German discounter Lidl has opened its very first CO2-neutral store in Ixelles (Brussels), where it uses several techniques to save energy, like using the heat from the refrigerator cooling generators to heat the store itself.
Lidl heats stores with refrigerators
Amazon is allegedly planning its own collections of sports clothing, having contacted manufacturers working for chains like Gap and Uniqlo. These are currently only producing small numbers of clothing for testing purposes.
Swedish H&M has acquired a minority stake in Re:newcell, which targets the recycling of old clothing in order to ensure a more sustainable fashion industry.
In the past fiscal year, Japanese Uniqlo more than doubled its profit on the back of a 4 % turnover increase. The fashion chain forecasts international sales to soon outgrow those of Japan.
Fashion brand Gucci will no longer use fur in its clothing and accessories, as CEO Marco Bizzarri promised during his Kering Award for sustainable fashion acceptance speech for the London College of Fashion.
German fashion web shop About You, the second largest online European fashion retailer, officially launched in Belgium and the Netherlands following an unofficial launch in the Netherlands some time ago.
French luxury group LVMH has surpassed turnover expectations in the first three months of its fiscal year. Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior’s parent company managed a 12 % like-for-like turnover growth, to 30.1 billion euro.