Swatch will start selling sunglasses, an eco-friendly clothing collection from Marks & Spencer, Nike becomes the official apparel provider for the NBA, and other fashion news that made headlines this week.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that in the 18th century Birmingham was an important centre for button manufacturers. An enormous diversity of buttons was produced in this city in the West Midlands, from silk covered, brass, stamped and embossed to gilt metal, silver, cut-steel, and mother-of-pearl. In fact, it is said that underneath the town hall there are “thousands of tons of mollusc shells, the waste from workshops which used mother-of-pearl.”