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Swiss chemical process makes eco-friendly jeans

June 20, 2012
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Swiss chemical process makes eco-friendly jeans

AFP Relax News – 3 hrs ago It takes lots of water and chemicals to make a pair of jeans, and environmentally conscious clothing makers caught on years ago to the need to make more sustainable versions these popular pants. But a Swiss chemical company said Tuesday its process for making eco-friendly jeans could streamline those...

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Savile Row tailors open doors into exclusive world

June 20, 2012
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Savile Row tailors open doors into exclusive world

By Li-mei Hoang | Reuters – 18 mins ago LONDON (Reuters) – Michael Skinner and a tiny coterie of colleagues are intimately familiar with the physical details of rock stars, royalty and some of Britain’s most famous historical figures. But don’t expect him to start dishing out the gossip, because absolute discretion is a professional hallmark...

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Adidas cancels release of "shackled" sneakers

June 19, 2012
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Adidas cancels release of "shackled" sneakers

Reuters – 30 mins ago View slideshows Royal Ascot fashion 15 photos – 5 hrs ago WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange 10 photos – Wed, Feb 1, 2012 Firefighters honor dying boy 7 photos – 13 hrs ago NEW YORK (Reuters) – After a public outcry, Adidas America Inc, canceled the release of an upcoming sneaker model...

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Adidas withdraws ‘shackle’ sneakers in slavery row

June 19, 2012
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Adidas withdraws ‘shackle’ sneakers in slavery row

AFP Relax News – 29 mins ago Top sportswear designer Adidas Tuesday decided to cancel sales of sneakers topped with rubber ankle chains after criticism that they evoked memories of slavery. The so-called “shackle sneakers” equipped with orange rubber chains to be fixed above the shoes were to have gone on sale in August in the...

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Watch: the making-of the Louis Vuitton runway-inspired campaign

June 18, 2012
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Watch: the making-of the Louis Vuitton runway-inspired campaign

AFP Relax News – 3 hrs ago Two weeks before Paris Haute Couture week (July 1-5), French luxury accessories label Louis Vuitton has released a behind-the-scenes video for its new Fall/Winter 2012-2013 campaign. Shot by American fashion photographer Steven Meisel, the campaign seeks to capture the mood of a runway show and has a travel theme....

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Men’s Fashion: 1920s dandy and military among top trends at London Collections

June 18, 2012
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Men’s Fashion: 1920s dandy and military among top trends at London Collections

AFP Relax News – 1 hr 18 mins ago Labels including Paul Smith, Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders were just some of the big names taking part in the inaugural London Collections: Men event June 15-17. Ahead of the upcoming Milan and Paris menswear fashion weeks, discover key Spring 2013 trends to have emerged from the...

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Pringle of Scotland’s Poignant Finale

June 17, 2012
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Pringle of Scotland’s Poignant Finale

By Godfrey Deeny | Fashion Wire Daily – 24 mins ago The Pringle of Scotland latest runway show was very much the fashion equivalent of a dead-rubber match, i.e., a game in which the result cannot affect the final outcome. This spring 2013 collection, presented Sunday, June 17, in London, was designed by Alistair Carr, news...

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Sheer florals show soft side to British men’s fashion

June 17, 2012
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Sheer florals show soft side to British men’s fashion

By Li-mei Hoang | Reuters – 17 mins ago LONDON (Reuters) – British menswear designers showcased a mixture of transparent florals and detailed paisley prints accessorized with quilted handbags and colored briefcases on the final day of London‘s first standalone men’s fashion event. Designer J.W. Anderson‘s showcase for London Collections Men featured teddy bear prints, sheer...

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Jonathan Saunders’ Thin White Duke Chic

June 16, 2012
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Jonathan Saunders’ Thin White Duke Chic

By Godfrey Deeny | Fashion Wire Daily – 29 mins ago If there is any single reason to come to London this weekend for its debut menswear season, it is to catch the latest collection from Jonathan Saunders. A Scotsman based in London, Saunders has built a successful women’s wear since he opened his business in...

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Violence shuts 300 Bangladesh garment factories

June 16, 2012
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Violence shuts 300 Bangladesh garment factories

Reuters – 39 mins ago DHAKA (Reuters) – The owners of 300 Bangladesh garments factories shut their operations indefinitely on Saturday after days of violent pay protests by workers, threatening the country’s biggest export already impacted by the global downturn. The decision to close all factories at Ashulia, one of the country’s biggest industrial zones on...

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