other words, there is uncertainty yet optimism. Many came to the German trade show, which reopened on Monday for the first time after a forced break of almost three years,...

30 Nov 2022

Fashion |In Pictures

Saul Nash ties fashion, cars and gaming together for new collaboration

British fashion designer Saul Nash, who won The Queen Elizabeth II Award earlier this year, has unveiled a limited-edition capsule collection with Mercedes-Benz and SK Gaming. The collaboration, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz eSports partner SK Gaming, features two limited-edition pieces designed by Nash, a jacket and a...

30 Nov 2022

Business

M&S acquires Thread to accelerate its personalisation plans

British retailer Marks & Spencer has acquired the intellectual property, including the source code and algorithms developed by personalised fashion marketplace Thread to accelerate its personalisation capabilities. In a statement, M&S said that the acquisition will allow it to integrate “cutting-edge proprietary tech” into the M&S website as it...

30 Nov 2022

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