Articles by tag: Fast Fashion

Forever 21 Benefits From its Shein Strategic Partnership, But Shein Gets the Bigger Slice. Here’s Why.

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In the retail fashion industry, strategic partnerships are key, especially in the fast fashion sector. A recent alliance between Shein, an emerging e-fashion giant, and Forever 21, a well-established brand, exemplifies this trend. This strategic partnership represents a significant shift in the global fashion industry. Shein, which began as a modest Chinese apparel merchant, […]

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The Price of Fashion: Decoding Retail Policies Amidst Rising Supply Chain Costs

Recently, fast fashion retailer H&M backtracked on a decision to charge its UK customers a small return fee on online purchases returned to its brick-and-mortar outlets. But the price of fashion is high, and recent trends like ‘try-and-return’ purchases have prompted several clothing brands to change their return policies. So, how do underlying supply […]

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Lower Price Points May Not Be Sustainable for Shein and Forever 21’s Partnership

Over the summer, fast fashion retail giants, Shein and Forever 21, announced a collaborative effort in a move to widen their customer bases. Shein will see its products sold out of the retail company’s hundreds of locations, and in turn Forever 21 gets hold of the online retail giant’s massive global reach and supply […]

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Worker’s Rights Questions Against Shein Mean The Forever 21-Shein Team-Up Could Make for a PR Headache

Fast fashion retailer Shein recently entered into a partnership with top retail brand Forever 21. However, the Forever 21-Shein team-up is raising eyebrows in the retail space, especially because Shein has previously faced accusations of human rights abuses and the usage toxic chemicals. In the wake of major fashion mergers, what risks and ethical considerations […]

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The Recent Forever 21-Shein Collaboration Tests Consumers’ Sustainability Commitments

Shein has acquired a significant stake in Forever 21’s operator, SPARC Group, paving the way for potential Shein mini-shops within Forever 21 stores. The Forever 21-Shein collaboration melds Shein’s modern online fast fashion dominance with Forever 21’s longstanding influence on American shopping trends. How can the merging of two fast-fashion giants impact the industry and […]

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Easy Returns Help Retain Customers. Instead of Charging Return Fees, Retailers Should Focus on Optimizing Reverse Logistics.

In 2022, returns cost the retail industry a whopping $816 billion in lost sales across the United States. This data, released by the National Retail Federation, highlighted the importance of optimizing reverse logistics — especially for fast fashion clothing retailers. Recently, H&M announced a return fee for its UK customers — and then […]

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Returns Cost Retailers Billions. Making Them Even Easier for Customers Will Turn Returns into Revenue.

Recently, fashion retailer H&M began charging its UK customers a small fee for returning online purchases in-store — and then hurriedly backtracked on this strategy. Meanwhile, the National Retail Federation found that returns resulted in $816 billion in lost sales for retailers in the United States last year. It should be no surprise, then, […]

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Hey, it’s 9 am… Wake up Healthy with 9amHealth!
April 12, 2024

Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban explores ways to wake up healthy and stay healthy with his guest, Dr. Avantika Waring, MD, the Chief Medical Officer, at 9amHealth. This episode delves into the transformative approach to healthcare delivery championed by 9amHealth. Dr. Waring’s journey from a humanities student with a love for French to a […]

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Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

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IDC Smart Cities Awards: Edge Computing is Helping Virginia Beach Tackle its Flooding Crisis
April 11, 2024

In remote and disaster-prone areas, the rapid deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies coupled with artificial intelligence (AI) has opened new vistas for emergency management and community safety in smart cities. These leading IoT deployments, highlighted at the recent announcement of the IDC Smart Cities Awards winners, solidified the role that edge computing […]

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Next Gen 911 Doesn’t Have a Final Destination, But Lack of Funding is Slowing the Adoption Journey
April 11, 2024

The transformation of emergency response systems through Next Gen 911 represents a critical evolution in public safety technology, enhancing emergency response capabilities with features like GPS tracking, live video, and real-time translation. As we move away from the outdated copper wire systems first implemented in the 1960s, the disparity between our personal devices and […]

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How Fast Fashion Can Fix Its Sustainability Reputation Through the Supply Chain
March 1, 2022

While at the world’s largest retail conference and expo, Retail Refined Host Melissa Gonzalez spoke with Chris Georgen, Founder and Chief Architect of Topl, a company that sits at the intersection of sustainability, deep-technology, and innovation. Topl, whose mission is to build trust between consumers and products, is set largely within an industry which […]

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