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Business Features

U.N. Women and Artsy Team Up for a Benefit Auction

The art exhibition and auction features work by 26 Black women artists, benefiting Black women.

clock July 22, 2021Alexandra Pastore

The “Countryside, The Future” exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York featured robotic elements.

Fashion Scoops

New WRI Leader Champions Sustainable Cities

Over the next 30 years, 2.5 billion people and as many as 1 billion vehicles are expected to be added to urban center.

clock June 24, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

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Natalia Vodianova on Destigmatizing Menstrual Health, Girls and Women’s Personal Care

The UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador unveils a $15 UNFPA menstrual kit, available at unfpa.org to help girls and women in need.

clock May 28, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

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Business Features

Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network Launches, Supports SDGs

The new network engages creative sectors to support the SDGs and COVID-19 response and recovery for the fashion industry.

clock May 14, 2021Tracey Meyers

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Fashion Scoops

Peter Dundas Launches Charitable Loungewear Capsule Collection

The Dundas loungewear capsule will benefit Childhood USA, a charitable organization founded by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden.

clock April 8, 2021Emily Mercer

Fashion 4 Development’s virtual booth for the upcoming event.

Fashion Features

Fashion 4 Development to Unveil Sustainability Directory During U.N.-Supported Virtual Event

The upcoming monthlong virtual event is designed to offer actionable options.

clock March 29, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

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Business Features

Conscious Fashion Campaign Convenes for SDG Virtual Education Hub

The Conscious Fashion Campaign’s “Discover the Sustainable Development Goals” virtual educational hub is back with a second edition.

clock March 12, 2021Tracey Meyers

Government and Trade

Shiseido Surges in Trademark Applications, L’Oreal Slides

The latest application metrics by the Geneva-based WIPO show that fashion and beauty companies worldwide were active filers.

clock March 2, 2021John Zarocostas

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Social Impact

Fast Retailing Donates 1 Million Masks to Refugees

The announcement marks the latest development in a decade-long partnership with the UNHCR.

clock February 24, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Government and Trade

Retail Global Foreign Direct Investment Plunges Due to COVID

Foreign direct investment in the retail/apparel sector fell by more than 50 percent and is expected to decline again in 2021, a U.N. study said.

clock January 24, 2021John Zarocostas

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Lululemon Veteran Christine Day Launches The House of LR&C

The fashion platform focuses on sustainability, inclusivity and offering affordably priced products.

clock December 1, 2020Kellie Ell

Business Features

Justin Alexander, Viktor + Rolf, Other Bridal Companies Unite to Help End Child Marriage

Bridal industry executives are working together to try to help end child marriage around the globe.

clock October 9, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

Textile, Apparel Trade Plunges 12 Percent, Study Says

A U.N. agency projects global trade overall in value terms will contract by 27 percent in the second quarter.

clock June 11, 2020John Zarocostas

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8840628b)A store window reflects a street scene at an Abercrombie & Fitch store on New York's Fifth Avenue. Abercrombie & Fitch Company reports earnings, Thursday, May 25, 2017Earns Abercrombie Fitch, New York, USA - 22 May 2017


EXCLUSIVE: Abercrombie & Fitch Enters Resale Market With ThredUp

The partnership is part of the retailer’s sustainability efforts. But it comes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic — when the future of resale is still uncertain.

clock April 22, 2020Kellie Ell

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Government and Trade

COVID-19 Crisis Triggering Huge Losses in Textile, Apparel Sector

Quarantine measures and factory and retail store closures have significantly suppressed consumer demand, leading to sharp cutbacks in orders.


clock April 21, 2020John Zarocostas

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