• M&S profits dive by nearly two-thirds as clothing sales slide

    M&S clothing and homewares sales fell by 5.9% in the first quarter. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters Marks & Spencer has reported a 64% drop in annual profits to £176.4m as weak clothing sales were compounded by more than £400m of restructuring costs relating to the new chief executive’s turnaround plan. Chief executive Steve Rowe insisted the […]

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    Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

    Americans spent around $350 billion on clothing and footwear in 2016. CreditLauren Fleishman for The New York Times In the Garden of Eden, figuring out what to wear was easy and the fig leaves were environmentally friendly. Today, it’s much harder to find clothes that don’t have some kind of negative impact on the planet. […]

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    USED CLOTHING STORE GETS SURPRISE DONATION OF MARIJUANA

    A consignment shop in Minnesota found bags with 111 grams of marijuana in a pile of donated clothes in May 2017. (Photo: Maplewood Police Department) If you accidentally donated 111 grams of marijuana along with your clothing earlier to a local store please come to the PD so we can reunite you! We know you […]

  • Left on clothing tags lead Barrie police to alleged shoplifter

    BARRIE, Ont. — Police in Barrie, Ont., say tags still hanging from a man’s clothes led to his arrest on theft-related charges. They say a store security guard noticed a man allegedly putting on socks and then slipping his feet back into his shoes on Tuesday afternoon. After making the man remove the socks and […]

  • The Shattering Truth of 3D-Printed Clothing

    threeASFOUR’s Harmonograph Dress, part of the fall 2016 show collection, BIOMIMICRY. Designed in collaboration with Travis Fitch and 3D printed by Stratasys. (Photo: Schohaja) When the fashion trio threeASFOUR debuted its first collection of 3D-printed clothing, a parade of auburn-haired models marched down a runway at the Jewish Museum in New York City. Their gowns […]

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    This Weekend’s Best Online Sales

    This Sunday is Mother’s Day, which means the entire internet is on sale in honor of your mom. You probably can’t actually use any of these online sales to get her a gift in time for the holiday — check out our quick-ship suggestions for that — but you can certainly take advantage of the […]

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    My Student in Need: Requests for clothing

    From the creator of My Neighbor in Need, www.mystudentinneed.org is a website that provides a private and nurturing way for teachers and faculty members to ask for help for a Student in Need and a way for the community to give back. .Seventh-grade boy, age 13, is in need of clothing and tennis shoes. We […]

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    Made-To-Order Clothing Is An Opportunity Tailor-Made For Amazon

    (TOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images) Fashion industry insiders love to count Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com AMZN -0.61% out when it comes to unlocking the secret world of fashion. From their perspective, Bezos may know how to sell clothing, but he doesn’t know fashion, which is why the success Amazon.com has found in retailing more utilitarian and functional […]