- Long Tall Sally, the world’s top clothing brand for tall women, is closing.
- Gap reports a $932 million loss after closing 90% of its global stores during the COVID-19 shutdown.
- Aurora James, founder of sustainable accessories brand Brother Vellies, started the 15% pledge campaign after the murder of George Floyd. Goal is to call on major retailers to pledge 15% of their shelf space to black-owned businesses.
- Following criticism over her company’s lack of diversity and treatment of former Black and POC employees, Leandra Medine Cohen announced that she would “step back” from Man Repeller, the site she founded in 2010.
- Harper’s Bazaar appoints Samira Nasr as its first-ever black editor-in-chief.
- The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced new initiatives to address systemic racism within the fashion industry.
- Actor and eco-fashion advocate Emma Watson is joining the board of Kering, the conglomerate that oversees Gucci, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Alexander McQueen.
- Here are the best sunscreens of 2020 according to consumer reports.
- 11 Honoré has launched an in-house private-label collection.
Fun Fashion Fact
Did you know that sequins became popular in the 1920s, inspired by the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 in which gold discs were found sewn to the young king’s clothing. Early sequins were made of metal, but by the 1930s lighter weight alternatives made of gelatin were introduced. One drawback: these would melt if your body grew too hot or you got caught in the rain.