For the first time, the international competition for young designers has allowed anybody to apply through its website. The Woolmark Company is also launching a new prize for students in a partnership with Adidas.
Patagonia launches a digital platform for environmental activism, compared by founder Yvon Chouinard to an online dating site. Patagonia Action Works links activists to environmental causes, petitions and volunteering.
Orijit Sen of the Indian craft clothing brand People Tree has accused Christian Dior of plagiarising one of its textile designs, after it appeared on the cover of this month’s Elle magazine worn by Sonam Kapoor.
Animal rights activists protested in Pyeongchang on Tuesday, adding that PETA’s campaigns over the last 15 years in Asia were gaining traction and that they had contributed to a dramatic decrease in fur sales in China.
Cortefiel has reason to celebrate, unveiling its third quarter results this week. The firm reported an increase in total sales, strong e-commerce revenues and an uptick in operating profit, as well as a decline in debt.
Epson has launched a new destination microsite for digital fabric printing for fashion designers. The new site was launched at Epson's Digital Couture Project and introduces designers to printers and new methods.
These days designers are considered extremely lucky to remain in charge of any house for a decade. Last week, Kris Van Assche wrapped up his 11th year in one of the industry’s most watched labels, Dior Homme.