Fashion & Shopping

Fashion trends are costing the environment

Fashion faux pas: Fashion trends are costing the environment
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From balaclavas to cowgirl hats—and even the return of low-rise jeans—whatever the latest trends, they’re sure to fly from catwalks to consumers the moment that models leave the stage at the Australian Fashion Week next week.

But before fashionistas spend up big, University of South Australia researchers are encouraging buyers to reconsider flighty purchases and take a moment to better understand trending of “fast” fashion and its impact on the environment.

In a new study led by UniSA Ph.D. candidate Erin Skinner, researchers explored Australians’ knowledge of fast and slow fashion, finding that general consumers not only lacked an understanding of the issues, but were also averse or unable to change their buying habits to support more sustainable options.

With Australians overrepresented as one of the largest consumers of textiles globally, UniSA researchers say government and the fashion industry have an obligation to better educate consumers about the

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Best kids’ clothing on Amazon: This Amazon Fashion brand has so many cute kids’ clothing options

Amazon has become our go-to place for so much since the pandemic began, and they have made some incredible strides the past few years when it comes to fashion. Especially when it comes to the latest fashion trends for our kids. Shopping with kids used to mean packing up the kids, driving to the store, trying on the clothes – which for my kids meant an immediate meltdown and often bribing them to behave while I shop for the others.

Amazon shopping is so convenient – especially if you’re a Prime member and anything that makes our lives as busy parents a little easier is welcome. And whether you’re looking for summer play clothes, beach-wear or church clothes, chances are Amazon will have what you need. Plus Amazon Fashion has teamed up with several high-end kids’ brands to make more affordable versions of clothing we love.

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Fast Fashion Retailer Shein Has Now Surpassed Amazon in App Downloads

  • Fast fashion retailer Shein gained more monthly app downloads than Amazon and Shopify this year.
  • The company is reportedly valued at $100 billion, more than Zara and H&M combined.
  • Shein operates with an on demand model, which allows it to track customer trends in real time.

Chinese fast fashion company Shein is gaining on some of the biggest ecommerce players in the game.

Shein’s monthly app downloads outpaced those of Amazon Shopping and Shopify’s Shop app in February, March and April, according to a report from Bernstein.

Through April, Shein has gained 4% more app downloads than Amazon Shopping, while Shopify’s Shop app downloads have slowed. From January to April of this year, Shein had 13.8 million app downloads, compared to 9.2 million during the same period in 2021 — a 50% jump. Meanwhile, Amazon Shopping had 13.3 million and 13.2 million downloads during those periods respectively, an increase of

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Experiential in-store shopping is this season’s must have according to 93% of European fashion retailers – Location

Shoppers want more in-store tech when shopping for fashion (Image: Shutterstock)

Used to fast, convenient online experiences, fashion consumers are demanding efficient in-store shopping, seamless customer service and exciting real-world experiences. 

 

According to a report from Scandit, The Future of Fashion In-Store Engagement, European retailers are responding accordingly. 93% of those surveyed say that they see experiential retail as key to securing the future of the physical store and 73% stating that their technology investments across the next 12 months will be used to provide new omnichannel experiences for customers. Planning to use technology to empower store associates to become concierge-like consultants was seen as a priority for 59% of retailers.

 

Already, more than two thirds (71%) of fashion retailers have invested in in-store technologies such as mobile clienteling, checkout apps, and the digital technology underpinning them. 73% can scan barcodes to provide additional product information and availability, 68%

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