Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how ‘see-now-buy-now’ is disrupting the retail supply chain, the departure of Gap brand president and CEO Jeff Kirwan, four ways to ensure sustainable fashion is here to stay, and research into the daily lives of women garment workers.
How ‘see-now-buy-now’ is disrupting the retail supply chain Technology and social media have transformed consumers into veritable fashion industry insiders. No longer looking to retailers to direct them towards the newest hot looks, they’re shaping them themselves in a new fashion world where the only true trend is that there are no trends. When consumers see something they want, even if it’s on the runway, the expectation is that they will be able to buy it right then, not next season.
Gap brand chief steps down US speciality retailer Gap Inc has revealed Jeff Kirwan, president and CEO of its namesake brand, is to leave the company after agreeing with CEO Art Peck, that now is an “appropriate time for a change in leadership”.
Four ways to ensure sustainable fashion is here to stay How can the fashion industry make sure that sustainable fashion is always in season rather than a passing fad?
Amazon stealing US apparel sales from top retailers Amazon is stealing apparel sales from the likes of Target, Macy’s, JC Penney and Kohl’s, a new survey has found, as the online retail behemoth ramps up its efforts to grow its share of the fashion market.
Garment worker diaries reveal wages and conditions A research project has given one of the most comprehensive pictures yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India.