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Supima design alumni sew and send masks and gowns to medical workers

Supima design alumni sew and send masks and gowns to medical workers

Supima, often dubbed the "cashmere of cotton", has supplied dozens of alumni of its Supima Design Competition with fabric to create masks and gowns for medical workers and organizations in the Covid-19 frontlines.
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Milan Furniture Fair postponed to April 2021

Milan Furniture Fair postponed to April 2021

Milan’s internationally renowned home decoration and design trade fair has suspended its 2020 edition due to the Covid-19 emergency, rescheduling it to April 13-18 2021, when it will celebrate its 60th anniversary.
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Furniture giant Ikea making masks to help fight coronavirus

Furniture giant Ikea making masks to help fight coronavirus

Furniture giant Ikea is producing face masks and other protective gear for hospitals, joining a growing list of companies branching out of their normal areas to help meet equipment shortages.
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Reebok and Victoria Beckham launch a collection combining high performance and minimalist design

Reebok and Victoria Beckham launch a collection combining high performance and minimalist design

At a time when lockdown orders have made laid-back looks more prevalent than ever, Reebok and Victoria Beckham have unveiled a third installment in their ongoing collaboration with the "Essential Purism" collection.
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Dunelm joins UK retailers seeking rent reductions, delays

Dunelm joins UK retailers seeking rent reductions, delays

Home furnishing retailer Dunelm on Tuesday was the latest major UK retailer to say it was launching talks with its landlords on rent reductions, as the crisis has forced it to shut all stores.
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LVMH denies planning to buy Tiffany shares on the open market

LVMH denies planning to buy Tiffany shares on the open market

LVMH has denied planning to buy Tiffany shares on the open market, contradicting market rumors stating that they were about to do exactly that, after the US jeweler's stock price fell on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Cath Kidston seeks urgent buyer as Covid-19 bites - report

Cath Kidston seeks urgent buyer as Covid-19 bites - report

Cath Kidston needs to find a buyer urgently, a news report said at the weekend. The company is believed to have called in Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) to conduct an urgent review of its options and ask for fast bids.
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Laura Ashley to call in administrators as coronavirus is last straw

Laura Ashley to call in administrators as coronavirus is last straw

Only yesterday, Laura Ashley was still seeking an emergency cash injection to keep it going and talking about a sales improvement. But as of today, the company is filing for administration. Some 2,700 jobs are at risk.
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Applications open for 2020 Fashion Space Gallery design residency

Applications open for 2020 Fashion Space Gallery design residency

UAL’s Fashion Space Gallery in London is inviting fashion, textiles, footwear and jewellery designers with an interest in experimental approaches to apply for its 2020 residency programme.
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Ikea tests selling through third party for the first time, on Tmall in China

Ikea tests selling through third party for the first time, on Tmall in China

Ikea on Tuesday started selling its products on Alibaba's Chinese e-commerce platform Tmall, the first time the world's biggest furniture retailer has sold through a third party in its 77-year history.
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Underwear as empowerment: Delaware design student aims to fill a need for trans women

Underwear as empowerment: Delaware design student aims to fill a need for trans women

When graduate student Haobo Zhang decided to design underwear specifically for transgender women, his ambition was more high-minded than simply turning in a project to complete his master’s degree.
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Milan Furniture Fair postponed to June due to coronavirus emergency

Milan Furniture Fair postponed to June due to coronavirus emergency

The 59th edition of the furniture show, scheduled in April with 2,200 exhibitors, has been postponed to June, reportedly causing a €120 million impact on business, due also to a shortfall of 30,000 Chinese visitors.
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Ikea reduces climate footprint for the first time

Ikea reduces climate footprint for the first time

Carbon emissions throughout the full value chain of Ikea furniture fell for the first time last year, brand owner Inter Ikea said on Thursday citing increased use of renewable energy.
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Ikea new CEO targets 'even more affordable' furniture as habits shift

Ikea new CEO targets 'even more affordable' furniture as habits shift

Ikea named insider Jon Abrahamsson Ring to succeed Torbjorn Loof as chief executive of the world's biggest furniture brand on Tuesday as it adapts to seismic shifts in shopping.
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Harrods unveils new interiors department

Harrods unveils new interiors department

After the revamp of its beauty hall, menswear department and fine watches area, the latest Harrods department to reopen with a new look is the luxury retailer’s homewares destination.
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Ikea's Coventry store to close in first UK shut down

Ikea's Coventry store to close in first UK shut down

Ikea's British arm is to shut a loss-making store in Coventry, central England, its first big closure in the country, putting 352 jobs at risk, the world's biggest furniture maker said on Tuesday.
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