Luxury Goods Suppliers Can Ban Distributors Selling on Amazon Says ECJ (The Daily Telegraph)
"Suppliers of luxury goods are not breaking European Union law if they ban their distributors from selling luxury goods on websites such as Amazon. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said that such a ban did not go beyond what is necessary 'to preserve the luxury image of the goods' and did not break EU competition rules."
Fashion in the Age of Biofabrication (The Business of Fashion)
"Modern Meadow is a venture-backed biotech start-up that has managed to 'biofabricate' leather without animals, attracting the interest of major players in the global leather goods business, which is worth over $100 billion a year and produces everything from car seats to luxury handbags."
High Fashion Meets High Tech in This 3D-Printed Store (Digital Trends)
"Luxury fashion brand Bottletop's brick and mortar store was finished using robotic fabrication and recycled materials. The interior of the 3D-printed store was created using filament from Reflow, an ink provider whose filament is entirely upcycled from plastic waste."
Women Are Using Blockchain Tech to Make Sustainable Fashion (International Business Times)
"The crypto-first lifestyle brand, Omura, launched with a wearable Ledger Nano S hardware wallet. These necklaces run from $80 for the standard wearable to $3,500 for the 14K gold pendant. The brand accepts dollars, bitcoin, litecoin or dogecoin."
More Users Might Outsource Holiday Shopping to Voice Tech (Retail Dive)
"Almost 40 percent of consumers who own in-home assistants, such as Amazon’s Echo with Alexa virtual assistant technology, are considering using them for holiday shopping this year. That figure has doubled from last year, according to research."