Ultra-fast fashion site Shein has captured the wallets of young shoppers. But at what cost?

Shein is said to be valued at $100 billion, now one of the largest fashion retailers globally Our planet is changing. So is our journalism. This story is part of a CBC News initiative entitled “Our Changing Planet” to show and explain the effects of climate change. Keep up with the latest news on our Climate and Environment page. If you haven’t come across Shein by now, it’s […]

‘Circular’ fashion: greenwashing myth, or attainable goal?

Circularity – a concept drawing on principles such as “designing out” waste and ensuring clothing can be remade again and again – is the buzzword at London fashion week. At Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, the designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi spliced together clashing rolls of floral fabric “that had been hanging around in the studio, left over from different seasons” and designed one entirely new look. The […]

HOW TO GROW A MOUSTACHE YOUR DAD WOULD BE PROUD OF

It’s official, Tom Selleck fans, now is finally the time to put your stubble where your mouth is and try on the manliest face mask available: the moustache. While the grooming world has been happy to pay lip service to beards for over a decade, this season it’s the turn of nose curtains to have their moment. Which is why we’ve put together a comprehensive how to grow a […]

HOW TO DRESS WELL: THE 15 RULES ALL MEN SHOULD LEARN

There are enough rules in life as it is. Some, however, are there to help. Like the rules that govern how to dress well. Of course, every man or woman that has an opinion on such things speaks from personal experience – and no doubt what works for one doesn’t always work for another; or what works for one is considered too pedestrian or too avant-garde by […]

One-third of Vietnam’s clothing factories reportedly closed due to Covid

Around a third of Vietnam’s textile and garment factories have reportedly halted operations following a surge in cases of Covid-19 in the Southeast Asian country. About 30 to 35 percent of textile and garment factories in Vietnam are currently closed, the Business of Fashion reports, citing figures from the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS). The country plays a key role in the world’s fashion industry. According […]

Afterpay and New York Fashion Week announce NYFW Unlocked schedule

Payment technology company Afterpay has announced its New York Fashion Week events calendar, bringing a new world of accessibility for consumers nationwide. Over the course of this NYFW season, Afterpay will be host to a number of online and offline activities that allow viewers and consumers to interact with fashion week through live shopping experiences and interactive events. Consumers will also be able to use the ‘See-Now-Buy-Now’ […]

5 Style Tips to Steal from Viola Davis

Viola Davis is one of the greatest professionals in Hollywood today. In addition to being an actress, she is a producer and director. Her talent has been recognized several times by the film industry and has received an Oscar, Emmy, and two Tony Awards. She is the first African-American and the youngest actress to win the Triple Crown of Acting with these three awards. Time named her one of the 100 most influential […]

Authentic Brands Group to acquire Reebok

Adidas has sold sportswear brand Reebok to Authentic Brands Group (ABG) “for a total consideration of up to 2.1 billion euros” with the deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. The German sportswear giant said in a statement that ABG would pay the majority in cash at closing of the transaction and the remainder comprised of deferred and contingent consideration. Adidas adding that it […]

34 Sustainability efforts of the fashion industry in July 2021

In July, there was no sign of the hot summer weather slowing down the fashion industry’s sustainability efforts. On the contrary, there were collaborations galore be it in terms of recycling, resale, sustainable collections or material innovations. In addition, many brands published their accelerated sustainability goals or reaching of targets in terms of plastic, carbon and energy reduction. This month, FashionUnited is highlighting 35 sustainable initiatives that […]

These are the best countries for sustainable shopping

A study by luxury cashmere retailer N.Peal has revealed the best countries for sustainable shopping. The study analysed the monthly searches of 64 countries, using eight search terms centred around sustainable fashion and ethical clothing. The goal of the study was to look closer into the evolution of eco-conscious shopping, with the first steps focusing on uncovering where exactly these shoppers live. The US came out on […]