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Gap’s Gone Green – Well Spent. – Mens Fashion Article

85548 has thumbnail June 10, 2019 | By Reed Nelson According to Retail Dive, Gap is planning to switch over to “100% sustainable cotton within the next six years.” Per the article, Gap has committed to using 100% sustainable cotton for its flagship brand “by 2021, Old Navy by 2022 and Banana Republic by 2023,” citing “reducing water use… and limiting the contribution of cotton production to climate change” as the main motivators for the shift. If you’re wondering what,…

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NYFWM Recap: David Hart Spring Summer 2020 – Mens Fashion Article

One of the designers synonymous with New York Men’s Day is David Hart. David Hart has been a mainstay helping to kick off of New York Fashion Week Men’s since its inception.As a result, it’s always one of those shows attendees flock to especially since Hart’s collections come from so many different inspirations. For the last Fall/Winter collection, Hart showed a capsule collection in blacks and beiges. While the looks where shown monochromatic, one could…

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Resale Platforms Are Making It Harder for Counterfeiters – Mens Fashion Article

According to a recent story from Glossy, resale platforms have gotten so good at authenticating luxury goods that it’s actually impacting the global counterfeit trade. While resale platforms were once a key revenue stream for counterfeiters, as the “market has continued to boom… stricter measures of authentication” have emerged – StockX, The RealReal, and others all have full-on “authentications teams” – and that has “dissuaded [counterfeiters] from trying to sneak fakes through.” According to one of the prominent authentication firms,…

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Instagram Is Going to Turn Us All into Stores – Mens Fashion Article

According to Bloomberg, every Instagram user will soon be able to add buy links to their posts. Called Checkout, the feature will initially be rolled out to a “small group of influencers, including Kim Kardashian West” but will eventually allow any user to “buy any garment directly from anyone’s Instagram post” — something Bloomberg called the “holy grail of social shopping.” If all goes well, Bloomberg is positing that Instagram “might just have created a high-end alternative to Amazon,” especially…

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Our Clothes Are Full of Toxic Chemicals – Mens Fashion Article

Offering further proof that the fashion industry is basically a just cartoon villain at this point, Vogue Business ran a story on the terrifying array of highly toxic chemicals found in most popular clothing. Examples include fluorinated chemicals, which are “lauded for their efficacy at imparting stain, oil and water repellency into fabrics,” but are also directly linked to various types of cancer (among other illnesses), and formaldehyde, which is used for anti-wrinkle treatments, even though it’s, well, embalming fluid.…

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Report: Americans Would Rather Buy Cheap Than Buy Ethical – Mens Fashion Article

A new report from the risk-management firm, Deloitte, has found that the average American consumer’s “share of spending devoted to clothing has dropped by more than half since 1987.” As detailed by Quartz, the exhaustive report was compiled using data from “more than 200 billion credit card transactions,” as well as survey results from over 4,000 US consumers, and data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the report, “in 1987 US shoppers devoted about 5% of their…

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Introducing: Continental 80 Pride Trainers – Mens Fashion Article

Written by: Bronwen Collins | May 31, 2019. With Pride Month mere days away, adidas is spoiling us all with their new Continental 80 pride silhouettes, available on Mainline Menswear today from 11pm! The classic retro trainer has its stripes reimagined in rainbow hues across the sides, with the Trefoil logo and the insole branding also receiving a vibrant rainbow boost. Adidas Contential pride silhouettes provide a perfect off-white vintage look for your wardrobe, just in time for pride month.…

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Cause-Based Commerce Will Save Us All (LOL, Not Really, but It’s Kinda Helping) – Mens Fashion Article

85428 has thumbnail May 30, 2019 | By Reed Nelson The very fabric of our society may be unraveling before our eyes, but if you’re looking for a silver(ish) lining, WWD is reporting that America’s dramatic political polarization is doing wonders for cause-based commerce. According to the article, a study found that 58 percent of consumers aged 13 to 25 are “more likely to buy from brands that back a good cause.” And brands have noticed. Allbirds, Everlane, and Adidas…

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Cosmetics Are Making Us Sick – Mens Fashion Article

The Guardian is reporting that the “largely self-regulated” US cosmetics and personal care industry allows the use of more than 12,000 chemicals, a number of which are “unsafe.” “Since it first came under FDA purview in the 1930s, the industry has had only nine chemicals banned from use,” the story said, noting that “more than 40 countries have banned 1,400 chemicals in cosmetic products.” Among those permitted chemicals are “known or suspected carcinogens” like the formaldehyde “found in some keratin…

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Luxury Prices Are a Marketing Gimmick – Mens Fashion Article

For those wondering who, exactly, is buying the biggest big-ticket luxury fashion items, it’s pretty much no one. A recent trend analysis from Vogue Business found that the most expensive items from luxury houses exist mainly for marketing reasons. “Products priced at the highest end primarily serve a promotional purpose,” the story says. Reviewing the prices of 13 luxury brands, Vogue found that “the average difference between the most expensive and median-priced women’s product sold by luxury labels over the…

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