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1. The rise of the haute hand-me-down: Passing down clothes from one child to the next isn’t new – even the royal brood are habitually seen in outfits that once belonged to other family members. But the hand-me-down is acquiring a cachet with the rise in sustainable fashion and new childrenswear brands aiming to shift to a circular economy. – Read More on the FT

2. Why even rich Chinese consumers choose counterfeit brands: Despite significant progress in the fight against counterfeiters, it only takes a few clicks for Chinese consumers to acquire the fake luxury items of their choice. The relative ease of buying and selling counterfeits, and the increased sophistication of their production and distribution, remains a headache for many luxury brands. – Read More on SCMP

3. RELATED READ: From the Climate Crisis to China, What Companies Need to Focus on When it Comes to Brand Protection. Online IP commerce enforcement is now the number one priority for brand owners. But they cannot ignore that fake products must still be made and shipped; IP owners must work out how to apportion resources, to stop visible online offers and target the offline sourcing trade behind this. – Read More on TFL

4. Retailers and unions agree on 3-month extension to Bangladesh workers’ safety accord: Retailers and unions negotiating over a legally binding workers’ safety accord in Bangladesh due to expire on Monday reached a tentative deal to extend it by three months, unions involved in discussions said, provided the around 200 signatory retailers agree on the extension. – Read More on Reuters

5. Women could add $280 billion to Southeast Asia’s e-commerce market by 2030: The “anonymity” of e-commerce has reduced many of the barriers to entry traditionally faced by women and afforded them the opportunity to thrive in new sectors. – Read More on CNBC

6. Mexico accuses Zara, Anthropologie & Patowl of cultural appropriation: The Ministry of Culture said Zara, owned by Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer, used a pattern distinctive to the indigenous Mixteca community of San Juan Colorado in the southern state of Oaxaca. – Read More on Reuters