Monday Reads: The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards

Written by: Marielena Bravo The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards opened March 15, a $25 billion development in New York’s hottest neighborhood on the rise. With more than 100 stores and one-million square feet of shopping space, The Shops at Hudson Yards is more than a mall, in-fact, calling it a mall is technically incorrect….

Global Companies Commit to End Plastic Waste

Written by: Marielena Bravo Plastic materials surround us in every aspect of our lives, and are desirable for companies to use because of its durability, water resistance, and light weight, but the pollution surrounding plastic waste is now a pressing environmental concern. If production of plastic continues at the same rate it has, the ocean…

Monday Reads: Inclusivity Rising During NY Fashion Week

Written by: Marielena Bravo Diversity of Race, Size, Gender, and Age Reached An All-Time High at New York Fashion Week Spring 2019 During last month’s fashion week, nearly a quarter of New York’s shows featured over 50% models of color. The Fashion Spot released in an official diversity report that models of color made up 44.8%…

Monday Reads: Green Fashion

  Written By: Marielena Bravo According to the Council for Textile Recycling, Americans will throw away more than 35 billion pounds of textiles in 2019, a number that has doubled in amount from 1999. Fast fashion companies are primarily at fault here, adding to the waste at alarming rates. A new report by the Ellen…

MONDAY READS: The Future of Birchbox

[Photo: Birchbox] Written by: Amelia Hoge After months of discussion around selling Birchbox (a popular startup known for its monthly beauty subscription boxes) to big potential buyers such as QVC and Walmart, the company was ultimately rejected. Thankfully, as of last week, Viking Global Investors stepped in to invest $15 million into the company, giving…

MONDAY READS: Why Size Matters to Sustainability

Written by: Amelia Hoge “Inclusivity and sustainability are the future of fashion. These elements are important to Generation Z, and they are our future.” – Kathryn Retzer While many retailers have taken incredible strides to address the increasing environmental impacts of the industry’s current production methods, very few have considered another possible factor in the…

MONDAY READS: How to be a Conscious Consumer

Written by: Amelia Hoge At this point, it’s no secret that current clothing production methods have negatively impacted the environment. Sustainability has become a much more prevalent issue for both retailers and consumers, and many retailers today have undergone radical business transformations in an effort to be at the forefront of this issue. In a…

MONDAY READS: Gen Z’s Influence on the Streetwear Market

  Written by: Amelia Hoge Streetwear labels have continued to steadily grow in popularity and according to a recent survey by investment bank Piper Jaffray, this is partially fueled by the demand brought on by younger generations. The report indicates that teens are currently flocking towards streetwear labels while slowely backing away from retailers that…

MONDAY READS: Global Fashion Agenda’s Push Towards Sustainability

Written by: Amelia Hoge In recent years, sustainability has become a major buzzword in the fashion industry. As sustainability continues to gain more attention, it will become a growing priority for leading retailers in the industry.  At this point, it seems as though more retailers everyday are initiating new programs rooted in sustainable efforts and…

Walmart Faces Lawsuit in its Race Against Amazon

Written by: Amelia Hoge Walmart has been racing against time to beat Amazon’s reign over online shopping. While Amazon’s astronomical growth continues to put increasing pressure on Walmart, Walmart will go to any length to come out on top, even if that means getting sued for it. Tri Huynh, a former director of business development…