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Levi's links with Central Saint Martins for limited editions

Levi's links with Central Saint Martins for limited editions

​The Levi’s brand has this week launched three limited-edition collections designed by Central Saint Martins MA Fashion students that are on sales at its London concept store.
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H&M's Monki joins Zalora as group unveils most recycled denim collection yet

H&M's Monki joins Zalora as group unveils most recycled denim collection yet

​H&M Group had lots of news this week with the firm’s CEO taking part in the Fashion Future conference, its Monki brand joining the Zalora platform, and the launch of its most recycled denim collection yet.
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Wet August and Covid send Uniqlo's Japanese sales down sharply

Wet August and Covid send Uniqlo's Japanese sales down sharply

​Fast Retailing said on Thursday that sales at its Japanese Uniqlo stores fell by 37.3% last month, with same-store sales (including online) down an even worse 38.9%.
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Kingpins cancels December show in New York due to Covid-19

Kingpins cancels December show in New York due to Covid-19

The denim-only tradeshow has announced that, in light of current developments related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is canceling this season’s New York event, originally scheduled for December 6-7.
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Denmark's Les Deux adds sustainable denim

Denmark's Les Deux adds sustainable denim

Danish brand Les Deux said it’s “ready to give our take on denim for the first time”. It has partnered with a major sustainable denim factory and “managed to bring down the environmental impact by approximately 75%”.
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Guess earnings total $61 million in Q2

Guess earnings total $61 million in Q2

The Los Angeles-based apparel retailer announced net earnings of $61.1 million for the second quarter on Wednesday, as improved margins boosted year-over-year revenue gains.
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H&M Global Change Award makes a comeback with new, wider outlook

H&M Global Change Award makes a comeback with new, wider outlook

​H&M Group has announced the return of the Global Change Award “with new scope” as the biggest global innovation challenge to transform the fashion industry opens for applications. 
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M&S buoyant as fashion demand recovers

M&S buoyant as fashion demand recovers

​There was some good news coming out of Marks & Spencer for once on Friday as it upgraded its profit outlook after shoppers went online to buy more of its revamped clothing offer and also bought plenty of its foods.
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M&S expands online platform with more guest brands

M&S expands online platform with more guest brands

British retailer Marks & Spencer is to add more guest clothing and footwear brands to its website, including FatFace and Jones Bootmaker, after an initial wave of brands increased traffic and attracted new customers.
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Shoppers flocking back to stores boost Target sales, outlook

Shoppers flocking back to stores boost Target sales, outlook

U.S. shoppers returning to stores ahead of the back-to-school season helped Target forecast higher same-store sales growth after beating quarterly estimates, even as online demand sharply dropped from pandemic highs.
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Fast fashion spurs bleach-like pollution of Africa's rivers - report

Fast fashion spurs bleach-like pollution of Africa's rivers - report

​Global fast fashion brands are helping drive pollution that has dyed African rivers blue or turned their waters as alkaline as bleach, according to a report published on Tuesday.
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US retailer JCPenney joins sustainability programme The Jeans Redesign

US retailer JCPenney joins sustainability programme The Jeans Redesign

American retailer JCPenney has joined The Jeans Redesign to reduce its environmental impact and offer sustainable products to its customers.
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New Look recovery underway in Q1 after tough year

New Look recovery underway in Q1 after tough year

​Value fashion specialist New Look issued a trading update and its annual results on Tuesday and said it had made a “solid start to FY22 trading following store reopenings after [a] resilient FY21 performance”.
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Columbia Sportswear April-June sales exceed pre-pandemic levels

Columbia Sportswear April-June sales exceed pre-pandemic levels

Columbia Sportswear Company, a specialist in active outdoor lifestyle apparel and footwear, has exceeded its expectations with 79% sales growth to $566.4m in Q2 of FY21 compared to same period of 2020.
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Nicky Zimmermann on 'The Postcard' resort 2022; opening in Cannes and making it from Australia

Nicky Zimmermann on 'The Postcard' resort 2022; opening in Cannes and making it from Australia

Australia, a country known for punching above its weight in sport, literature, cinema, media, wine and the pursuit of happiness, has tended to underperform when it comes to fashion. One major exception is Zimmermann. 
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Superdry to take former Forever 21 Oxford Street flagship

Superdry to take former Forever 21 Oxford Street flagship

​Just a short while after we heard that Uniqlo and Theory will be taking over the former Superdry flagship on Regent Street, London, it has emerged that the label has signed up for a brand new flagship.
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