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

H&M diverts nylon waste from landfills and oceans into its seventh Conscious Exclusive collection.

‘Made In’ – Believing The Label

February turned up an interesting article in The Fashion Law about Balenciaga and their now dubious Made In Italy labelling. These days they are …

Faux Fur Is Back In Fashion

Faux fur is back on the catwalk. ‘Yes!’ I hear you all cry. Well, maybe not, because it seems faux is now more expensive than the real thing. Why? …

Some Statistics On The Rise and Rise of Self Employment

I discovered some very interesting facts about small businesses in the UK this month. I am intrigued by the statistics that follow because I want to …

My Etsy Shakeup

It’s time. Actually it’s well over due. Shamefully, painfully overdue. The problem is, I have a love/hate relationship with Etsy. It is a sales …

Are Fashion Shows Really Any Use To Designers?

For small independent designers, the runway show on perhaps any scale, is supposed to represent exposure, hopefully some new clients, a chance to …

Two Weeks On

I started working on my Etsy site mid March, so mid April is my one month milestone for measuring statistics. But I’ve already completed my first …

The Pensions Deficit – There’s Trouble Ahead

Now, your eyes might glaze over at the title of this post. But please, you have no idea how important this is. I thought long and hard after my …

Short Hems And Broken Zips

Over the Christmas break I put on my brave face and went shopping at Bluewater in Kent for clothes. Shock horror. This doesn’t happen very often. …

Accounts Dissection

You’ll have noticed that most of my posts of late have been about the bones of running a business rather than the actual fashion side of life. If you …

One Month Of Etsy

On 15th April I reached one full month since I began breathing life back into my shamefully neglected Etsy account and I am here again to indulge my …

Wardrobe Change Around

This week’s glorious weather, coupled with an imminent house move, have led me to turn my attention to my Winter/Summer wardrobe annual rotation. …

Creative Block

How do you deal with creative block when your income depends on it? It’s a crisis situation if you’re the only one producing the product and treating …

It’s Crunch Time, Marketing Could Be The Last Word But I Want To Design

I’m not entirely sure of the last time I made anything new for my Etsy shop. I have been dabbling with a few designs but nothing has been completed …

Investing With ‘Save The Planet’ And Your Money In Mind

Last week I bought myself a new clothing rail for the studio. It’s not much of an announcement, I know. I bought it from ebay. I already have two …

The Pinch

I have recently moved home. Actually, today is my official first day in my new pad. I have moved just five minutes down the road. It’s probably not …

Farewell Hootsuite?

Well it was nice while it lasted. Over the years that I’ve been utilising Hootsuite there has been a steady decrease in the apps you can use there, …

Etsy Month Two

I was concerned that my month two comparison wouldn’t be that inspiring. There have been plenty of days where I have neglected my marketing because …

Secrecy Is Never in Fashion

Denmark will have a new kind of “speed dating” beginning on May 15. Top fashion brands will be meeting with experts in sustainable business from …

Artisans Are Sick of Serving as Fashion Brands’ “Inspiration”

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Where Do Fashion's Traditional "Luxury" Brands Stand in 2018?

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Crocs, 80s Excess, and Christopher Wylie: How Fashion Is a Conspiracy of Trends

How do we explain how certain decades, muses, and looks show up on the runway at the same time?<p>I have often thought that the correct collective noun for fashion must be “a conspiracy of trends.” To look back on Fashion Month as a whole always makes me suspect collusion: how can practically everyone …

Fashion's Paradox: Forget Garments, It's Mostly Accessories that Fuel Big Brands' Bottom Lines

Trump’s “trade war” includes punishing Africans for refusing second-hand American clothes

Africa’s textile industry may be caught in the crosshairs of US president Donald Trump’s global trade war.<p>In reaction to Rwanda raising tariffs on used clothing and footwear from the US, the Trump administration says it will suspend duty-free privileges on eligible Rwandan clothing—a benefit of the …

The Designers Who Have Gone Fur-Free

Burberry<p>John Galliano<p>DKNY<p>Versace<p>Michael Kors<p>Gucci<p>Giorgio Armani<p>Tommy Hilfiger<p>Stella McCartney<p>Vivienne Westwood<p>Ralph Lauren<p>Calvin Klein

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Virtual Models/Influencers are Landing Major Jobs & Making Real Money in the Process

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H&M, a Fashion Giant, Has a Problem: $4.3 Billion in Unsold Clothes

In the world of fashion retailing, where shopping is fast moving online and stores try to keep inventories closely matched to sales, even a small stack of unsold clothes can be a bad sign.<p>What about a $4.3 billion pile of shirts, dresses and accessories? That is the problem facing H&M, the Swedish …