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    Billy Reid acquires Knot Standard’s DTC business

    As part of the deal, the fashion brand will take over the DTC brand’s stores and start using its AI-based made-to-measure software in all its locations.

    By Cara Salpini • April 16, 2024
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    Rent the Runway turns to resale, advertising in renewed growth push

    The apparel rental service beat expectations in Q4 and struck a note of confidence, saying its restructuring earlier this year wasn’t just about cuts.

    By Daphne Howland • April 12, 2024
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    Shein, Temu have high customer overlap with TikTok Shop: report

    Even while facing a potential ban in the U.S., an Earnest Analytics report finds the platform is dominating social shopping.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • April 8, 2024
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    Vestiaire Collective relaunches vintage category

    The resale platform’s Archive Room includes more than 250,000 items, and the company plans to roll out monthly themed curation events.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Renewcell extends deadline for purchase offers

    Potential buyers have until March 28 to submit bids following the textile waste recycling company’s bankruptcy filing last month.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Top 2024 challenges and priorities

    Embracing technology, automating processes and digitally connecting operations are crucial for greater visibility, transparency, efficiency and cost control.

    March 18, 2024
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    Textile recycling company Infinited Fiber closes $43.8M funding round

    The news comes after Renewcell, its competitor in the recycled materials space, filed for bankruptcy due to lack of funding.

    By March 14, 2024
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    Gap Inc. will begin using regenerated polyester in Athleta apparel

    Cycora, a material from textile science manufacturer Ambercycle, is expected to show up in the athleticwear brand's clothing beginning in 2026.

    By March 6, 2024
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    J.Crew launches swimwear takeback program

    The recycling initiative, in partnership with SuperCircle, will give consumers shopping credit in exchange for used bathing suits from any brand.

    By Howard Ruben • March 4, 2024
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    Zulily IP assets put up for sale

    The sale includes customer data, domain names, over 200 trademarks and code for the Zulily proprietary app.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 1, 2024
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    Coupang wants to transform the luxury fashion customer experience

    On its Q4 earnings call, CEO Bom Kim said his company was confident that buying Farfetch was a prudent financial decision.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition rebrands as Cascale

    The move follows the December exit of CEO Amina Razvi and the organization’s step back from the Higg Materials Sustainability Index.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Automating your Amazon business

    Discover the key to e-commerce success by partnering technology and strategy for thriving sales on online marketplaces.

    Feb. 20, 2024
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    10 retail trends to watch in 2024

    Step into 2024's retail revolution: AI-driven experiences, DTC in stores, sustainability surge and nostalgic fashion resurfaces. Adapt or fade away…

    Feb. 12, 2024
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    Prada reclaims top spot on Lyst Index

    Miu Miu fell to second place on the quarterly report, while Ugg returned to the top-20 brand category and The Row made its first appearance.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Coupang completes acquisition of Farfetch

    The $500 million deal, initially announced in December, was threatened last week by Farfetch bond holders seeking to recover their investment in the luxury e-commerce firm.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Farfetch deal with Coupang threatened by ad hoc investor group

    The noteholders, who collectively hold more than half of the luxury e-commerce platform’s 2027 bonds, say they’re seeking options that would allow them to recover their funds.

    By Updated Jan. 30, 2024
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    Under Armour, Celanese develop spandex alternative

    The companies partnered on Neolast, a high-performing alternative to elastane — a fiber that gives apparel stretch.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 26, 2024
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    Textile tech brand Repreve introduces yarn made from plastic bottles

    The fiber, called Recomfort, is designed to to be pill-resistant and feel like traditional cotton, acrylic and rayon.

    By Howard Ruben • Jan. 25, 2024
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    TrusTrace lands $24M growth investment

    The traceability platform will use the money to boost its global expansion strategy.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    7 fashion industry trends to watch in 2024

    The coming year will bring fast fashion battles, more mergers and acquisitions, an evolution of luxury and a presidential election, and that’s just for starters.

    By Laurel Deppen and Lara Ewen • Jan. 12, 2024
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    Biomaterials firm backed by Kering raises 11 million euros

    Mogu Srl has completed Series A funding and plans to launch a demo production plant, expand its team and increase its research and development efforts.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    Rent the Runway to cut 10% of its corporate workforce, COO resigns

    The designer rental service is launching a restructuring plan, which it says will result in $11 million to $13 million in annualized run rate cash savings.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    Leather alternative startup names new chief product officer

    Gozen, which recently closed a $3.3 million funding round, named Sedef Uncu Aki to the position.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    Zulily goes out of business, plans to liquidate

    The retailer has entered an assignment for the benefit of creditors, an alternative to bankruptcy, after seven months under private equity ownership.

    By Nate Delesline III • Jan. 3, 2024