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1. Activist Greta Thunberg calls out climate impact of fashion brands in Vogue interview: “The fashion industry is a huge contributor to the climate-and ecological emergency, not to mention its impact on the countless workers and communities who are being exploited around the world in order for some to enjoy fast fashion that many treat as disposables.” – Read More on BBC

2. Chinese fast-fashion icon Shein gets sunlight treatment: Unlike Zara’s owner Inditex and H&M, Shein is a private company so doesn’t have to reveal much about its operations. And accusations of wrongdoing don’t necessarily hit the top line. – Read More on Reuters

3. Amazon and GoPro File Joint Lawsuit against Counterfeiters: The nine defendants used GoPro’s registered trademarks without authorization to deceive customers about the authenticity and origin of the products and create a false affiliation with GoPro. Amazon closed the defendants’ selling accounts and proactively refunded the impacted customers. – Read More on Business Wire

4. RELATED READ: As E-Commerce Continues to Rise, Online Platforms & Luxury Brands Take a New Collaborative Approach to Fighting Fakes: Now, due to the increasingly modernized and sophisticated counterfeiter, it appears that the reliance on takedown measures, alone, is not enough for sites like Amazon and Facebook to ward off bad actors, and thus, appease brands, as well as earn – and/or maintain – consumer trust, especially as platforms like Amazon continue to wade deeper into the fashion and luxury sphere. – Read More on TFL

5. Rising Delta Variant Cases, CDC Indoor Mask Guidance Are Taking a Toll on Consumer Comfort Levels: 49 percent of U.S. adults say they’re comfortable doing more than 40 activities on average, down from a record high of 55 percent as of July 8-10. – Read More on Morning Consult