Fashion Store – Mogo Theme http://mogotheme.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 11:57:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mogotheme.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png Fashion Store – Mogo Theme http://mogotheme.com/ 32 32 A major fashion chain is closing its Teesside Park store for good https://mogotheme.com/a-major-fashion-chain-is-closing-its-teesside-park-store-for-good/ Wed, 18 May 2022 11:28:57 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/a-major-fashion-chain-is-closing-its-teesside-park-store-for-good/ Fashion chain Superdry has permanently closed its Teesside Park store. Customers had asked if the popular clothing store was being refurbished, after doors closed and hoardings appeared at several stores on the same stretch. But now the chain has confirmed that it has no plans to reopen its branch in the busy shopping park. The […]]]>

Fashion chain Superdry has permanently closed its Teesside Park store.

Customers had asked if the popular clothing store was being refurbished, after doors closed and hoardings appeared at several stores on the same stretch. But now the chain has confirmed that it has no plans to reopen its branch in the busy shopping park.

The nearest Superdry stores are now Newcastle, Metro Center and York. House of Fraser in Middlesbrough also has a Superdry dealership.

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Teesside Park owner British Land is carrying out work at several stores along the stretch, including the reconfiguration of the mezzanine floor into three consecutive units.

It comes as Primark announced the opening of a new store in the old Mothercare building, further down the same row. Units that have been granted planning permission for improvements include the former Laura Ashley store.



The Superdry store opened its Teesside Park store in 2018

Signs appeared on the boards informing customers that business is business as usual at Superdrug and USC. The park’s Menkind store is also open as usual.

British Land wants to redistribute the mezzanine area of ​​the former Laura Ashley store to other units, while adding a little more. It has yet to confirm if any new stores will move in.

Primark said it was “exploring plans” for a new store in the park and “is currently working through the planning process”.

The new store will create 140 new jobs in the region.

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What we know about the Buffalo mass shooting and investigation https://mogotheme.com/what-we-know-about-the-buffalo-mass-shooting-and-investigation/ Mon, 16 May 2022 18:25:00 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/what-we-know-about-the-buffalo-mass-shooting-and-investigation/ The suspect, identified as Payton S. Gendron, an 18-year-old white man, surrendered to police. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder, according to Buffalo District Court Chief Judge Craig Hannah. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said he plans to file additional charges. The FBI is investigating the shooting as a hate […]]]>

The suspect, identified as Payton S. Gendron, an 18-year-old white man, surrendered to police. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder, according to Buffalo District Court Chief Judge Craig Hannah. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said he plans to file additional charges.

The FBI is investigating the shooting as a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism, said Stephen Belongia, FBI special agent in charge of the Buffalo field office.

Here’s what we know about the shooting and the investigation.

How did the filming go

When the suspect arrived at the Tops Friendly Markets supermarket on Jefferson Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, he was “very heavily armed,” according to Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia.

“He had tactical gear, he had a tactical helmet, he had a camera that he was live streaming what he was doing.”

The suspect first opened fire in the store’s parking lot, authorities said, shooting four people. Three of those people died while another is expected to survive, Gramaglia said.

The suspect entered the store and began shooting at customers, police said. A security guard inside the store, who was a retired Buffalo police officer, shot the suspect. But because the suspect was wearing heavy armour, the bullets had no effect, Gramaglia said.

The suspect shot and killed the security guard and continued to push his way through the store, the commissioner said. When police arrived, the suspect put his gun to his neck, but then dropped the gun and removed some of his gear, he added.

He surrendered and was transported to Buffalo Police Headquarters.

Police talk to passers-by after the shooting at a supermarket on May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, New York.

During his arrest, the suspect made very disturbing statements describing his motive and state of mind following his arrest, according to an official close to the investigation. The alleged shooter made it clear he was targeting the black community during statements, according to the official.

Warrants are being obtained for the suspect’s home, vehicle, social media platforms, computer, phone and other digital technology, Gramaglia said. The investigation shows that Gendron acted alone in the shooting, he added.

What we know about the victims

Of the 13 people shot, 11 are African American and two are white, said Gramaglia, the police commissioner.

Four of those shot were store employees, he said. Three suffered “non-fatal injuries”, he said. The fourth, security guard Aaron Salter, a retired Buffalo police lieutenant, was killed while trying to arrest the suspect. Mayor Brown called him “a hero, who tried to protect people in the store, tried to save lives, and in the process lost his life.”

Police identified the victims, aged 20 to 85, on Sunday evening.
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Among them was Geraldine Talley, 62, who was shopping with her fiancé when gunfire broke out, her niece Lakesha Chapman told CNN. Talley was at the front of the store, Chapman said, but her fiancé had gone for orange juice. He got away with it unscathed.

Chapman’s “Auntie Gerri” has always been “the life of the party,” she said. “She was just a lover. I mean she didn’t meet a stranger, and that’s why it hurts so much,” Chapman said.

Heyward Patterson, a 67-year-old taxi driver, was waiting for passengers outside the supermarket when he was shot dead, according to his nephew, Terrell Clark.

Patterson — who liked to tell jokes and sing in church — “took pride in helping people,” Clark said. “And if the person had little or no money, he drove it anyway. He had a big heart.”

The suspect broadcast the violence live

Live-streaming platform Twitch confirmed on Saturday that the suspect used his platform to live-stream during the attack, saying in a statement the video was removed less than two minutes after the violence began.

The company was “devastated” to learn of the shooting, she said, and the user “has been indefinitely suspended from our service, and we are taking all appropriate action, including monitoring any account reposting this. content”.

Investigators examine a document allegedly written by the suspect

Authorities at the state, local and federal levels continue to investigate the shooting and motive, but have previously said they believe it was racially motivated.

“The evidence we have uncovered so far makes no mistake that this is an absolute racist hate crime. It will be prosecuted as a hate crime,” Gramaglia said. “He is someone who has hatred in his heart, soul and mind.”

Garcia, the Erie County Sheriff, likewise said the shooting was a “racially motivated hate crime committed by someone outside of our community”, describing it as “pure evil”.

One piece of evidence can be a 180-page document allegedly written by the suspect and posted online before the shooting. The document, independently obtained by CNN shortly after the massacre and before authorities released the suspect’s name, was allegedly written by a person claiming to be Payton Gendron confessing to the attack.

The author attributes most of his beliefs to the Internet, describes himself as a fascist, a white supremacist and an anti-Semite.

The suspect reportedly said he purchased ammunition for some time, but did not take planning for the attack seriously until January. The author also writes about his perceptions of the decreasing size of the white population and claims of ethnic and cultural replacement of whites.

Along with tirades about his false belief that white Americans were being “replaced” by people of other races, the document included pages upon pages listing the equipment and clothing he planned to wear, body armor military style to the brand of his underwear.

The document also included a minute-by-minute outline of the suspect’s plan. The author drew a color-coded map of the interior of the store, laying out how he planned to “shoot all black people”. It is unclear to what extent the shooter’s attack followed the plan stated in the document.

Asked at Saturday’s press conference why authorities are calling the mass shooting a hate crime, Flynn, the district attorney, said investigators have “some evidence” that “points to a certain racial animosity”.

Further investigation over the weekend also revealed that Gendron made a “widespread threat” while attending Susquehanna Valley Central High School in June 2021, Gramaglia said.

Sheriff Garcia told CNN on Monday that the suspect was visited last year by New York State police after completing a high school project on murder-suicides.

According to Garcia, concerns about alleged mental health issues “came to light” after she turned in the post-graduation project.

“State police arrived at his house this time last year,” Garcia said. “He stayed in a facility – I don’t know if it was a hospital or a mental health facility – for a day and a half.”

Additionally, Gendron was in Buffalo on Friday, Gramaglia said, and authorities determined some locations he visited prior to the shooting, adding that he did a reconnaissance at the Tops Friendly Markets store.

Suspect was radicalized by message boards

In the document, the suspect reportedly detailed how he radicalized himself by reading online chat rooms, while describing the attack as terrorism and himself as a white supremacist.

He wrote that he had “moved further to the right” politically over the past three years.

The suspect began browsing the 4chan message board – a hotbed of racist, sexist and white nationalist content – ​​in May 2020 “after extreme boredom” during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the document. The posts he had read on the site led him to believe that “the white race is disappearing”, among other racist beliefs, and led him down a rabbit hole to other extremist websites, says the document.
What we know about Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect Payton Gendron
The “great replacement” conspiracy theory has been a motivating factor for other violent attacks, extremism experts have said. Some forms of the theory have more recently become mainstream in conservative media and politicians.
One day, while browsing 4chan, the suspect allegedly saw a video clip of the gunman who killed 51 people in New Zealand at two mosques in 2019, according to the document. This livestream “started everything you see here,” the document says.
In addition to the New Zealand massacre, the suspect is believed to have been inspired by other racist mass shooters, including Dylann Roof, the gunman who killed nine black people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015, and the attacker who killed 77 people in Norway. in 2011, according to the document.

The document includes dozens of pages of racist and anti-Semitic screeds, including language that appears to be copied from the New Zealand shooter’s own writings.

CNN’s Casey Tolan, Artemis Moshtaghian, Shimon Prokupecz and Brian Stelter contributed to this report.

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At least 10 dead in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket, AP reports https://mogotheme.com/at-least-10-dead-in-mass-shooting-at-buffalo-supermarket-ap-reports/ Sat, 14 May 2022 20:59:13 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/at-least-10-dead-in-mass-shooting-at-buffalo-supermarket-ap-reports/ At least 10 people were killed Saturday afternoon in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Details on the number of additional people shot dead at Tops Friendly Market and their conditions were not immediately available. Buffalo police said earlier Saturday afternoon that the suspected shooter, […]]]>

At least 10 people were killed Saturday afternoon in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Details on the number of additional people shot dead at Tops Friendly Market and their conditions were not immediately available. Buffalo police said earlier Saturday afternoon that the suspected shooter, who has not been identified, is in custody.

The two officials were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and did so on condition of anonymity.

Police officials and a spokesperson for the supermarket chain did not immediately respond to messages from the AP seeking comment.

The shooter entered the supermarket with a rifle and opened fire, one of the officials said. Investigators believe the man may have livestreamed the shooting and was investigating whether he had posted a manifesto online, the official said.

The official warned that the investigation was still in its early stages and that authorities had not yet discerned a clear motive, but were investigating whether the shooting was racially motivated.

The supermarket is in a predominantly black neighborhood about three miles north of downtown Buffalo. The surrounding area is mostly residential, with a Family Dollar store and a fire station near the store.

Witnesses reported that the shooter was wearing military-style clothing and bulletproof vests, one of the officials said.

Braedyn Kephart and Shane Hill, both 20, pulled into the parking lot just as the shooter exited. They described him as a white male in his late teens or early twenties wearing full camouflage, a black helmet, and what appeared to be a rifle.

“He was standing there with the gun to his chin. We were like what’s going on? Why does this kid have a gun to his face?” Kephart said. He fell to his knees. “He ripped off his helmet, dropped his gun and was tackled by the police.”

Police sealed off the block, lined with onlookers, and yellow police surrounded the entire parking lot. Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz were at the scene late Saturday afternoon, gathered in a parking lot across from the Tops store and were scheduled to address the media.

Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted that she was “closely monitoring the grocery store shooting in Buffalo,” her hometown. She said state officials have offered assistance to local authorities. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said on social media that it has ordered all available personnel to assist Buffalo police.

The shooting came just over a year after a March 2021 attack on a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado that killed 10 people. Investigators have not released any information on why they believe the man accused of the attack targeted the supermarket.

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Fast fashion retailer Shein has now overtaken Amazon in app downloads https://mogotheme.com/fast-fashion-retailer-shein-has-now-overtaken-amazon-in-app-downloads/ Wed, 11 May 2022 18:37:46 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/fast-fashion-retailer-shein-has-now-overtaken-amazon-in-app-downloads/ Fast fashion retailer Shein has had more monthly app downloads than Amazon and Shopify this year. The company is reportedly valued at $100 billion, more than Zara and H&M combined. Shein works with an on-demand model, which allows it to track customer trends in real time. Chinese fast fashion company Shein is gaining on some […]]]>
  • Fast fashion retailer Shein has had more monthly app downloads than Amazon and Shopify this year.
  • The company is reportedly valued at $100 billion, more than Zara and H&M combined.
  • Shein works with an on-demand model, which allows it to track customer trends in real time.

Chinese fast fashion company Shein is gaining on some of the biggest e-commerce players in the game.

Shein’s monthly app downloads topped those of Amazon Shopping and Shopify’s Shop app in February, March and April, according to a report by Bernstein.

Through April, Shein gained 4% more app downloads than Amazon Shopping, while Shopify’s Shop app downloads slowed. From January to April this year, Shein recorded 13.8 million app downloads, up from 9.2 million during the same period in 2021, a jump of 50%. Meanwhile, Amazon Shopping saw 13.3 million and 13.2 million downloads respectively during those periods, an increase of just 0.75%.

Since he spear in 2012 as SheInside, the online retailer achieved tremendous success. The company posted $10 billion in revenue in 2020, and as of June 2021 claimed 28% of the U.S. fast fashion market, according to research by data analytics firms Coresight Research and Earnest Research. .

This success caught the attention of investors.

Shein has raised between $1 billion and $2 billion at a $100 billion valuation from private equity firm General Atlantic, Tiger Global Management and Sequoia Capital China, making it more profitable than fast fashion giants Zara and H&M reunited, The Wall Street Journal reported in April. Prior to that, the company had an estimated valuation of $15 billion after raising funds in August 2020, according to data from PitchBook.

The company is the largest online-only fashion retailer, according to at Euromonitor. And its rise is largely due to its business model and an explosion in e-commerce during the pandemic.

The company’s makers scour every corner of the internet for new clothing trends, and once they spot a piece with viral potential, they produce it in small batches. Depending on how that piece is selling, they are either ramping up its production or stopping it altogether. Their supply chain management software allows them to monitor customer research data and share it with manufacturers in real time, Insider’s Mary Hanbury reported last year.

Shein has had a presence in the United States since 2015, with offices in Los Angeles and another in Washington, DC. In March, the company opened a distribution center in Whitestone, Indiana, which is expected to create 850 new jobs for residents of the city, Journal & Courier, the daily newspaper in Lafayette, Indiana, reported.

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Carousell acquires second-hand fashion brand Refash https://mogotheme.com/carousell-acquires-second-hand-fashion-brand-refash/ Tue, 10 May 2022 01:23:34 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/carousell-acquires-second-hand-fashion-brand-refash/ C2C shopping platform Carousell has signed an agreement to acquire omnichannel fashion recommerce retailer Refash in Singapore. On the back of its partnership with Ox Street to power authentication capabilities for pre-owned streetwear, the acquisition reflects the group’s drive to address convenience and trust issues in second-hand selling and buying . Leveraging Refash’s […]]]>

C2C shopping platform Carousell has signed an agreement to acquire omnichannel fashion recommerce retailer Refash in Singapore. On the back of its partnership with Ox Street to power authentication capabilities for pre-owned streetwear, the acquisition reflects the group’s drive to address convenience and trust issues in second-hand selling and buying .

Leveraging Refash’s offline retail base through 10 physical thrift stores in Singapore and its operational expertise to help Singaporeans declutter cash, the partnership will enable “empty your closet” capabilities to help sellers lack of time to declutter in an instant, to sell more transparently than ever. Refash has built a profitable base since 2015 and will continue to operate as its own brand, retaining its name, platform and team. The acquisition will lead to a synergistic partnership between marketplaces and accelerate the pace of recommerce in Singapore, Carousell said in a press release.

With the acquisition, Carousell is looking to strengthen its presence in the fashion space it has been in since 2012. Focusing on feedback from the Carousell community, one of the main concerns is that users have no no time to sell. The partnership with Refash allows Carousell to take another important step for one of its main categories to further simplify the sale of second-hand fashion and propel the future of sustainable and circular fashion.

“We are privileged to partner with the Refash team, who share our passion for making pre-owned the first choice, and bring over seven years of experience in the fashion re-commerce space. We see a huge opportunity in teaming up to make selling even easier for anyone short on time who has underused clothes in their wardrobe,” said Quek Siu Rui, Co-Founder and CEO of Carousell.

“With our reach and expertise in using technology and AI to create seamless buy-sell experiences for the occasion, we are thrilled to partner and accelerate Refash’s growth. Above all, we are very excited to partner with a mission-driven team to serve the community by making pre-owned fashion easier and more accessible than ever before,” he added.

Carousell said it lists fashion among its biggest categories for supply and demand in the majority of its markets.

Aloysius Sng, founder of Refash, added that he looked forward to leveraging Carousell’s capabilities and existing network to unlock more areas of growth. “Through our network of brick-and-mortar thrift stores, we offer a much sought-after service for consumers to declutter their closets quickly and hassle-free, and with Carousell we can enable more people on both ends of the spectrum to participate. , i.e. buying and selling second-hand fashion. I’ve never been more excited about Refash and its recommerce potential as we continue to make second-hand shopping enjoyable,” Sng said.

Separately, Carousell has also partnered with IKEA Singapore to launch a second-hand showroom at IKEA Tampines on Earth Day. The month-long physical showroom at IKEA Tampines showcases pre-loved IKEA items from influencers like singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono, Tiong Jia En, Munah Bagharib and even Carousell co-founder Marcus Tan from April 21 to June 30, 2022. The showroom will display these items and their stories, to show how second-hand items can be desirable, inspiring and aspirational, IKEA said in a statement.

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The super-fast fashion site Shein has taken over the portfolio of young buyers. But at what cost ? https://mogotheme.com/the-super-fast-fashion-site-shein-has-taken-over-the-portfolio-of-young-buyers-but-at-what-cost/ Sun, 08 May 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/the-super-fast-fashion-site-shein-has-taken-over-the-portfolio-of-young-buyers-but-at-what-cost/ Our planet is changing. Our journalism too. This story is part of a CBC News initiative called “Our Changing Planet” to show and explain the effects of climate change. Follow the latest news on our Climate and Environment page. If you haven’t met Shein yet, it’s probably because you weren’t supposed to. The Chinese fashion […]]]>

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If you haven’t met Shein yet, it’s probably because you weren’t supposed to.

The Chinese fashion site has grown exponentially in recent years with a hyper-targeted social media strategy that has captured the attention – and the wallets – of Gen Z and Millennial shoppers.

For younger consumers who want to be fashionable and often have less disposable income, Shein feels almost irresistible.

“I don’t think there are many players in the world targeting younger consumers like Shein does,” said Charles de Brabant, chief executive of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management. McGill University in Montreal.

Toronto resident Jai Elanko says she shops at Shein when looking for an affordable basic or a unique outfit for an occasion.

“I’m like, ‘Okay, I’ll wear it once or twice or a few times, but I don’t care too much about the quality itself,'” Elanko said.

And while the material isn’t up to par with other brands, the 27-year-old says the price makes up for it.

Shein is now said to be valued at $100 billion, surpassing big industry players like Zara and H&M, as it emerges as a leader in e-commerce. However, the company has been criticized for its sustainability concerns, particularly due to the frenetic pace of production.

While Zara offers some 600 products labeled “new” on its site, Shein offers more than 6,000 new products daily at prices significantly lower than those of its competitors.

A CBC Marketplace investigation last fall also found that Shein was one of several online retailers selling products containing high levels of toxic chemicals, which were later removed from its site.

Despite the attention paid over the years to unsustainable fashion industry practices – and a young population that claims to care about the environment – ​​the site’s rise is proof that fast fashion is getting even faster. .

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, it is estimated that every second a garbage truck’s worth of textiles is buried or burned. (Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)

A native online player

Shein was founded in 2012 by current CEO Chris Xu as a business-to-consumer retailer that sources products from domestic manufacturers and sells them around the world.

According to their US site, their “agile, digital supply chain” allows them to arrange small-batch orders from manufacturers that can be delivered quickly to consumers, to see what’s hot.

Shein’s ability to run small production batches and test them with customers exceeds the capabilities of other retailers, says Montreal-based McKinsey senior partner Sandrine Devillard.

“Because you have all the advanced analytics, you’re able to read the customer and identify it’s going to be a smash hit or it’s going to be a flop, and then you can restock in less than three weeks,” said Devillard said.

“You’re on the amazing winning formula, and that’s what they do.”

Unlike other retailers that have had to adapt to the rise of e-commerce, de Brabant says Shein’s operations have been designed with a digital approach.

“The huge benefits there are, you can sell pretty much anywhere, or that’s what Shein has done incredibly effectively,” de Brabant said.

And while there are downsides to the lack of physical stores, Shein eliminates some of the hesitation associated with shopping online by offering customers free returns and free shipping on orders over C$49.

But what emerges from experts who have followed Shein’s rise are his site algorithms that serve virtual shoppers exactly what they want to see. According to McKinsey, Shein uses “behavioral economics and game principles” that allow customers to spend an average of 8.5 minutes on the website, longer than any other US fashion site.

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Shein has also excelled in its ability to direct customers to its site. The retailer has cultivated a strong social media presence through influencers who promote their products primarily on Instagram and TikTok, reaching the next generation of consumers.

“We think that’s the main driver of their growth,” Devillard said. “They are able to use their influence to reduce investment.”

Shein partners with all levels of influencers, from celebrities like Brazilian singer Anitta to micro-influencers with thousands of followers. Some have even replicated the same outfits using products from Shein and mainstream competitors to contrast price and products.

“All reinforce [Shein’s] credibility in fashion,” Devillard said.

Affordable, trendy and unsustainable

Shein’s success with young consumers is at odds with their expressed values ​​of the environment and sustainability.

The apparel and textile industry is responsible for 2-8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion. This is in addition to the heavy use of water by industry for production and the environmental impact of products that end up in landfills.

According to an Ipsos poll last fall, young Canadians ranked threats to the environment and climate change among the top five concerns. A sample of 501 Canadians between the ages of 18 and 29 was surveyed from September 3 to September 6, 2021. For comparison purposes only, a probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of +/- 5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Shelley Haines, a lecturer at Metropolitan University of Toronto’s School of Fashion, posted a study last year on the gap between consumer attitudes towards sustainability and their actions.

“I found it [the participants’] wardrobe did not express the same level of enduring interest that they expressed in terms of interest and values,” Haines said.

Some of the barriers to sustainable behavior the researcher found were related to price, style, and lack of knowledge about how to care for and repair clothes.

“One participant told me that she bought the same skirt twice in a very short time, just because the zipper on the first skirt she broke,” Haines said.

Elanko says price is really what drives young people to embrace fast fashion, despite knowing its impact on the environment. Those with less financial means shouldn’t have to choose between style and durability, she added.

“I really think it’s because they really can’t afford anything else,” Elanko said.

Consumers today have more options to shop consciously with independent sustainable brands offering fast fashion alternatives. However, their prices are often much higher than those of major retailers for a variety of reasons, including the cost of materials and the scale of production.

Haines says sustainable fashion is more accessible to the privileged. For shoppers looking to balance their finances with their values, Haines recommends allocating some of your fashion budget to buying fewer but more durable items, wearing fast fashion items longer, or exploring second-hand stores.

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The future of fashion sustainability

Big brands have invested more in sustainable products and practices in recent years. Zara describes on her website its timeline for a list of environmental goals, including reducing the water impact of their supply chain by 25% by 2025. And recently, H&M announced that its baby range is fully compostable .

Shein also dedicated a page on its website where they list some ways its operations are incorporating sustainability, including using solar-powered vehicles to transport products and testing small batches before mass-producing an item.

Shein’s success is likely to attract the attention of competitors and raise concerns about the future of the industry. Devillard predicts Shein will continue to grow and its success will inspire other retailers to “up their game.”

But de Brabant is lukewarm about whether their growth can be sustained, especially given the extremely thin margins.

“I’m always a little wary of exponential growth rates like that,” he said.

For traditional players in the industry, de Brabant does not recommend trying to compete with Shein on price and instead says they should focus on their business models that bring steady but good growth.

Shein’s success might feel like he’s found a way to avoid any consequences for his role in accelerating fast fashion. However, de Brabant and Devillard believe the company will eventually face environmental, social and governance issues with consumers.

“TO [some] point, behavior is going to follow mindset,” Devillard said.

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Check out Cromer’s first clothing swap shop https://mogotheme.com/check-out-cromers-first-clothing-swap-shop/ Wed, 04 May 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/check-out-cromers-first-clothing-swap-shop/ As part of the newspaper’s Your Money Matters campaign, journalist Daniel Hickey visited a unique clothing store that helps people save instead of spend. This is a store where you don’t need to spend money. New-U, a women’s clothing swap shop on Brook Street in Cromer, opened in late January Customers redeem clothing donations for […]]]>

As part of the newspaper’s Your Money Matters campaign, journalist Daniel Hickey visited a unique clothing store that helps people save instead of spend.

This is a store where you don’t need to spend money. New-U, a women’s clothing swap shop on Brook Street in Cromer, opened in late January

Customers redeem clothing donations for points which can then be spent in the store. It’s an idea that seems tailor-made for these economically worrying times, when households across the UK are faced with rising energy prices, soaring grocery bills and the level of highest inflation in a decade.

Sue Buffin, 56, founder and chief executive of New-U, said: “People have less and less money now. What draws customers to the store is the non-spending and that is the environmental aspect.”


Former Cromer Mayor Mike Bossingham opens New U in January 2022.
– Credit: New-U

Customers can bring in up to 10 good quality, clean, and undamaged garments each day and then redeem those garments for points that can be spent in the store.

The shop is also selling some items to ensure it can stay open

Ms Buffin said: “You don’t need money to buy clothes from this store. As long as you have something to trade, which is in good condition, you can get clothes here.

“It’s for people on a budget. Everyone has something in their wardrobe that they may never wear again. If you have things in your wardrobe that you don’t wear anymore, you can bring them here.”

Ms Buffin said the store also helps keep clothes “in circulation” to reduce the carbon footprint.

“There are so many good clothes being brought in,” she said. “There’s such an excess of clothing that already has a huge environmental footprint. It makes sense to keep it in circulation.”


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A sign in the New U in Cromer explains how the exchange shop works.
– Credit: Daniel Hickey

The New-U charity was created in 2018.

Ms Buffin had worked for the health service for 20 years and then at the Prince’s Trust, where she ran an employability program called Talent Match.

As part of this work, she set up a clothing loan program for people looking for outfits for interviews and formal occasions.

“We quickly realized we could do so much more and have a swap shop,” Ms Buffin said.

When the project ended, she left the Prince’s Trust and set up the New-U charity, opening a swap shop in Castle Mall in Norwich in 2018.


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Sue Buffin, CEO, Christine Robinson, and Sean Cowie, Assistant Manager, outside New U, a women’s clothing swap shop in Cromer.
– Credit: Daniel Hickey

Sean Cowie, 40, has been assistant manager of the Cromer store since just after it opened.

He said: “I thought it would take months for the redemption and points system to pick up steam, but in a matter of weeks we’ve had so much success with the donations coming in and the customers coming in. regularly.

“We’ve had more people buying items with points rather than cash.

“It was a brilliant success,” he added.

Mr Cowie, who has worked in charity shops before, said: ‘I’ve had so many donors in other shops who have a really nice dress or a pair of shoes, but because you’ve paid so much money for it, they don’t want to part with it for nothing, even if they don’t wear it.

“With us, with the point system, the giver doesn’t get money back, but they get something, and people are more willing to part with those things.”


Clare Francis, project manager, and on the right Sue Buffin, founder and CEO of New-U.

Behind the counter on the left is Clare Francis, project manager, and on the right Sue Buffin, founder and CEO of New-U.
– Credit: New-U

Currently, the most popular items from the Cromer branch are dresses. As June approaches, they hope to receive more summer clothing donations.

Ms Buffin said on average an M&S dress would score six to eight points.

A point is worth about 50p. A donor can get the equivalent of £4 for a dress while buying one is around £7.

Jeans, top, jacket and shoes cost around 40 points.


The North Norfolk News has launched a Your Money Matters campaign.

The North Norfolk News has launched a Your Money Matters campaign.
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The shop also hosts rag workshops, led by Christine Robinson, 68.

Rugs are made from pieces of fabric cut from clothing that has been donated but is unsuitable or not good enough for display.

At both sites, they have 30 volunteers.

The store also provides job placement opportunities for long-term unemployed youth with low-level mental health issues, disabilities and hidden disabilities.

The experience aims to help trainees gain confidence and recognize the skills they already have.

Ms Buffin said she would like to think there is a future for her charity’s business model.

“But there’s no money in the exchange, so we’re dependent on funding,” she said.

New-U is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.

Saving money on clothes: some ideas

Who? Posted a list of ways people can save money on clothes. Here are a few tips :

-Buy children’s shoes for yourself: If you’re a size five or smaller, this is a handy way to save as children’s clothing and shoes are not subject to VAT.

-Try ‘swishing’: This is exchanging clothes or shoes with others. This works especially well for children’s clothing. You could even organize a “swishing party” with friends.

-Think about quality: Value for money doesn’t always mean the cheapest option. Read online reviews of items before buying if you want to get an idea of ​​their quality.

– Haggle: If you spot an item in a store that you would like but it has a defect, you may be able to haggle the price. Just ask, what have you got to lose? Missing buttons can be sewn on and most stains can be removed.

Our campaign: helping you get through

The North Norfolk News has launched a Your Money Matters campaign to tackle the rising cost of living.

Our journalists will be committed to telling your stories, sharing both your struggles and your successes.

We want to do more for our readers than just point out price increases. We need to help find solutions, ways to make things easier and areas where we can fight so that people can enjoy a better quality of life.

If you run a shop or business in North Norfolk and have a special offer to promote aimed at easing the burden of the rising cost of living, contact our reporters Stuart Anderson at stuart.anderson@archant.co.uk or Daniel Hickey at daniel.hickey@archant.co.uk.

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Recycle Children’s Clothing at Carter’s Store in Lincoln City May 5-8 | Community https://mogotheme.com/recycle-childrens-clothing-at-carters-store-in-lincoln-city-may-5-8-community/ Mon, 02 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/recycle-childrens-clothing-at-carters-store-in-lincoln-city-may-5-8-community/ From May 5-8, Carter’s encourages parents to bring old clothes to recycle in-store in the Lincoln City area for its Closet Cleanout event. Those who bring clothes will receive 20% off a $25 in-store purchase at Carter’s which can be used to purchase new clothes and accessories for their little ones. It’s a great opportunity […]]]>

From May 5-8, Carter’s encourages parents to bring old clothes to recycle in-store in the Lincoln City area for its Closet Cleanout event. Those who bring clothes will receive 20% off a $25 in-store purchase at Carter’s which can be used to purchase new clothes and accessories for their little ones. It’s a great opportunity for parents in Lincoln City to visit their local Carter’s store and refresh their kids’ wardrobes the eco-friendly way.

An extension of Carter’s KIDCYCLE™ program, allowing families to upcycle beloved clothes to create a positive impact on our environment, this new in-store KIDCYCLE™ opportunity will be available at 46 stores, including Lincoln-area stores. City.

Carter’s understands that toddlers grow quickly and wants to ensure parents have a sustainable option for clothing that can no longer be passed down or given away. In 2021, the KIDCYCLE program received shipments totaling over 8,300 pounds of materials that would otherwise have gone to landfill.

This in-store KIDCYCLE program follows a new Carter’s strategy – Raise the Future – rooted in Carter’s goal to inspire generations to prepare for the future. Carter’s and its family of brands are committed to a world where all families with young children – including future generations – can grow and thrive.

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Fashion and luxury retailers boost NFT activations after adopting technology last year https://mogotheme.com/fashion-and-luxury-retailers-boost-nft-activations-after-adopting-technology-last-year/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 11:59:22 +0000 https://mogotheme.com/fashion-and-luxury-retailers-boost-nft-activations-after-adopting-technology-last-year/ A view of the DressX X Printemps pop-up in Paris Photo courtesy of DressX Just over a year ago, a Kate Moss NFT led the fashion industry’s charge to enter the world of non-fungible tokens as the latest marketing venture. It’s been a whirlwind year with brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Balenciaga and Dolce and […]]]>

Just over a year ago, a Kate Moss NFT led the fashion industry’s charge to enter the world of non-fungible tokens as the latest marketing venture. It’s been a whirlwind year with brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Balenciaga and Dolce and Gabbana all jumping on the NFT bandwagon. The rollout for the next phase of this new medium is starting to surface, with several partnerships over the past month indicating how each industry player wants to get in on the action.

Digital becomes brick and mortar

NFTs live in the digital world in places like the Metaverse. But it doesn’t stop at the actual physical stores hosting their sale in person. Selfridges in London has just launched a project with the French Maison Paco Rabanne. Tony’s retailer has taken the founder’s innovative and somewhat radical 1966 concept of “12 Unwearable Dresses” into today’s version of a futuristic tool, reviving all 12 styles as NFTs. The dresses, recently shown at Decentraland

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fashion week, will be available online and with a physical presence inside the store. A screen in an immersive space highlights Op Art works by Victor Vasarely and physical pieces from the Spring 2022 collection will be available for customers to view all 12 dresses. Customers can pay via crypto wallet or credit card and a custodial wallet can be used which contains a layer 2 blockchain framework.

French department store Printemps has opened to house DressX, a virtual closet founded by Daria Shapovalova and Natalia Modenova in 2020 that creates digital clothing, NFTs and AR

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looks that generate no waste, carbon footprint or chemicals during production. The digital platform dips its toes into the physical world with a “phygital” pop-up. Activation, in store until May 18and, includes five digital pieces in Printemps’ signature green, allowing a real-time clothing experience presented on a human-sized interactive screen. Guests can try on and record videos of themselves wearing the computer-generated garment by choosing from the unique collection or an archive of AR outfits. Getting people to try on virtual clothes in a physical setting can also serve to convince skeptics to explore this new technology.

DressX announced new partnerships almost every two weeks beyond the Printemps pop-up. They recently collaborated with American Eagle for three digital jeans styles to mark “Earth Month” from April 25th to May 2nd.n/a. Each pair has its unique water pattern, like cascading waterfalls, which demonstrates the possibility of digital clothing. Earlier this month, the platform teamed up with popular Gen Z social game Roblox for a Metaverse portable collection. DressX has also teamed up with Italian cross-reality curator Xbinary to breathe new life into a selection of sculptural “artwear” pieces by American artist Kris Ruhs from the Fondazione Sozzani archives. Originally featured DressX Xbinary Genesis Jewelry NFT drop at a DressX event at 10 Corso Como during Milan Fashion Week.

NFTs can be more than valuable works of digital art. Some of them have jobs, such as those dubbed “utility NFTs”. Enter ORIGYN, a Swiss foundation “dedicated to identifying, authenticating, and unlocking the credentials of ownership of valuables.” In layman’s terms, the platform, which has funding from Paris Hilton and Bill Ackman, uses utility NFTs containing blockchain technology to trace product genesis and trace previous ownership – given the market’s popularity of pre-owned luxury watches, their recently announced partnership with WatchBox, a collectible luxury watch marketplace. The partnership will allow buyers to be even more reassured about the legitimacy of their purchases.

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Others use NFTs to help with fundraising efforts. In the winter issue of Ac Magazine, photographer Fred Siegel captured 14 octogenarian residents of the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) such as Lee Meriwether, Corrine Conley, Johnny Gunn, Maggie Abbot, Anthony Lawrence, Toni Smith Lawrence, Alan Sloan, Sally Sloan, Kay Weissman, Susan Germaine, Susan Nathe, Toni Sawyer, Wini Hammond and in a warm and playful prop shoot. Former entertainment industry models were dressed in pieces from brands including Shinola, Ted Baker, Marchon and Collection 18, including Kurt Geiger London, who sponsored the shoot. The images will be available as collectible digital artwork NFTs on the Black Snow platform. Proceeds from the fundraiser will fund the many services MPTF provides to serving and retired members of the Southern California entertainment community.

“We embraced the idea of ​​filming when we found out that MPTF was celebrating its 100th anniversary, and it was the perfect time to celebrate non-traditional role models,” said AC President Karen Giberson. “At the same time, we were watching the evolution of the NFT market and thought there might be an innovative way to use the images from Ac Magazine to raise funds in support of MPTF’s 100th anniversary, bringing the NFT collection project.”

A TEACHING MOMENT

As the technology is new, other players in the industry are recognizing the need to educate traditional creatives. To help pave the way for American designers curious and new to the tech form, the CFDA has partnered with 5Crypto, a global web3, cryptocurrency, NFT, metaverse, and blockchain marketing practice; The sandbox

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metaverse and polygon

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Studios, a service that helps developers build decentralized applications on their platform by providing Web2 and Web3 teams with a suite of services such as developer support, partnering, strategy, go-to-market, and integrations techniques, to guide American fashion into this new frontier, creating a Web3 model for the industry.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for the CFDA to lead the American fashion industry into the future of commerce and creativity,” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb. “Our mission is to position our members as leaders in global fashion and retail innovation through digital strategies to support growth and expansion. With support from The Sandbox and Polygon Studios, the CFDA is about educating and empowering business leaders for generations to come.”

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