The fashion industry is notorious for its broad, and often opaque salaries but new laws, social pressures and a labour shortage are pushing more companies toward pay transparency.
The official calendar included the largest number of Black designers to date, but small production budgets, a dearth of media coverage and an overwhelming sense that Black creatives’ biggest supporters continue to be other Black and brown people has left much to be desired.
Retailers signed on with buy now pay later services to draw new shoppers and convince them to spend more. Some are having second thoughts about what happens to those customers’ data once they click purchase.
Recruiters say interest in the metaverse is cooling, while brands look for candidates with the real-world expertise to navigate uncertain times including in areas such as supply chain, diversity, ESG compliance and HR.