Six Fashion Careers of the Future
From consumer psychologists to data scientists, BoF meets fashion professionals working in “careers of the future” to learn about how their work contributes to the industry.
There are few sectors of the economy that offer as wide and interesting a range of career opportunities as fashion.
1. 3D Printing Engineer
2. Consumer Psychologist
3. Data Scientist
4. Fabric Research and Development
5. Sustainability Expert
6. Personal Stylist https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/careers/six-fashion-careers-of-the-future
U.S. Consumer Confidence at Second-Highest Level Since 2000
By Sho Chandra | August 29, 2017
A pickup in consumer confidence to the second-highest level since late 2000 provide a basis for steady gains in spending, according to figures Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board.
HIGHLIGHTS OF CONSUMER CONFIDENCE (AUGUST)
Confidence index rose to 122.9 (est. 120.7) from downwardly revised 120 in July
Present conditions measure increased to 151.2, highest since July 2001, from 145.4
Gauge of consumer expectations rose to 104 from 103
“Americans have had much to lift their moods: optimism about the economy, steady hiring and unemployment at a 16-year low, in addition to contained inflation, home-price appreciation and stock-market gains.” …
Levi’s Is Radically Redefining Sustainability
“And it all comes down to making a timeless product that the customer will hold on to for many, many years.
How do we make the fashion industry more sustainable? For Paul Dillinger, head of global product innovation at Levi Strauss & Co, it’s not enough to simply plant a few trees to offset carbon dioxide or use less toxic dyes. To make a real impact in the world, you need to help change the way people think about clothes.” … https://www.fastcompany.com/3067895/moving-the-needle/levis-is-radically-redefining-sustainability
A fashion designer breaks down why some clothes are worth spending more on
“The cost of a piece of clothing is the result of the entire process that brought that product into existence, including the expenses from fabric, constructing the garment, and the business model of the company.”
Online Shopping and E-Commerce | Pew Research Center
New technologies are impacting a wide range of Americans’ commercial behaviors, from the way they evaluate products and services to the way they pay for the things they buy
By AARON SMITH and MONICA ANDERSON
…”The survey finds that roughly eight-in-ten Americans are now online shoppers: 79% have made an online purchase of any type, while 51% have bought something using a cellphone and 15% have made purchases by following a link from social media sites.”…
Globally, Denim is on the Upswing
by Catherine Salfino
Posted on August 11, 2016 in Lifestyle Monitor
“Denim has always been a tried-and-true staple in the U.S., and while the relatively recent athleisure trend may have affected America’s denim sales, jeans remain the top bottomswear item available at retail.
And globally, denim’s popularity is growing—even in countries that have long resisted the iconic American-style garment.” … etc… https://sourcingjournalonline.com/globally-denim-upswing/
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