FashionNetwork.com examines how diversity and inclusivity have now become strategic issues, as shown by the policies adopted by many labels, at a time when faux pas, notably about racism, are no longer tolerated.
Textile associations in India have welcomed the raised allocation for the sector in this year’s budget, saying it will help firms in many ways, including clearing pending rebate of state levies (RoSL) dues.
Growing usage of nanotechnology in fabrics and a rising demand for wearable technology are the two key drivers for the smart textiles market worldwide, says a study, which found high production cost a major barrier.
Global Blue has inked a deal to help Chinese tourists claim tax refunds on goods they buy in UK and European stores by linking up with mobile payments firm EuroPass. And the deal has a major WeChat social media angle.