What’s trending in the fashion industry

Image: Shutterstock The global consumer spending on fashion crossed US$1.5 trillion in 2015. India’s fashion retail market is itself set to grow to US$115 billion by 2026. However, Indian fashion and textile brands need to warm up to the emergence of a new connected consumer, well synced with the latest in global apparel and fashion … Read more What’s trending in the fashion industry

Why the fashion industry keeps failing to fix labour exploitation

Four years after the Rana Plaza tragedy and there are still reports of worker exploitation in the garment industry. Shutterstock Worker exploitation is rampant in the global fashion industry, according to countless investigations, studies and reports. So why haven’t fashion brands cleaned up their acts? Even if brands want to be part of the solution (as they are frequently asked to … Read more Why the fashion industry keeps failing to fix labour exploitation

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA TRANSFORMED THE FASHION INDUSTRY FROM A DICTATORSHIP TO A DEMOCRACY

“It’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry. When in fact, you’re wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room….” -Miranda Priestly If you’ve watched The Devil Wears Prada (2006), you probably remember the moment you heard that monologue on … Read more HOW SOCIAL MEDIA TRANSFORMED THE FASHION INDUSTRY FROM A DICTATORSHIP TO A DEMOCRACY

Indian handloom industry still disorganised: Designer duo Swati and Sunaina

Designer duo Swati and Sunaina, who came together in 2007 with the aim of rediscovering the lost treasures of Indian woven textiles and offering them to a discerning audience, say the country’s handloom industry is still a very disorganised sector despite being so huge. And as it is disorganised, the precision required to meet quality standards and … Read more Indian handloom industry still disorganised: Designer duo Swati and Sunaina