- New online beauty marketplace Geenie pairs shoppers with beauty brands that align with their values.
- Renowned fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto has passed away at the age of 76.
- Levi’s new Wellthread High Loose Women’s jeans, made with organic cotton and Circulose, is its most sustainable jeans yet.
- Skechers has launched an under-$50, podiatrist-approved sneaker line with Amazon.
- Birkenstock is also foraying further into the sneaker market with the Birkenstock Bend sneaker.
- The new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Crater is made with 40% recycled content.
- Victoria Beckham is cutting staff at her fashion label by nearly a fifth due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
- 200-year-old retailer Brooks Brothers has filed for bankruptcy.
- For the first time in its 107-year-history, Vanity Fair magazine has featured the work of a Black photographer on its cover.
- The H&M Group will further invest in the circular fashion economy via Sellpy, the re-commerce platform that specializes in selling second-hand clothing.
I thought this quote from Rebekah Taussig in Cup of Jo’s Week of Outfits series was food for thought:
“Sometimes I feel like my ability to present myself the way I want to be seen is limited, because the wheelchair is so loud and immediate. As soon as people see me, and my age, and my chair, it’s like they write a story about that in their minds — what it means to them, and what it must mean to me. So, for me, the things that I choose to wear are in part a way for me to control that narrative in some way. I love these wheel covers for that reason — the first time I wore them, they changed the conversation. Instead of asking ridiculous or invasive questions about my chair, people asked me about the artist. Immediately, my wheel covers asserted that life in a disabled body can be engaging and playful and creative.”