MILAN — Over the past three years, Furla has doubled its sales and, in the first half of 2018, the Italian accessories company saw another uptick in revenues. In the six months ended June 30, revenues grew 5.8 percent to 252 million euros, compared with 238 million euros in the same period last year. At constant exchange, sales grew 10.6 percent.
All markets helped boost revenues, said chief executive officer Alberto Camerlengo in an interview at the luminous Furla offices in Milan overlooking the Duomo cathedral. With president Giovanna Furlanetto, Camerlengo underscored how being international also helped offset currency fluctuations. “We felt the impact of currency volatility, but we do hedging only on purchases as we want to be fair with our customers and have not changed our prices,” Camerlengo said.
As the conversation around sustainability only grows stronger in fashion circles, Everlane has made a new declaration: it’s saying goodbye to virgin plastic. The company, whose ethos is all about “radical transparency,” in terms of pricing and ethical factories, plans to be completely free of virgin plastics by 2021. “We’re producing millions of units and every unit that goes out is wrapped in plastic,” said founder and CEO, Michael Preysman. “At the beginning, it was like, ‘Hey, let’s just take off all these plastic bags.’ There are a lot of complications to that. Everything you buy in the world comes wrapped in plastic when it comes out of the factory.”
Meet Flamingo. The direct-to-consumer brand is Harry’s first foray into products designed specifically for women. The line goes beyond shaving, venturing into a space that is typically relegated to darker corners of the drugstore — at-home waxing. #wwdbeauty
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion