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Women of Lesotho’s garment industry lose jobs, hope in COVID

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Vekile Sesha stood outside the rusted gates of a garment factory in the industrial district of Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, willing her luck to change. Four months earlier, the blue jeans factory where she worked nearby abruptly shut, blaming plummeting demand from the Western brands it supplied amid the pandemic. She had …

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Facebook, Instagram are hot spots for fake Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel

NEW YORK/MILAN, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta Platforms (FB.O) is struggling to stop counterfeiters from pushing fake luxury goods from Gucci to Chanel across its social media apps, according to research and interviews, as the company barrels into ecommerce. Its platforms have emerged as hot spots for counterfeit offenders who exploit their range …

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Nike and Dick’s Sporting Goods integrate loyalty programs

Nike athletic wear is seen on mannequins displayed at a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Daly City, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Nike and Dick’s Sporting Goods are stepping up efforts to work together at a time when a number of athletic apparel brands, including Nike, are relying less on wholesale …

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Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Asia Bangladesh Railway running staff strike over allowances Bangladesh Railway running staff, which includes loco-masters, assistant loco-masters, guards and ticket-checkers, called a snap eight-hour strike on Wednesdays over wages and a cut in benefits. All rail traffic came to a halt leaving passengers stranded at rail stations. The workers have been campaigning for over five …

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Burberry Unveils New Flagship Store in Shanghai

The Social Edition is our weekly series which deep dives into luxury initiatives in China’s social media landscape. Every week, we highlight brand campaigns distributed on Chinese digital platforms — WeChat, Weibo, Tmall, Douyin, and beyond. Our coverage spotlights global luxury brands, global beauty brands, and local Chinese brands. The latter gives insight into some …

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Adidas launching NFT collection with exclusive access to merch drops

adidas is getting into the NFT game. The apparel company is launching a line of NFTs on Friday, called Into the Metaverse, which will offer buyers access to what’s essentially a very exclusive fan club. NFT holders will be able to purchase special merch drops, and Adidas says members will help to shape what kinds …

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Concepts Nike Air Max 1 Far Out DN1803-500 Release Date

For a brand to produce captivating footwear collaborations and consistently execute them at an elite level is no easy task. With the number of sportswear brands, streetwear imprints, designers, and retailers flooding the market these days, it can be difficult to stand out. Enter Concepts — a streetwear and sneaker retailer based out of Cambridge, …

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Automation Gaining Ground in Garment Industry

Automation has been substantially coming about in garment factories, with modern machinery being used to make high-end garments and increase productivity in attempts to become more competitive globally. Almost all the regulation-compliant garment factories, especially the 157 with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, have already automated major sections of the factories, producing …

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At Hudson Yards, Louis Vuitton Returns Amid a Flurry of Changes – WWD

NEW YORK — At The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, the major urban mall that’s had its share of challenges, the mix is ​​evolving. Louis Vuitton has returned to the mall with a freestanding store that opened Thursday, after previously operating a shop inside the Neiman Marcus store, which closed during the fall of …

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