Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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The Fall 2021 Jewelry Trend Report

The pandemic and Zoom have ushered in a new era of waist-up dressing that puts jewelry, especially earrings and necklaces, in the spotlight. Unsurprisingly, these were the categories designers focused on for fall. Fringe was a major trend of the season, flying from ears and collarbones as well as seams. Jewelry designers offered many variations on the theme; there were falls of beads and pearls, as well as mesh. No matter the variation, all of the pieces have a flirtatious swing that will animate any outfit.

There is charm to be found in the simplest of jeweled headbands; and healing

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Millennials main buyers of silver jewelry in 2020, SPS survey says

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(Kitco News) Silver jewelry sales were up for the 12th year in a row in 2020, with millennials identified as the primary buyers of silver products, according to the Silver Promotion Service (SPS) survey.

Around 42% of U.S. jewelry retailers that took part in the survey said they saw higher sales, with the majority highlighting double-digit growth of between 11% and 25%, the SPS said.

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Fashion industry failing to meet green targets: report

A recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation study found that 40 million tonnes of textiles were sent to landfills or incinerated every y
A recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation study found that 40 million tonnes of textiles were sent to landfills or incinerated every year.

Fashion’s biggest firms are making slow progress in meeting promises to improve their environmental and social impact, according to a damning sustainability report released Monday.

The inaugural Sustainability Index by the Business of Fashion magazine, the first to offer direct comparisons between the industry’s top firms, found they were often falling far short of their ambitious rhetoric on going green.

“The global economy has 10 years to avoid catastrophic climate change and an urgent duty to improve the welfare

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Why Fashion Needs a Detox | News & Analysis

This article appeared first in The Sustainability Gap, an in-depth analysis of BoF’s new report, The BoF Sustainability Index, which tracks fashion’s progress towards urgent environmental and social transformation. To learn more and download a copy of the report, click here.

Key Insights

  • The inaugural BoF Sustainability Index tracks fashion’s progress towards ambitious sustainability targets for the coming decade. It examines public disclosures to rigorously benchmark performance and enable like-for-like comparisons at 15 of fashion’s largest companies.

  • While fashion companies are speaking about sustainability more than ever before, BoF’s comprehensive analysis found actions are lagging public commitments,

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Resellers are investing in new tech to compete with fast fashion

At the beginning of March, luxury conglomerate Kering took a 5% minority stake in French luxury resale platform Vestiaire Collective. It was one of the most significant crossover moments between the worlds of luxury brands and resale. 

There has long been contention between the two sectors, most evident in the ongoing legal battle between The RealReal and Chanel. But increasingly, luxury brands are beginning to see resellers as allies instead of enemies. When the company invested in Vestiaire Collective, Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault called resale “a real and deeply rooted trend” in a press statement. And Kering brand Gucci Read more