Apparel rental services could now be taking spend away from traditional sales in an already challenged sector, and it remains to be seen if rental clothes will cannibalize retail sales over the longer term.
Zalando has launched a pilot scheme aimed at using less single-use plastic bags. The alternative is reusable packaging, which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 80%, according to the company.
Zara continues to be the group’s largest brand, while Stradivarius and Uterqüe are the fastest-growing formats. FashionNetwork.com takes an in depth look at brand performance and Inditex’s long-term vision.
British department store Debenhams has opened two new locations in its biggest international region, the Middle East. The franchise openings take the retailer's presence to eight countries in the region.
The app designed to inform customers about the environmental and social commitments made by fashion brands is soon to launch on app stores. Formerly called Clothparency, it has now settled on the name Clear Fashion.
The French show organiser is putting an allegedly temporary stop to Première Vision Istanbul, five years after it was launched, in order to focus on its US and French events, whose numbers have recently increased.
On Sunday, the Parisian trade show Who’s Next gave a platform to several change-makers for a conference on how brands can transition to become more eco-friendly which, it was agreed, requires a multipronged approach.