Fashion

Trends from Istanbul Modest Fashion Week 2024

Called “one of the boldest fashion trends globally” by Ozlem Sahin Ertas, CEO of Modest Fashion Weeks by Think Fashion Co, the influence of modest fashion on mainstream wardrobes is set to grow. Fashion United has put together the latest trends spotted at Istanbul Modest Fashion Week 2024 (IMFW24), which took place from 25th to 27th April. The...

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Fashion

Boom or bust: The challenges of launching a fashion label today

A handful of respected and previously successful brands, including Mara Hoffman, Dion Lee, and The Vampire’s Wife, have recently ceased operations. Their struggles underscore the formidable challenges faced by independent fashion designers in today’s market. Competing against well-oiled conglomerates, the market is saturated with brands and...

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Business

Why is it so hard to enforce a living wage?

In Germany, trade union Verdi is calling for a minimum wage of 13.50 euros (about 14.60 US dollars/11.50 British pounds) per hour in the retail sector - figures that garment workers in the Global South can only dream of. Why is it so difficult to introduce living wages in the textile industry and how could this be achieved? Marian von Rappard...

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Business

Fashion professionals puzzle at the Global Fashion Summit: How do we unlock the next level of sustainability?

What was Global Fashion Agenda's (GFA) intention with the theme of the 15th Global Fashion Summit (GFS), ‘Unlocking the Next Level’? The promise was a balanced, evidence-based overview of successful and less successful experiments for a more sustainable fashion sector to learn from for the crucial years ahead. But as often happens with ‘...

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