Brands like Zara and H&M are teaming up with recycled textile producers but more collaboration is needed.
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The second-hand market is growing, but not only for economic reasons. Nostalgia and the search for authenticity also play a role in it.
A sales and marketing formula based on a broad range of clothing for all ages at reasonable prices over many years is difficult to change.
A ThredUp sorting facility in Phoenix.
Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry’s negative impact on the environment.
Shoppers line up in front of a Zara clothing store waiting for the opening after being closed for nearly two months in Montréal on May 25, 2020.
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Retailers must focus on training customer-facing teams to succeed post-coronavirus.
Zara says it will only use sustainable textiles in the future to do its part in the climate crisis. This image is from a Zara shop in Singapore, 2019.
Zara, a fast-fashion clothing company, recently pledged to produce its line using only sustainable textiles. But it is not enough to curb the company’s significant impact on climate change.
Fad fashion has never had it so good… but the fast fashion trend comes at a cost.
There’s a polyester mullet skirt gracing a derrière near you. It’s short at the front, long at the back, and it’s also known as the hi-lo skirt. Like fads that preceded it, the mullet skirt has a short…
Zara in New York.
Global fashion sensation Zara has opened its first Melbourne store after launching in Sydney in April, and if local retailers aren’t gearing up for a fight, they should be. For its Australian debut, Zara…