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Three Heritage Clothing Brands Empowered by Technology Innovation

In the last couple of years, luxury clothing brands have been embracing innovation as the critical driver for their online and offline solutions. Looking to differentiate themselves from competitors, more forward-thinking brands are confidently turning to technology for answers that will help them empower their teams so that they can make sustainable and agile decisions […]

Using New Blockchain Technology Platform To Improve The Supply Chain

It is effortless to get excited about new technology, especially if it has been designed to empower consumers to steer toward a more sustainable future. Recently I found myself getting excited about a blockchain technology platform by PaperTale. Developed by a Swedish startup, PaperTale has the potential to play an intricate role in not only solving […]

Building a Responsible Leather Supply Chain for a Greener Future

As the fashion industry slowly becomes more ethical, we are seeing brands like Chanel changing their ways when it comes to the use of exotic skins. We are also witnessing fashion businesses publicly frowning on the use of fur, but the thing is, when it comes to leather, it seems that many brands are still using […]

Building a Sustainable Brand: Terms Designers Should Know

Once every few years, I listen to a podcast that aligns all the nerdy research, facts, vocab words, and intentions that I want every designer to have access to. Most recently, the Smart Creation, the podcast with Isaac Nichelson, CEO & Co-founder at Circular Systems™ had all of the information that designers would need to know when […]

Scale your Fashion Brand with Supply Chain Data Analytics

As brands are scaling to the next level there are growing pains that they will experience as they find ways to sustain growth. While these growing pains are often unavoidable, some measures can be taken to help alleviate the process. Companies that are in the process of establishing their next chapter for success can rely […]

Circular Business Models: Bridging the Gap in the Apparel Sector

In the past two decades, we have seen a dramatic decrease in the number of times clothes are worn. According to Amsterdam based Circle Economy, the shift towards fast fashion has meant that today’s average consumer buys 60% more items than they did 15 years ago and wear them for half as long. They also state […]

The Death of Fast Fashion

Over the course of 2019, we have watched multiple apparel brands file for bankruptcy and shock the industry with crumbling supply chain efforts. Brands that were once considered industry titans are now being swept to the side by brands who had the foresight to establish a strong supply chain and smaller brands who have been […]

Changing the Fashion Industry with Cloud-Based Technology

Suspicious and untrusting, the fashion industry has been quite reluctant to adopt the latest innovation as a tool for their business. Usually labeled as a ‘fad’, today’s technology has been mainly resisted by traditional companies unwilling to leave the days of hand-written orders to their suppliers and factories in the past. As time ticks on, […]

Supply Chain Analytics are the Solution to the Retail Apocalypse

As the apparel industry stands at the crossroads of what’s next to innovate the industry, many of the top leaders are unsure of where to go. Many brands have turned to microtrends, such as fast fashion, that have very quickly shown that they are not long term solutions. Forever 21’s recent bankruptcy is a clear […]

Forever 21 & the Importance of Sustainability & Digital Integration

It is no secret that in the past few years, quite a few retailers, like Sears, Nine West, and Claire’s have closed down. More recently, American retailer Forever21 fell from grace. Marketed as trendy and affordable, the fast-fashion chain sold, accessories, beauty products, home goods and clothing for women, men and children. A firm favorite with […]