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1. Amazon employee testifies about ‘grueling’ working conditions amid union battle: Inc. employee Jennifer Bates says that Amazon sent anti-union messages to workers’ phones and had signs posted in bathroom stalls. – Read More on S&P Global

2. Bigger, Wider, Better? Why Giant Jeans Are Making a Comeback: Labels as haughty as Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta are selling gigundo tube-legged jeans for $595 and $980 respectively. This return of looser legs could be read as a long-gestating backlash to skinny jeans which, with hems as narrow as 5 inches, defined the denim market for the past two decades. – Read More on the WSJ

3. Nordstrom debuts platform for shoppable shows as more retailers experiment with livestreaming: Nordstrom unveiled its Livestream Shopping channel Wednesday as part of the company’s broader ambitions to delve into e-commerce livestreaming. Retailers in the U.S. are playing catch-up to a trend that has already been rampant for years in Asia. – Read More on CNBC

4. RETRO READ: From Social Shopping to Entertainment-Centric E-Commerce, What Western Brands Can Learn from China’s Retail Giants. By adding entertainment into the mix of the traditional online buying experience, Chinese e-commerce giants – such as Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company, and PinDuoDuo, the country’s second largest e-commerce entity with a valuation of just under $40 billion, which makes it worth more than eBay or Twitter – are actively revamping the way that consumers shop. – Read More on TFL

5. We can’t talk about American fashion without talking about Native American designers:  As advocates of the movement for racial equality began learning about the richness of native cultures, they channeled their support through investments in indigenous companies, including indigenous-owned fashion brands. – Read More on InStyle

6. If Your iPhone Charger Blows Up, It May Be a Fake Sold on Instagram: Chinese illicit factories and wholesale vendors are using the Facebook Inc. app to sell fake Apple accessories such as AirPods, lightning cables, iPhone batteries and USB power adapters. The knockoffs, identical except for their quality and security standards, are sold at discounted prices of as much as 10 times. – Read More on Bloomberg