1. Katharine Hamnett: The one cent tax on fast fashion garments proposed by British parliament members is “stupid.” Instead, she is in favor of EU legislation making it mandatory for goods from outside Europe to meet the same standards required by the region. – Read More on BBC
2. You are not a brand: “Brand” is one of those words like “design” or “cool.” It attempts to capture the essential character of a thing without being specific. Brands strive to be persuasive by creating a false identity around an idea. – Read More on Fast Co.
3. The new rules of luxury pop-ups: “[Pop-ups are] the main way to drive innovation and newness from a pure retail viewpoint,” LVMH chief financial officer Jean-Jacques Guiony said in April, adding that Louis Vuitton would utilize 100 temporary locations this year. “[They] enable us to be talking in a different way to our clients in different places, and add flexibility to a retail network.” – Read More on Vogue Business
4. Glossier’s Emily Weiss: One of the $1.2 billion beauty brand’s bestselling Boy Brow sticks sold every 32 seconds worldwide last year, and roughly fifty percent of its followers are international. – Read More on FT
5. How Kering is Creating a Resilient, Future-Facing Business: For the luxury goods conglomerate that owns Gucci, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, and Alexander McQueen, sustainability is at once a responsibility and an opportunity. – Read More on Sourcing Journal
6. RETRO READ: There is Something Fascinating About Kering's Push Towards Sustainability. “With little fanfare, [Gucci’s] nearly $4 billion business has been making [sustainability-centric] changes ... But the marketing doesn’t highlight the switch; only the vaguest reference on the Gucci website notes that it is produced using an ‘earth-conscious process.’” – Read More on TFL