Laduma Ngxokolo, Imane Ayissi named African Luxury Heritage Awards winners
Laduma Ngxokolo, Imane Ayissi named African Luxury Heritage Awards winners

The African Luxury Heritage Awards recognises the outstanding contribution of African luxury brands and designers to the creative and business spheres of the African luxury economy...

6 Oct 2021

Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands
Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands

Luxury fashion giant Kering has announced its decision to go fur-free across the group...

27 Sep 2021

How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses
How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses

In the last two decades, several creative directors have come and gone from their prestigious posts at heritage fashion houses...

By Marie-Agnes Parmentier 14 Sep 2021

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Adidas to sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group for €2,1bn

Authentic Brands Group has a portfolio of more than 30 brands and a history of buying up struggling brands such as Juicy Couture, Forever 21 and Barneys New York...

13 Aug 2021

Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion
Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore...

28 Jul 2021

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Tunisian garment workers fight for unpaid wages in pandemic's shadow

Racking up debts and running out of options, Tunisian seamstress Najeh is pinning her hopes on her employer's promise to pay four months of overdue wages in August...

By Layli Foroudi 13 Jul 2021

Top fashion brands remain reliant on synthetics, guilty of greenwashing - report
Top fashion brands remain reliant on synthetics, guilty of greenwashing - report

A new study calls out some of the world's biggest fashion brands for their continued reliance on synthetic fibres made from fossil fuels, and for deceiving consumers with false green claims...

12 Jul 2021

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Why a competitive local fashion industry needs the creativity of designers

The creativity of designers is a valuable resource that must be nurtured if African countries are to grow their fashion industries into competitive global players, says SA Fashion Week CEO Lucilla Booyzen...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Jun 2021

Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund
Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

The history of sneakers: From commodity to cultural icon
The history of sneakers: From commodity to cultural icon

From sportswear and street style to catwalk fashion, sneakers have made their mark as cultural commodities...

By Naomi Braithwaite 3 Jun 2021

New global H&M initiative to identify and support inspiring kids
New global H&M initiative to identify and support inspiring kids

H&M has introduced a new global initiative to identify and support young role models who are making progress on social equality, sustainability, education...

4 May 2021

African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data
African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data

South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

29 Apr 2021

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

Greening the global textile value chain
Greening the global textile value chain

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030
Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030

Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

22 Apr 2021

Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles

The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

14 Apr 2021

Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest
Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest

Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

30 Mar 2021

They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean
They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry
Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry

Ethiopia has long been considered one of Africa's economic wunderkinds. But for the past two months, violent conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region fuelled by ethnic power politics has threatened the country's stability...

By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly 21 Jan 2021

Secondhand clothing sales are booming - and may help solve the sustainability crisis in the fashion industry


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