- Copenhagen Fashion Week has released its new sustainability action plan with “tough new environmental requirements for participating brands.”
- French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro has passed away at the age of 86.
- Italian Vogue reduced its carbon footprint by hiring artists to illustrate its January 2020 issue instead of staging elaborate photo shoots.
- Versace has banned the use of kangaroo skin for its luxury leather products after pressure from an animal rights’ group.
- Nike has created a new shoe specifically designed for nurses.
- After 50 years, Jean-Paul Gaultier is stepping back from his fashion and perfume business.
- Everlane is now selling sustainable leggings, the first athletic wear product to come from the minimalist basics brand.
- H&M is the first retailer who will start selling clothing made from Circulose — a sustainable fabric option made from upcycled clothing and fashion waste.
- Target has launched a new size-inclusive and affordable activewear line, All in Motion.
Fun Fashion Fact
Did you know that Emanuel Ungaro “sustained a proper couture house, and quality ready-to-wear, for more than 30 years without major outside finance, or annexation by a luxury conglomerate.” This is an exception in today’s fashion world, and made him the last independent in Paris.