2022 offers new opportunities for the fashion industry. After difficult pandemic years, growth is on the horizon again, at least if the fashion sector commits to sustainable and digital innovation. But who are the biggest players today?
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A German NGO has filed a complaint in the Netherlands for complicity in slavery and exploitation against several major clothing brands, including C&A and Nike.
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Inditex is reorganising its management: Óscar García Maceiras will become the new CEO and Marta Ortega Pérez will succeed Pablo Isla as chairwoman in a few months' time.
After an extensive refurbishment, H&M has recently reopened its Amsterdam flagship store on the Kalverstraat, a busy shopping street in Amsterdam. With the new store concept, the retailer emphasises sustainability and local elements.
Resigning CEO Paul Lembrechts remains tied to FNG: a new CEO has not yet been found. Lembrechts wanted to leave after not getting a pay raise, but for the time being he remains in post
Last Thursday, Nike unveiled a virtual world called 'Nikeland' on gaming platform Roblox. By doing so, the sports giant is one of the first big brands to enter the metaverse.
Adidas Terrex, the outdoor division of the German sports brand, opened its first European flagship store in Munich late last week. The store places a strong emphasis on sustainability and aims to be the go-to place for the local outdoor community.
More and more retailers are abandoning Black Friday, opting for a more sustainable alternative or taking the opportunity to launch an event with a social impact.
C&A will undergo a major restructuring: the fashion group is opting for a leaner organisational structure, which involves merging and centralising some functions. It is not yet clear how many jobs will be lost.
Dutch textile discounter Zeeman is testing a fresh store concept at four locations, which will better fit the current brand positioning. The first pilot store opened Wednesday morning in Ermelo, three other branches in the Netherlands and Belgium will follow quickly.
The second season of the successful Netflix series 'Emily in Paris' is getting 'shoppable content': outfits and accessories from the series will be available for purchase both online and at Saks department stores.
After a thorough refurbishment, Tommy Hilfiger reopened its flagship store in Brussels last Friday.
Sportswear giant Nike seems to be getting ready to offer its branded trainers and clothing in virtual environments.
Belgian consumers buy a third of their clothes online, and the number of second-hand shoppers has quadrupled in two years. Since the pandemic, these trends have changed the fashion market permanently. This is what the budget management app Cake concluded. But who is the biggest fashion retailer?
Customers in Ralph Lauren flagship stores may soon be able to dye their own polo shirts in a colour of their choice. Thus, the fashion brand is working on more sustainable production while also offering its consumers a personalised experience.
Now that people can start shopping in person again, Zalando's empire is (somewhat) gone. Growth slowed down, and, this autumn, the online fashion platform had to lure consumers back with discounts.