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    Tom Ford moves virtual lookbook showing

    American designer Tom Ford has moved his virtual autumn/winter 2021 collection reveal on Runway360.com to later in the month, due to “unforeseen circumstances related to Covid-19”. In a short statement, Ford, who is chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, explained that he needed to postpone his virtual lookbook, scheduled for February 17 to February 26 at 10 am EST. The virtual showcase will feature both menswear and womenswear collection lookbooks for autumn/winter 2021. This season, the Council of Fashion Designers of America renamed the show schedule ‘American Collections Calendar’ to highlight the number of American designers showing outside the official New York Fashion Week schedule, in Europe…

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    Macy’s appoints SVP, enterprise data & analytics

    Macy’s, Inc. has announced that Xingchu Liu has joined the company as senior vice president, enterprise data & analytics, effective February 15, 2021. In this role, the company said in a statement, Liu is responsible for building and leading enterprise data & analytics team, which will focus on analytics governance, data management and activation. The team will set the standard across the enterprise and partner closely with business units to support analytics execution and drive efficiency and improved decision making throughout the business. He will report to Matt Baer, Chief Digital Officer of Macy’s, Inc. “Enterprise data & analytics is a critical part of Macy’s vision to build profitable lifetime…

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    Discharged Alonso heads back home after cycling accident

    Fernando Alonso has been discharged from hospital and is heading back home where the Alpine driver will continue his recovery after undergoing surgery for a fractured jaw following his cycling crash last week. Alonso suffered an unfortunate encounter with a car last Thursday while training near his home in Lugano, the Spaniard tumbling head over heels and suffering a fractured jaw and a few broken teeth. The two-time world champion was confined to his hospital room in Bern over the weekend in the wake of his surgery but was discharged on Monday according to a statement from the Alpine team. “After a period of 48 hours observation at hospital in…

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    Herschel Supply launches bag collection made from 100 percent recycled materials

    Canadian backpack and accessory brand Herschel Supply has launched its spring 2021 eco collection made from 100 percent recycled materials. The collection includes a range of the brand’s classic styles, including its Classic XL backpack, Heritage backpack, and Nova Mid-Volume backpack, redesigned entirely from recycled components, from their fabric and linings to their labels, straps and zips. Each bag is made from between 11 and 22 post-use water bottles that have been collected, cleaned, melted, spun, woven into fabric, and sewn into bags. Photo credit: Herschel Supply

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    R.M.Williams launches second capsule with Marc Newson

    Australian footwear brand R.M.Williams has launched a second capsule collection with Marc Newson exclusive to Farfetch. The new capsule collection of the Yard Boot 365, described as the modern-day worker boot designed for “thinkers, tinkers and creators” has been given a new colour palette and a contrasting sole. The Yard Boot 365 was developed as a contemporary take on the original R.M.Williams Gardener boot, first introduced in the 1950s as an answer to “the combined effects of mud, water and sand” for those working in long grass, dairies, swampy or sandy conditions. The new capsule utilises the same unisex design, made from one piece of leather, a moulded sole and…

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    Big fashion brands back Bangladesh recycling scheme

    Over 30 fashion brands and manufacturers have joined a new initiative to collaborate on cutting down textile waste and reusing materials to create new products in Bangladesh’s garments factories. The Circular Fashion Partnership announced this week that it is bringing brands such as H&M, OVS, Marks & Spencer, Berska, Pull & Bear, C&A, Kmart Australia, and Bangladeshi recycling firms and garment manufacturers on board the movement. “The movement aims to achieve a long-term, scalable transition to a circular fashion system,” stated Global Fashion Agenda in a press release. “The partnership facilitates circular commercial collaborations between major fashion brands, textile and garment manufacturers, and recyclers to develop and implement new systems…

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    VF Corporation announces new programs to advance racial equity

    VF Corporation announced its implementing new programs and actions to advance racial equity within the company and beyond. The CARE program aims to combat further opportunity gaps that Black and Brown Americans struggle with, such as access to education, economic equity, and environmental justice. VF’s latest set of commitments aligns with its inclusion, diversity, equity, and action (IDEA) strategy. The commitment’s core focus is to benefit VF’s employees, communities, consumers, and society, said the corporation. Some of the commitments include: fix any outstanding pay gaps between employees by 2024 while additionally have 50 percent diverse candidates (defined as women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and individuals with disabilities) when hiring or promoting candidates,…

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    Jim Ross Discusses RVD Leaving WWE, Lilian In Playboy

    Source: JRsBarBQ.com Jim Ross has updated his blog. As always, its full of interesting industry news and speculation – below are the hilights: In JR’s latest blog entry, he speaks on Big Show dropping weight, RVD’s post-wwe status, Lilian/Playboy rumors and more. Below are several highlights from his blog entry: On RVD’s Post-WWE Status: “I don’t know RVD’s future plans but I wish him well no matter what he does. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Rob take some time off and allow his body to rest and to heal. Rob is a special talent and he married an Oklahoma girl so you know he ranks high on my list…

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    Portuguese GP wins race to fill final 2021 slot

    The final place on the 2021 calendar will go to the Portuguese Grand Prix, according to Autosport magazine citing “sources with good knowledge of the situation”. The FIA unveiled a 23-race season last month, but left the venue for the race now scheduled for May 2 as ‘to be confirmed’ with a possible second race at Bahrain among the options under consideration. But after weeks of uncertainty over the current coronavirus situation in the country, reports say that a deal has now been struck to bring F1 back to Portimao for a second time. Read also: FIA confirms record 23-race calendar for F1 in 2021 F1 teams will be officially…

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    IAF and ITMF, in collaboration with the ITC, unveil SCI at OECD Forum

    An initiative to accelerate reduction of audit and standard fatigue During a side session organized by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) at the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector held online from February 1st to February 5th, the two organizations unveiled their joint initiative, the SCI or Standards Convergence Initiative. The SCI will serve as a global industry wide platform to discuss and develop a strategy as well as the tools to accelerate the reduction of audit and standard fatigue in the clothing and textile industries. The auditing conduct of standard holders, along with brands, retailers and other…