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Ralph Lauren, Soil Health Institute launch U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund

Ralph Lauren, Soil Health Institute launch U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund

Supported by a five-million-dollar grant from the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation, the fund is intended to support long-term, sustainable cotton production in the United States.
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Ganni to phase out leather, will use plant-based alternatives

Ganni to phase out leather, will use plant-based alternatives

​Danish label Ganni is saying no to leather and will phase out the material within two years as it opts for plant-based materials instead.
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Mother teams up with Carolyn Murphy on upcycled collection

Mother teams up with Carolyn Murphy on upcycled collection

The Mother brand has teamed up with the actress and model Carolyn Murphy to present a collection developed using unsold, unused or damaged scrap fabric.
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Artsthread names winners of bigger 2021 Global Design Graduate Show

Artsthread names winners of bigger 2021 Global Design Graduate Show

​Artsthread, the operation that helps designers and artists launch their own businesses and gain employment worldwide, has named the winners of its 2021 Global Design Graduate Show contest.
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Victoria Beckham in sustainable knits collab with Woolmark

Victoria Beckham in sustainable knits collab with Woolmark

​An interesting collaboration launches this week with Victoria Beckham having linked up with The Woolmark Company to launch her first end-to-end traceable collection.
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Textile wholesaler and retailer Leeds Group has a difficult year

Textile wholesaler and retailer Leeds Group has a difficult year

It’s been another tough year for Leeds Group and Covid-19 continues to be the culprit. While many British businesses are slowly recovering, UK-based-but-Germany-focused fabrics specialist is still some way off normality.
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The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
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Amazon expands 'Try Before You Buy' service to France, Italy and Spain

Amazon expands 'Try Before You Buy' service to France, Italy and Spain

American online sales giant Amazon launched its 'Try Before You Buy' service in its French, Italian and Spanish markets on October 14.
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Denim Première Vision stages in-person/digital hybrid show

Denim Première Vision stages in-person/digital hybrid show

The denim industry trade show is currently being held in Milan in a hybrid format, both in-person and online, with the exhibitors’ collections and the event’s scheduled conferences available in digital format.
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Rice sacks to runway: India's battle to rebrand jute

Rice sacks to runway: India's battle to rebrand jute

Jute is growing in popularity worldwide as demand for alternatives to plastic soars, with experts predicting the bag industry alone will be worth more than $3 billion by 2024.
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Paris Fashion Week ends with Love Brings Love farewell to Alber Elbaz

Paris Fashion Week ends with Love Brings Love farewell to Alber Elbaz

The fashion industry bade farewell on Tuesday night to Alber Elbaz in exactly the way he would have wanted, with a legendary runway show.
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French Connection agrees $40 mln sale; chairman to retire

French Connection agrees $40 mln sale; chairman to retire

French Connection, the provocative UK fashion brand known for its "FCUK" branding, said on Monday it has agreed to sell itself for 29 million pounds, after years of losses only made worse during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Schiaparelli’s surrealist-chic sweet spot

Schiaparelli’s surrealist-chic sweet spot

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Which is what’s happened at Schiaparelli, where designer Daniel Roseberry has hit a sweet spot between polished, perverse and punchy.
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Rokh triumphs with delicate deconstruction

Rokh triumphs with delicate deconstruction

The problem with deconstruction, a huge movement in fashion, is that while it looks great on runways, it tends to frighten consumers on a clothes rack. Not at Rokh, which staged a great collection Thursday in Paris.
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Hotter links with BASF to add athlete-endorsed Infinergy to line-up

Hotter links with BASF to add athlete-endorsed Infinergy to line-up

​Omnichannel speciality footwear brand Hotter has collaborated with BASF to add the chemical giant’s Infinergy material to over 40 of its styles “to increase greater energy return for wearers.”
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Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up. 
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