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By Falcieri Designs | Articles collated by Manchester based fashion designer Falcieri Designs

Are Fashion's Recycling Programs as Effective as They Seem?

Ethical Shopping Is Nearly Impossible

Plenty of people boycott restaurants or gas stations they don’t agree with. Why is it so hard to do the same for stores?<p>Last month marked the four-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed 1,138 garment workers and injured nearly 2,600. The news grabbed headlines, tugged …

Clothing

This New Site is Dedicated to Outing Companies for Failing to Pay Freelancers

Startups

Op-Ed: It's Never Too Early to Reevaluate Your Relationship with Fast Fashion

Fashion

Organic food sales soar as shoppers put quality before price

Retailers say demand is at its highest for a decade with popularity spreading from fruit and vegetables to other groceries<p>Demand for organic food is at its highest for more than a decade, according to major retailers.<p>That’s good news for an industry that was hit hard by the economic downturn but …

How Am I Doing? December 2016

It’s the last update of 2016. Yes, another year is on its way out. And it’s the end of my second year in Manchester. Has it been good? But of …

Does ‘Made in’ matter?

Bandana Tewari Fashion Features Director, Vogue India<p>Op-Ed | Making 'Made in India' Matter<p>A new campaign encouraging foreign nations to use India as a manufacturing hub is an opportunity to promote 'Made in India' as a stamp of quality, artistry and heritage within the fashion industry, says …

Science

Top Fashion Schools in the USA: A State of Oversupply

American fashion schools are producing more than 2,200 fashion design graduates every year, yet only 23,100 Americans are currently employed as designers. Which schools give their students the best shot at success?<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> Like everything in America, the US fashion education system …

Why Rihanna & Lady Gaga Are Turning to Unknown Fashion Students for Fresh Looks

It was February 2014, and Melitta Baumeister, then a 28-year-old, freshly graduated Parsons School of Design MFA alum, was about to make her New York …

Fashion

Red Carpet Pay-for-Play and the Legality of Designer Endorsements

The Problem with Pre-Season (and Couture): Extravagant Trips, Biased Reviews & FTC Violations

Louis Vuitton Parent Company Tied to 'Inhumane' Crocodile Harvesting Practices

What is the Real Value Behind Your Trademark?

Small Business – Big Talk

At the end of November I was involved in a Q&A style talk at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Fashion Institute. I sat alongside three other …

How Am I Doing? November 2016

November has been interesting. It’s been a very mixed month work wise which is how I like it. I hate routine and I like exploring new ideas and …

The True Cost

Everything I do comes with an ethos in mind. I am glad that I can set myself apart from probably 90% of the rest of the fashion industry and say I …

Fashion

How Am I Doing? October 2016

You have probably noticed a lack of updates of late. I’ve been involved in some other non fashion projects (yes sometimes it happens) and realising I …

Inspiration

Fashion Has Lost Its Way – And It Was Inevitable

There’s an underlying current in the press looking into what fashion has become. From ethical and sustainable issues which question what sacrifices …

Dressing The Stars

I’ve never dressed a celebrity, or indeed anyone, for a red carpet event. But I’ve often thought I’d like to. And if the opportunity came up I would …

MatchesFashion.com to launch 90-minute delivery service

Luxury fashion retailer MatchesFashion.com has partnered with tech company On the dot to offer a new 90-minute and nominated one-hour delivery …

Does Fashion Have a Mental Health Problem?

Fashion’s unique pressures can leave its workers vulnerable to mental health issues, impacting employees and employers alike. What can the industry learn from other sectors?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — Aristotle said: “No great genius has ever existed without a strain of madness.” In the fashion …

Can a Brand Truly Be Body Positive If It Doesn't Carry Plus Sizes?

Late last month, a New Zealand-based lingerie brand called Lonely released an unretouched campaign featuring "Girls" stars Lena Dunham and Jemima …

Factories that made clothes for Forever 21, Ross paid workers $4 an hour, Labor Department says

It can be hard to ignore the lure of Forever 21, where fall jackets go for $18 and a halter dress can be had for $9.<p>But U.S. Labor Department investigators contend that those deals are costly for people like Pedro Montiel, who said he makes $4.50 an hour putting the labels and other finishing …

Do Americans Really Care About Sustainability?

Sustainability is a factor to most American consumers when they consider companies and products, including vehicles. But just how deeply do consumers care about sustainability and do companies really benefit from engaging in sustainable practices in their processes and products?<p>These issues were …

Sustainability

M&S to close 30 UK stores and cut back on clothing

Boss says revamp affects 25% of UK floorspace with more emphasis on food, and will also shut 53 overseas shops<p>Marks & Spencer is shutting 30 UK stores and converting 45 more into food-only shops as part of a major business overhaul that will slash the amount of shopfloor space devoted to its ailing …

Management

Don’t Fall For the New H&M Campaign

A new breed of feminism has been rearing its big, beautiful head. The fourth wave has swept in on the tides of the internet the last decade, and …

Designer Spotlight: Margaux Made-To-Measure Designs Disrupt Shoe Industry

, Contributor<p><i>Designer Spotlight is a regular column focusing on style/design and the professional woman.</i><p>Margaux, founded by shoe design disrupters and entrepreneurs, Alexa Buckley and Sarah Pierson, is betting on a marketplace of women who are yearning for a “good fit” in office-worthy, …

Clothing

Cheap Luxury Goods in the U.K. Lure Shoppers

Sterling has plunged, but makers of many designer brands haven’t yet raised prices<p>LONDON—Attention luxury shoppers: Britain is now the cheapest place to buy that coveted Louis Vuitton handbag.<p>Since Britain voted in June to leave the European Union, sterling has tumbled 17% as of Friday’s close, …

Trends

Markdown

There’s a massive problem in fashion and it’s called ‘something for nothing’. I’ve highlighted it before because it has huge implications for …