Category: Vintage/Thrift

New Youth Culture Study Reveals New Lifestyle Directions, Social Network Shifts, Unique Market Trends in Spending, Fashion, Footwear, Music, Communication, Entertainment, Sports

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We are pleased to announce the release of our 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study! Thank you to everyone at Label Networks, as well as our freelancers and field team managers, that helped make this Study one of the best in our history. Here’s more: April 14, 2015, Los Angeles, CA— Fresh consumer insight from […]

Sustainability Round-up: H&M Releases New Sustainability Report, Fascinating Findings; Kering CEO Speaks at Parsons, Shares Why Sustainability is Good for Fashion Business

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Two leaders of the sustainable fashion movement, H&M and Kering, share their latest information and knowledge this week on what they are doing to create a more sustainable future. First, H&M released their Conscious Actions Sustainability Report 2014. The progress made shows that H&M is at the forefront of sustainability. Some of the highlights are […]

Youth Culture Shopping Pattern Shifts: What Works for Retail vs. Online Retail and Why—Fresh Results from the 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study 2015

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Label Networks’ 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study reveals insights into how 13-25-year-olds think and act on a variety of topics ranging from fashion to social networking, lifestyle influences, sneaker culture, spending patterns, influences, and preferences. In this story, we take a look at the results to a specific question regarding changes in shopping patterns […]

Greenpeace’s #DetoxCatwalk Reveals Fashion’s Leaders (H&M, Adidas) and Greenwashers (Nike, Gap) and Goals to Reach Zero Hazardous Waste by 2020

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Over the past three years, hundreds of thousands of activists, fashionistas, bloggers and consumers have come together to call for fashion without pollution. From record-breaking strip teases to social media storms, people power brought about Detox commitments from 18 major fashion companies. Greenpeace’s Detox Catwalk now reveals who is delivering on their commitments, and who […]

Freitag Bags Launches Design-a-Truck-Tarp Designer Competition for Re-purposing Tarps into Designer Bags

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Freitag is one of the early adopters of recycling and upcycling ever since the founders, brothers Daniel and Markus Freitag, based in Zurich, first started making bike messenger bags out of recycled old tires. Over the years, a main source of their fabric is old truck tarps. Frietag likes to call the various street materials […]

Converse’s New Campaign, “Made by You” Taps into DIY Spirit, Musicians, Artists

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Converse has launched a new campaign called Made by You that takes a look at 100 sneakers worn by legendary international players in music, arts, and fashion. The idea taps into a new marketing campaign within the DIY spirit of the quintessential youth market shoe and spirit of creating one-of-a-kind kicks. Key shoes featured include […]

Liberty Fairs Brings Heritage, Modern Renegade, Architectural Patterns, and New Spins on Nature, and Sport-Inspired Lifestyle Fashion Leaders Together

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Liberty Fairs fashion trade show is quickly becoming the most progressive gathering of the tribes across a range of inspiring fashion, accessories, footwear, and beauty. The Las Vegas edition from February 16-18, 2015, is part of the Modern Assembly collaboration with other shows including Agenda and Capsule. There were many aspects to the growing popularity […]

Retail Round-up: Etsy Files for IPO, Hopes to Raise $100 Million; Quiksilver Postpones Release of Q1 Earnings Report, Prompts Audit Committee Investigation; American Apparel Workers Form Activist Group to Keep Their Jobs

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Etsy, the favorite online retailer for crafted goods, has decided to go public. The company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, March 4, 2015, and is looking to raise $100 million. According to their filing, Etsy says they have 1.4 million sellers and 19.8 million buyers, with a revenue of $108.7 million. […]

Nasty Gal Gets Another Round of Investment and Former Apple Executive

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Nasty Gal, the increasingly popular ecommerce site for edgy new designers and vintage fashion, just announced another round of investment at $16 million and the addition of former Apple executive, Ron Johnson. This is a Series C round, which is less than the $40 Series B round, but still shows the brand is on a […]

BREAD & BUTTER BERLIN Announces Fresh Plans for July Edition Including the Modern Urban Lifestyle, Space for Up-and-Coming Brands and Concepts, and Sustainability

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Bread & Butter is back in action and has announced some innovative new plans or their July 7-9, 2015 show at their usual place, the Berlin-Tempelhof, including the theme Modern Urban Lifestyle. As we’ve been saying for the past few years now, fashion trade shows have to change to keep up with lifestyle shifts in […]