BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
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The August spotlight shines on Aurora James of Brother Vellies, who’s preserving the traditional shoemaking craft of South Africa through vibrant footwear with a rustic edge – and providing sustainable artisan jobs to boot.
Debra Scherer speaks to Jonathan Van Meter, a contributing editor at American Vogue, about his professional trajectory and fashion magazines in the age of celebrity.
Acknowledging the limits of its ‘one-for-one’ model, Toms has evolved from a strictly aid-based approach to one that supports wider economic development through job creation and local trade, argues Derek Ruediger.
Bits & Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.
Revenue from US customers like Target helped lift Li & Fung’s first-half profit by 16 percent.
No longer characterised by 9-inch board shorts and graphics targeting teenagers, the men’s swimwear market is growing and giving rise to a wave of brands with broader lifestyle propositions.
Penske Media Corp. has acquired Fairchild Fashion Media’s trade magazines, including WWD and Footwear News, from Condé Nast Publications for allegedly $100 million, say sources.