Buyers Navigate Sprawling LA Market #thenewmar #dtla #fashiondistrict

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Buyers Navigate Sprawling LA Market #thenewmar #dtla #fashiondistrict

The recent Los Angeles Fashion Market was a sprawling affair with permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitors showing at trade shows showcasing everything from Immediate goods to Spring merchandise to a group of buyers that were predominantly local.

The New Mart Feels the Energy

Showrooms were buzzing at The New Mart. Buyers were placing solid orders and generally were positive.

“We’ve had the best market since our showroom was here,” said Suzie Hart, co-owner of the 12-year-old Niche Showroom.

Hart said boutiques remain positive despite the challenges of many bricks-and-mortar stores. “The boutiques are more customer-driven, which is reflected in their business,” she said.

She also credits the positive vibe she and her colleagues created for the recent fashion market. The showroom opened a day early on Sunday and offered brunch bites and frozen rosé wine—or frosés. On Monday, there were boozy frozen desserts such as vodka-smashed sorbets, and on Tuesday the showroom served tacos and frozen margaritas. “We made it entertaining,” Hart said with a laugh. “Positive energy brings positive sales.”

For The Landa Showroom, it was all about great prints and colors, which kept retailers coming in. Front and center stood the Aratta line, made with vibrant embroidered prints, mixed prints and bright colors. “Buyers have been attracted by prints and graphics,” said showroom owner Shana Landa Regenhardt.

They have also been attracted to kimonos, whimsical items and novelty denim with different washes and striped side seams such as the Dear John line, which wholesales for $34 to $39.

Designers and Agents

“The show grew, and we needed a new layout,” Kramer said.

This season, there were 38 new designer collections at the show, including lines from Europe and Japan.

“Monday was really busy and even now buyers are all over the place,” Kramer said on the last day of the show. “It’s been uplifting.”

https://www.apparelnews.net/news/2017/oct/12/buyers-navigate-sprawling-la-market/

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Church denies First Communion to fashion-loving girl because she wanted to wear a suit #freefashion #beyourself #dtla

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Church denies First Communion to fashion-loving girl because she wanted to wear a suit #freefashion #beyourself #dtla

This makes me furious!! EVERYONE should be able to wear what they want for any occasion they want! If this young girl wants to wear a suit to first communion then let her. Clothes and Fashion is about expressing yourself and this should be appreciated. 

Cady Mansell has always had a strong sense of fashion. At 9 years old, she likes trying on makeup and painting her nails. She likes shopping trips to Chicago with her fashion-conscious mother. And since she asked for her first bow tie during one of those trips to the mall when she was just 4 years old, Cady has had a thing for snazzy suits.

“It made me sad and mad,” Cady said. “We should all be equal and wear what we would like.”

The Rev. Sammie Maletta, the priest at St. John the Evangelist, told the Mansells that a deacon at the church could administer Cady’s First Communion privately, but that she couldn’t attend the ceremony with the rest of her classmates unless she wore a dress or skirt. Cady was upset by that; she wanted to sit with her friends. Maletta declined to comment on this story, according to a school official.

Chris said that all this has nothing to do with Cady’s gender identity or sexuality — her 9-year-old girl definitely identifies as a girl. Cady does have short hair right now, for excellent reason. She has twice grown her hair long and then cut it to donate to Locks of Love, which makes wigs for patients who lose their hair to disease. Her father has shaved his head several years in a row as a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money for childhood cancer research.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/church-denies-first-communion-to-fashion-loving-girl-because-she-wanted-to-wear-a-suit/ar-AAtmssm

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Stella McCartney Discusses How Sustainable Fashion Can Be Sexy—And “How Technology Can Save Us” #sustainablefashion #furfree

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Stella McCartney Discusses How Sustainable Fashion Can Be Sexy—And “How Technology Can Save Us” #sustainablefashion #furfree

Sustainable fashion is the future!

Stella McCartney made ethical fashion a pillar of her label way before sustainability was a hashtag or buzzword. She’s candid about the immense harm fashion inflicts on the environment—it’s the second dirtiest industry on the planet after oil—and has paved the way for other eco-minded designers to follow her lead. 

Her Adidas by Stella McCartney collections have brought eco-fashion to the athletic market, too; last season, she developed jackets and sneakers made from 100 percent recycled polyester, a first for both brands.

For the next generation, ethical fashion is already a “no-brainer.”

Great design is just as important as eco-friendly fabrics and processes.

https://www.vogue.com/article/vogue-forces-of-fashion-stella-mccartney-sustainable

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Gucci ditches fur as animal cruelty puts the bite on fashion industry! #nomorefur #saveanimals #thenewmart #sustainability

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Gucci ditches fur as animal cruelty puts the bite on fashion industry! #nomorefur #saveanimals #thenewmart #sustainability

The New Mart Building is firm on harming no animals in the making of clothes for fashion. I love that Gucci is supporting this and is changing their ways :)

Fashion house Gucci has announced it will no longer use animal fur, beginning with its spring summer 2018 collection.

Gucci's president and chief executive Marco Bizzarri announced the policy on Wednesday, Humane Society International reported.

Gucci's fur-free policy will involve all species specially bred or caught for fur, including mink, coyote, raccoon dog, fox, rabbit, and karakul.

About 100 million animals die for their fur every year, said Nicola Beynon of Humane Society International - Australia.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/gucci-ditches-fur-as-animal-cruelty-puts-the-bite-on-fashion-industry-20171012-gyzc7j.html

 

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‘L.A. India Fashion Week’ Debuts in SoCal; Brings Together Designers, Vendors #lafashion #indiafashion #culture #laindianfashionweek

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‘L.A. India Fashion Week’ Debuts in SoCal; Brings Together Designers, Vendors #lafashion #indiafashion #culture #laindianfashionweek

The first ever L.A. Indian Fashion Week! I am excited ! I love discovering other cultures and greatly appreciate the wonderful diversity in fashion, food, and traditions. I think this is not only such a fabulous opportunity for Indian women but also for people who don't know a lot or appreciate Indian culture to get the latest fashion looks of India without having to travel there!

Hundreds of formal clothing items were presented alongside pieces of jewelry as a large crowd of fashion aficionados and curious onlookers strolled through the ballroom all afternoon. The Oct. 8 event, which featured multiple vendor booths and four fashion shows, was the culmination of a series of individual fashion events at Little India storefronts.

L.A. India Fashion Week, through it all, was designed to promote Indian fashion in the heart of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

“The heart of [L.A. India Fashion Week] is to promote Indian fashion. I’m bringing together vendors and designers from India, from local boutiques, and we have amazing fabrics,” Vasant told India-West.

Ziba Beauty’s Sumita Batra said the new L.A. India Fashion Week was the first of its kind in the country and could well grow into an event bridging Indian culture to non-Indian audiences.

“It’s great and convenient for people in L.A.,” Neeta Asija told India-West. “They don’t need to go back to India, and they can find the latest fashions right here.”

http://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/l-a-india-fashion-week-debuts-in-socal-brings-together/article_b6dfe280-ae23-11e7-9caf-6f574404dfc4.html

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Joken Style Debuts Larger Showroom #dtla #lamarket #thenewmart

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Joken Style Debuts Larger Showroom #dtla #lamarket #thenewmart

Did you go to LA Market this week and notice Joken Style ?! 

The Joken Style showroom doubled the size of its real estate when it moved down the hall to Suite 602 of the New Mart building in downtown Los Angeles from Suite 607.

Showroom owner Eme Mizioch held a party to celebrate the debut of the new space on Oct. 9. One reason for the move? The new space has a conference room for product development meetings. Joken is strengthening its services for product development, styling, social media outreach along with sales.

https://www.apparelnews.net/news/2017/oct/11/joken-style-debuts-larger-showroom/

 

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Fashion Is Suddenly Flocking to Feathers, with Rihanna and Her "Yeti Boots" Leading the Way

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Fashion Is Suddenly Flocking to Feathers, with Rihanna and Her "Yeti Boots" Leading the Way

Feathers is in Fashion ! 

Last fall, Miuccia Prada's Spring 2017 collection revived many of her greatest hits—except that, amidst the usual minimal black dresses, bold handbags, and cacophonous prints, there was a much fluffier addition. Marabou and ostrich feathers decorated hems, cuffs, necklines, chests, sandals, and even silky pajamas, ranging from earthy tones to can't-miss yellows and pinks.

Feathers showed up in Prada's next collection earlier this year, too, though they were missing from this season's; instead, Prada seemed to have passed them on to other designers, who've finally taken her hint. That much was clear at shows like Moschino, which Kaia Gerber, who managed to ascend to supermodel-dom over the course of a single season, opened in a giant pastel blue feather tutu, making way for a series of models who matched her in pink and purple. Even Alberta Ferretti, who made a concerted effort to rid of embellishments this season, snuck in some feathers on her various gowns and shift dresses.

Feathers showed up in Prada's next collection earlier this year, too, though they were missing from this season's; instead, Prada seemed to have passed them on to other designers, who've finally taken her hint. That much was clear at shows like Moschino, which Kaia Gerber, who managed to ascend to supermodel-dom over the course of a single season, opened in a giant pastel blue feather tutu, making way for a series of models who matched her in pink and purple. Even Alberta Ferretti, who made a concerted effort to rid of embellishments this season, snuck in some feathers on her various gowns and shift dresses.

By the time the season ended in Paris, Saint Laurent had opened its show with fuzzy appendages sprouting from the sandals parading down the runway, which gave way to several pairs of knee-high, feather-tiered shoes that were quickly termed "yeti boots"—not that that stopped Rihanna from snatching them up days later.

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Rag & Bone starts denim recycling program at specialty stores nationwide #lafashion #reuseandrecycled #demin

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Rag & Bone starts denim recycling program at specialty stores nationwide #lafashion #reuseandrecycled #demin

Do your have any unwanted denim ?!

Rag & Bone is partnering with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green program by launching a denim recycling campaign. It will be introduced in Rag & Bone’s specialty stores on Tuesday. Customers can bring in unwanted denim jeans so that they may be re-purposed.

Since 2006, the Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling program has been helping communities in need across the country by giving “new life” to recycled denim. All denim collected through the Blue Jeans Go Green program is recycled into UltraTouch Denim Insulation through Bonded Logic Inc., and a portion of this insulation is in turn distributed to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity to help rebuilding efforts across the country.

Rag & Bone will accept denim jeans from any brand and in exchange will provide a 20 percent discount on the purchase of full-price jeans. There’s no limit on the amount of denim that can be deposited at each of the Rag & Bone stores; the discount may only be redeemed on the day of drop-off. Recipients will be able to purchase an unlimited amount of Rag & Bone full-price denim jeans in store the same day.

The denim recycling initiative will run from Tuesday through Dec. 31, with drop off points in all specialty Rag & Bone stores nationwide.

http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-wwd-rag-and-bone-denim-recycling-20171009-story.html

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Vegan fashion: Orange County sisters create LA-based brand that mirrors their cruelty-free lifestyle

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Vegan fashion: Orange County sisters create LA-based brand that mirrors their cruelty-free lifestyle

Vegan and Vegetarian lifestyle is becoming more and more of a great reality !

Meg and Komie Vora live together, work together, eat together. And, always, the pair of millennial-age sisters do what they do as vegans. That includes the outfits they wear, culled from their own women’s luxury clothing line, Delikate Rayne.

Purchased items arrive with a hand-written note that might say, “Look at you saving the environment and looking badass while doing it.”

“They brought a great mix of East and West to Indian consumers for the lookbook through the stylish vegan fashions they chose,” says Benazir Suraiya, associate manager of celebrity and media projects for PETA India.

“These shoppers now know they can easily opt for luxurious looking synthetics and other animal-friendly materials. Meg and Komie really helped people see that compassion is always in fashion and that materials like vegan leather, faux fur, mock croc are easily available in Indian markets.”

 

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Do the People Still Want to Shop at Malls? #dtla #lafashion #thenewmart

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Do the People Still Want to Shop at Malls? #dtla #lafashion #thenewmart

How to Save the Mall -> Apparel, Food, Health, Fitness and Entertainment!

LOS ANGELES, United States — Do consumers still need shopping malls? One in four US malls won’t exist in five years, according to a June report by Credit Suisse. This year alone, American shopping malls will lose an estimated 8,640 stores to closures. That’s, in part, thanks to digital sales of apparel, which are growing fast and estimated to reach 35 percent of total apparel sales by 2030, up from 17 percent this year.

The new Westfield Century City, re-imagined in partnership with Los Angeles-based (and television famous) interior designer Kelly Wearstler, features outdoor dining spaces, acres of gardens, even a canopy of olive and palm trees. And yes, stores. Over 200 of them, including a three-storey Nordstrom, a Zara and a Bonobos.

Food, too: Lots of it. Along with Eataly, the first location of the high-end Italian food hall to open on the West Coast of the United States, there is an expansive location of the popular local grocery store Gelson’s and plenty of fast-casual and fine-dining restaurants, including Din Tai Fung (the first Taiwanese spot to receive a Michelin Star).

Fitness buffs can join the upscale Equinox gym, or take a class Gloveworx boxing studio. The company has even hired a “creative head of global entertainment” — well-regarded Broadway producer Scott Sanders — to run its live programming across its centres. Out of dozens of retailers, 50 of them have never before done business with Westfield.

But even with all the bells and whistles — Uber waiting lounge included — Westfield Century City is still, of course, a mall.

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Taco Bell Teamed Up With Forever21 on a Clothing Line #lafashion #fastfashion #tacobell #forever21

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Taco Bell Teamed Up With Forever21 on a Clothing Line #lafashion #fastfashion #tacobell #forever21

Fast food is becoming fashionable—literally. 

If you like Taco Bell and lovee Forever 21, this collaborative line is for you !!!

The line, called Taco Bell x Forever21, will get its first preview on October 10 in the Fashion District in Los Angeles. The runway show—which will be complemented by a taco truck, of course—will feature tops, bodysuits and cropped hoodies for women in “playfully vibrant prints.” The men’s line consists of a sweatshirt, hoodie and anorak jacket. Taco Bell promises that the line will be “affordable…and a little quirky.”

“We often think of Taco Bell as 'the fast fashion of food,’ given how we continuously introduce innovative limited edition products that everyone can enjoy, so when it came to our first-ever retail collaboration, we knew our partner had to be the leader in actual fast fashion,” Marisa Thalberg, Chief Marketing Officer at Taco Bell, said in a statement.

Fans can submit their love of Taco Bell through #F21xTacoBell for a chance to see their image or video incorporated into the runway show. Brittany Creech and Andrew McBurnie, who both displayed their love for the fast food chain by taking their senior portrait photosat Taco Bell, will make appearances during the runway show. The collection itself will be available online at Forever21 on October 11, the day after the show.

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Annual Urban Dinner Party in LA Fashion District Coming in October #thenewmart #lafashiondistrict

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Annual Urban Dinner Party in LA Fashion District Coming in October #thenewmart #lafashiondistrict

Get ready for an outdoor-dining experience at a 120-foot long table set in a piazza near the Rossoblu restaurant in the LA Fashion District.

The Los Angeles Fashion District District Business Improvement District (BID) is holding its annual urban dinner under the stars at the recently renovated City Market South at 11th and San Julian streets.

The four-course dinner, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, will be prepared by chef Steve Samson of Rossoblu, who will treat guests to a four-course dinner inspired by the places he considers home: Bologna and Los Angeles.

“The urban dinner is an opportunity to bring our community together and share the exciting new businesses and developments happening in our neighborhood,” said Rena Masten Leddy, the executive director of the LA Fashion District BID. “Proceeds from this year’s event will help fund a new initiative for public art. The Fashion District is an incredible creative hub and we want to spread that creativity to the public realm.”

Only 100 tickets, at $120, are available to adults over the age of 21. Tickets can only be purchased online at fashiondistrict.org/urbandinnerparty

https://www.apparelnews.net/news/2017/sep/28/annual-urban-dinner-party-la-fashion-district-comi/

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Go and Join Omnichannel Fashion Business Leaders' Breakfast #dtla #fashionadvice

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Go and Join Omnichannel Fashion Business Leaders' Breakfast #dtla #fashionadvice

Get tickets for advice from industry-leading experts who succed in inventory fulfilment strategies!

CGS and Mann Publications are hosting a complimentary business breakfast and panel discussion in Los Angeles. Industry-leading experts will discuss their winning formulas for inventory fulfillment strategies and channel best practices in today's complex omnichannel landscape. Panelists include speakers from Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Dynamic Worldwide, Concepts in Technology, and is hosted by the California Fashion Association.

Follow the Get Tickets link for full details and to RSVP. Seating is limited to 50, so reserve your place now! 

https://www.chicmi.com/event/omnichannel-fashion-business-leaders-breakfast-october-2017/

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Tommy Hilfiger is auctioning off his personal items in LA ! #dtla #fashion #tommyhilfiger

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Tommy Hilfiger is auctioning off his personal items in LA ! #dtla #fashion #tommyhilfiger

For all those. including myself, who love Tommy Hilfiger, we just got awesome news! Hilfiger is auctioning off his PERSONAL collection right in in La on October 21. And even better, the auction will benefit Autism Speaks.

The designer is heading to the auction block with his personal collection that includes clothes, fine art, memorabilia, original photography, chandeliers and furniture — some 348 lots in all. The items will be auctioned by Julien’s Auctions at 805 N. La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles on Oct. 21.

The auction will offer iconic pieces from pop culture history including Marilyn Monroe’s jeans, Mick Jagger’s leather vest and Andy Warhol’s ‘Liza Minelli’ and ‘Truman Capote.’

http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-wwd-tommy-hilfiger-20170927-story.html

 

 

 

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America And Fabletics Launch Global Campaign For Fashion Targets Breast Cancer #thenewmart #fashion #cancer #fashion

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America And Fabletics Launch Global Campaign For Fashion Targets Breast Cancer #thenewmart #fashion #cancer #fashion

Join the Fashion Target Brest Cancer Campaign along side Fabletics.

"Doing Good is Always in Fashion" is the message behind the 2017 Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Campaign from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in partnership with Fabletics, a global active-lifestyle brand co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013.

The collaboration returns for a second year with iconic actress, fashion tastemaker and mother of two serving as the FTBC ambassador for the month of October.

As part of the partnership, Fabletics is launching an FTBC-branded capsule collection available during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. It features three two-piece outfits designed in signature FTBC colors: a sports bra and high-waisted legging, a sports bra and capri, and a tank with a legging.

Proceeds of sales from the three looks will directly benefit FTBC global. The items will be available for purchase across eight countries and available on Fabletics.com as well as in the 22 Fabletics stores nationwide. Fabletics will also host an FTBC event at all retail locations, where a percentage of net proceeds of all sales will be donated to the initiative.

 

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Fashion and art come to the table at the annual Chloé x MOCA night at museum event #LAFASHIONDISTRICT #dtla #fashionandart

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Fashion and art come to the table at the annual Chloé x MOCA night at museum event #LAFASHIONDISTRICT #dtla #fashionandart

Art and Fashion are one family! I love both!! Chloé and MOCA are still united and stand together to spread creativity, fashion, and art.

During a private tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday night, director Philippe Vergne memorably made the connection between an exhibition of work by artist Anna Maria Maiolino (which included tables filled with the aforementioned clay), the luxury label Chloé and Gabriel Orozco’s interactive sculpture “Ping Pond Table(Mesa de ping-pong con estanque)” (1988), which is part of MOCA’s permanent. 

“What amazes me about this,” Vergne said pointing to Orozco’s absurdly configured pingpong table, “is how people will gather here and start playing and having a conversation … And Anna Maria Maiolino’s [“Untitled Clay Table Installation,” (2017)] similarly brings people to the table — the place where people gather, where things happen, where there’s intimacy. [Fashion] maisons are a little bit like that.”

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E-bay's new app is making clothes shopping easier #LAFashion #dtla

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E-bay's new app is making clothes shopping easier #LAFashion #dtla

Shopping for clothes online just got easier on . . . E-BAY?!

Marrying its new "Shop the Look" technology with the art of fashion illustration, eBay has introduced a new destination to shop one-of-a-kind fashion sketches at eBay.com/MyFashionWeek – making it easy to find trends like faux fur, denim, statement handbags and more.

Click below to read the rest of the article and the different proposed new looks!

http://www.foxla.com/good-day/good-day-la-features/this-new-online-technology-is-making-clothes-shopping-easier  

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Uniqlo Ups the Ante on Los Angeles Denim Focus

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Uniqlo Ups the Ante on Los Angeles Denim Focus

We all love Demin and we welcome it to LA! 

Japan-based retailer Uniqlo said it plans to open a new denim concept shop in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District neighborhood.

The ceo went on to say the company often looks to Los Angeles “for style and design inspiration” for its LifeWear collection.

http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/uniqlo-denim-concept-shop-los-angeles-arts-district-10998107-10998107/ 

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Eileen Fisher Wants to Reach Younger Consumers Through Recycled Fashion #LAfashion

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Eileen Fisher Wants to Reach Younger Consumers Through Recycled Fashion #LAfashion

If you love Mother Earth as much as you love fashion, then you will swoon for this sustainability idea. I think that it is magnificent to recycle old clothes that are no longer worn! I would love to see Eileen Fisher come to LA while continuing to  inspire other companies to join in.

“Eileen Fisher has never been trend-driven,” said Horwitz. “We pick up tags that are 30 years old, and it’s still in style today. We think that strikes a chord with a certain customer.”

"In 2009, Eileen Fisher began asking for its clothing back in order to minimize the brand’s contribution to textile waste. Customers hanging onto Eileen Fisher items from any year and in any condition can bring them to a store or mail them in, getting a $5 gift card per garment in exchange. The clothing is then sent to one of two recycling centers owned by the brand in Seattle and New York to be sorted by damage." 

https://digiday.com/marketing/eileen-fisher-wants-reach-younger-consumers-recycled-fashion/

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