1. Resetting E-Commerce Expectations: Many businesses show flat or negative year-over-year growth. And new problems, like rising inflation and a possible financial recession, are fueling more uncertainty. – Read More on Marketplace Pulse
2. Industry-linked sustainability standard allows clothing giants to ramp up emissions: “Neither requires any fundamental change in the business model and both could easily increase consumption rather than reduce it, by suggesting to consumers that their shopping is now sustainable.” – Read More on the Intercept
3. How e-commerce looks different in Africa: Instead of selling directly to consumers, startups are targeting informal retailers, who take products street stalls or kiosks, where they sell small amounts to customers. – Read More on the Economist
4. Why ‘Love Island’ is ditching fast fashion in favor of secondhand. It is not uncommon for contestants to leave the show with more than a million followers on social media. This is appealing to brands, who then pay these contestants to advertise their products. – Read More on Fast Co.
5. Missguided went badly off course. Could this become a trend? Fast-fashion shoppers are also facing a big squeeze on their spending power as bills rise. Under-30s’ discretionary income was down 26% in April compared with a year before. – Read More on the Guardian