This week, the British government proposed a new fashion tax to help fund recycling programs. The tax would be applied to every piece of clothing sold in the UK. How much is the proposed tax?
The UK’s Environmental Audit Committee is hoping to fight fashion waste by implementing a penny tax on clothing. The plan would force retailers to “take responsibility for sustainability.” The tax would only be one penny per garment, but because of the high rates of consumption in the UK revenues could be up to £35 million ($45.4 million) a year.
Who is replacing Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel?
Virgine Viard, director of Chanel’s design studio and the closest collaborator of Lagerfeld’s for more than 30 years, will take over creative responsibilities at the house in his absence.
Which luxury goods company this week announced new standards in crocodile farming?
“LVMH has decided to set a new frame of reference by launching a new standard for the industry, whose regulations seemed insufficient to us,” LVMH strategy director Jean Baptiste Voisin said of crocodile farming. The conglomerate is setting new standards for itself with the goals of improving animal welfare and the working environment for laborers working in the industry. LVMH worked with the US-based product certification company NSF International to create the standards, which have been applied to three farms supplying its Singapore-based tannery.
London Fashion Week was interrupted when an environmental group staged a climate change protest during Victoria Beckham's Fall 2019 show. Name that group!
“Everybody needs clothes, but we don’t need as many clothes as we make today,” Clare Farrell, an Extinction Rebellion founding member, told Vogue. “The reason why we’re going to the fashion industry is because it is one of the most polluting on earth. It is using a vast quantity of the carbon budget that we have left to produce products that we don’t need.”
Which model-turned-designer did Pierpaolo Piccioli collaborate with for his Fall 2019 Moncler Genius collection?
“I am after a balance of dreaminess, extravagance, and soulfulness,” said Piccioli. “I involved Liya Kebede, who is an active supporter of African artisans with her label lemlem, in the process, creating something true to her, to Moncler and to my own sensibility. Connecting diversities is my idea of inclusive creativity.”
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