Lack of environmental awareness and preference for variety leading causes of waste in fast-fashion production

Linda D. Garrow

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Can fast-fashion be sustainable? Researchers, including Javad Nasiry, Associate Professor at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, think yes. By identifying why the fast fashion business model creates waste and whether regulators can establish incentives for consumers and manufacturers are steps to reducing waste.  Recently, the apparel […]

Pinterest to Acquire The Yes

Linda D. Garrow

Pinterest, the tech company best known as an inspiration and discovery platform, will purchase The Yes, an AI-powered shopping platform that enables users to shop a personalised feed based on the user’s input on brand, style and size. Retailer veteran Julie Bornstein founded The Yes in 2018 after stints at […]

Zalando Co-CEO on Bringing Data Science to Fashion Retail

Linda D. Garrow

This article first appeared in The State of Fashion: Technology, an in-depth report co-published by BoF and McKinsey & Company. Zalando is Europe’s largest online-only fashion retailer, but there’s another way it often describes itself: Europe’s most fashionable tech company. Technology has been central to how the company operates since […]