On 21 and 22 January the bi-annual fashion trade show Modefabriek will take place at Amsterdam Rai. The event will bring together 600 brands and host talks, fashions shows and other events for fashion professionals.
A plan by Norway’s government to phase out fur farms by 2025 dismayed producers and delighted activists on Monday as a sign that fur is out of fashion even in a nation that was once the top producer of fox pelts.
On 11 January, Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf announced that it is closing its Woerden-based distribution center. De Bijenkorf plans to merge and outsource all distribution activities to a new partner in 2019.
Primark has tapped a former Zara chief to head its womenswear division. Paula Dumont Lopez, who was named New Look’s new chief executive last year but never took up the role, will join Primark this month.
As brands seek to add compelling reasons for consumers to buy their products in the austere post-Christmas environment, print and textile specialist Marimekko has announced a link-up with global beauty brand Clinique.