Strenesse frees up resources to support regional companies in times of Corona. At the headquarters in Nördlingen, mouth and nose protection made from breathable cotton is produced in the Strenesse-own sewing shop with high-pressure aids. In particular, employees in the food retail sector who guarantee basic care but are not taken into account in the state supply chain should benefit from this.
The makeshift mouth and nose protection can also be found via the online store www.strenesse.com. The reusable protective masks are made of 100% skin-friendly cotton, which is washable up to 90 degrees,
“In these difficult times we have to stick together and we are happy to have found a way to support our fellow human beings. My special thanks go to our employees on site who made this project possible with such commitment. ”Said Micaela Sabatier, Managing Director of the Nördlinger fashion company.
In a statement Kingpins mentioned “We’ve tried to round up a few bright spots alongside the news that is hard to hear but worth noting.
Also, with all the information and talking heads, we know it is hard to discern what we should be doing (or not doing) and what guidance we should be following. We’ve collected a few links from the experts – the World Health Organization, namely – to help you find unbiased and fact-based information.
Finally, the Kingpins team is working on two big projects right now that will help keep us all connected and informed. The first is our new website – which will launch on March 30.”
With this they also mentioned the live-date for their new digital event “We’re going online. Kingpins24 – our new online event – will bring the denim industry together when we are apart. EVERYONE can join”
Focusing on “remote” visitors, the Fondazione Prada’s and its social media channels have been turned into a laboratory of ideas, a platform in which to test new formats and codes that will be able to develop in a further way in the future, beyond the current state of emergency.
The foundation has opened its archive where via a list of key words users can explore its “Glossary” section. By publishing archive images and videos, unpublished texts, excerpts from catalogues and reviews from the press, thematic paths and ideal dialogues between various activities will be established, Fondazione Prada said in a statement.
“In compliance with all the decrees published to date, we have promptly implemented all the measures necessary for guaranteeing the safety of the people who work at Pitti Immagine, both with and for us. We have also got ourselves organized in order to continue to be operational, using all the instruments, tools and networks available for working from home, in constant contact with each other, sector to sector… and with all of you.
What we want to tell you loud and clear is that we are all working hard to open next June’s fairs on the dates announced. We have never stopped. Put simply, it is our duty: no more or less than our duty towards you.
We are fully aware that this fair season will not be like all the others, it will be an exceptional season, combating the fear and the emergency. Not in order to remove them but rather with the aim of facing them and realistically laying down the foundations for a relaunch that is as rapid as possible. For this reason, we have decided to invest.
We are, in fact, working on a dual track basis, physical and digital, with innovative and complementary services to boost the efficiency of the relationships between companies and buyers. The physical fair, rich in content and with even more new features, will be flanked by the e-PITTI Connect digital platform, which, beyond the current emergency, constitutes a patrimony that we have been developing for quite a long time and with which we will be launching a brand new and advanced version in June in order to offer new functionality, more contents and also remote interaction modes. With your contribution: we are a system and we work as a system, that is an undeniable treasure.
We want to continue to be a stable and safe point of reference, without concealing the difficulties and monitoring the evolution of the situation in Italy and around the world day by day, hour by hour.
We will continue to keep in contact, to stay up to date, to be flexible and fast, to adopt the most opportune measures reliably and with the necessary courage. New scenarios will open up that will not always be predictable, we will work harder but, above all, better, drawing on both our as well as your creative skills. We are certainly not alone and will never be so because over all these years, even before creating a successful commercial event, we have built a true community with you.
In this regard, we should add one last thing.
As citizens, parents, children and members of wider communities, we would like to express our feelings of gratitude, affection and solidarity to the thousands of doctors, nurses and volunteers working in healthcare structures who have committed themselves to continuously taking care of us in the best possible way. If there are any heroes at this time, it is them.”
For S/S 2020 Stone Island presents: Big Loom Camo. The camouflage pattern is created on ‘Big Looms’: looms capable of creating complex and oversized jacquard designs. The design comes to life through the double dye bath garment dyeing procedure, which colours all the textile components with different yields.
Jackets and accessories are made of a cotton, nylon and viscose fabric, with a slight external resin finish.
CHANEL has launched its commitment to tackle climate change with CHANEL Mission 1.5°, in line with the ambitious targets of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, aimed at limiting mean global temperature increases to 1.5° Celsius.
CHANEL Mission 1.5° will see the company reduce its carbon footprint and that of its supply chain, while also taking action outside of its own business activities to help accelerate the transition to a lower carbon world.
To this end, CHANEL has made four commitments for the decade ahead, joining leading companies in the world that are taking ambitious measures to tackle climate change.
Reducing CHANEL’s carbon footprint across its own operations and its entire supply chain to meet Science-Based Targets
• Reduce emissions across CHANEL operations by 50% by 2030, equivalent to a 66% reduction per unit sold, and reduce supply chain emissions by 40% per unit sold by 2030, compared to 2018. To meet these reductions, CHANEL will further strengthen its long-standing approach to the responsible sourcing and production of natural raw materials, while also continuously revisiting the way it designs, manufactures, transports and distributes its products. This journey will require close partnerships with CHANEL’s suppliers.
Shifting to 100% renewable electricity on a worldwide basis by 2025
• CHANEL pledges to transition to 100% renewable electricity for its owned operations by 2025 and has joined the RE100 coalition, a group of influential businesses committed to the use of renewable electricity. Globally, as of 2019, CHANEL already sourced 41% of its electricity from renewable sources and expects this to increase to 97% by 2021.
Balancing residual carbon emissions
• Balance: while CHANEL is focused on decarbonising its operations and value chain, the company is also committed to taking action outside of its own business activities in order to balance its residual carbon emissions. The company is doing this by investing in nature-based solutions, such as projects to protect and restore forests, mangroves and peatlands. CHANEL only supports projects which follow the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) principles, and those that are certified to the highest carbon, biodiversity and community standards (such as VCS and CCBA). Such initiatives already serve to avoid and remove carbon emissions at least equal to the company’s entire carbon footprint, with the company reaching carbon neutrality in 2019.
Financing climate change adaptation
• Adapt: finance projects that enable vulnerable communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change with the objective of reducing smallholder farmers’ and entrepreneurs’ vulnerability while also building resilient raw material supply chains, both outside and within our value chain. As an example, CHANEL supports initiatives such as the Landscape Resilience Fund, one of the winners of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Challenge programme for adaptation innovation.
To implement these broad commitments in its own supply chain, CHANEL is also investing in new technologies and start-ups, particularly in the field of raw materials and packaging, as well as in scientific climate-research.
Andrea d’Avack, Chief Sustainability Officer at CHANEL, said:
“The climate crisis represents the biggest issue of our age and demands urgent action to reduce negative environmental impacts and drive broader change. It is our conviction that businesses have a clear role to play, alongside governments and civil society, to help protect the world’s most vulnerable communities and ecosystems from the consequences of climate change. With today’s announcement, CHANEL has made a clearcommitment to accelerate the move to a lower carbon economy. CHANEL Mission 1.5° is embedded in our long- term vision, and reflects our ambitions to play our part in facing humanity’s biggest challenge and enroll the future of our company in a more sustainable world.”
Due to the restrictions imposed by the Italian government’s 9 March 2020 for the Covid-19 virus,which restrict the mobility of Italian citizens, and acknowledging the restrictive measures imposed by local authorities, the trade fairs planned for Kiev (La Moda Italiana) and Munich (Moda Made in Italy) will be postponed to a date to be determined.
“We have been carefully monitoring the situation every day,” comments Assocalzaturifici Chair Siro Badon, “but in view of the travel restrictions imposed on our participants and exhibitors and global concern about the health and safety of our community, we are forced to announce, with great regret, that we will not be able to go ahead with the two trade fairs in Ukraine and Germany. Our decision, which we have discussed at length with all the partners involved, is dictated by a deep sense of responsibility to the community, first of all, and to the footwear industry involved in the trade fair events, in particular. The gravity of the situation requires us to act boldly, right now. We are all going through a very difficult time, and we must act together to limit the possibility of contagion. We are profoundly disappointed at having to make this difficult decision, and it is our intention to discuss with our trade fair partners the possibility of rescheduling the events at a date to be determined as soon as the global health emergency allows us to resume operations as normal”.
The two events are held in countries of great importance for Italy’s footwear industry. According to the latest figures, Ukraine is Italy’s second largest export market in the former CIS nations, with 561,787 pairs of shoes (-3.8 in the past year) worth a total of 37.87 million euro (-10.1% in the past year) at an average price of 67.40 euro a pair. Germany is the third-largest destination in the world for Italian shoes, importing 27,237,000 pairs of shoes (-9.3%) worth a total of 863.18 million euro (-2.7%) at an average price of 31.69 euro a pair.
Twenty years after founding Yoox as an off-price e-tailer, and five years after a merger with Net-a-Porter, Federico Marchetti will be stepping down as Yoox Net-a-Porter’s CEO. He will however, will remain as chairman of the company, which in 2018 was acquired by Richemont in a €2.8 billion deal.
In 2000, Marchetti founded YOOX, the world’s first lifestyle e-commerce destination, long before the launch of Facebook, Instagram and the iPhone. YOOX was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in 2009, the first IPO in Italy for 18 months; today, it remains Italy’s sole “unicorn”. In 2015, Marchetti drove the game-changing merger of YOOX and NET-A-PORTER to create YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, the world leader in online luxury fashion.
Under his leadership, YOOX NET-A-PORTER has signed important partnerships worldwide. In China, a joint venture between Richemont, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and Alibaba announced in 2018 puts the Group in pole position in the world’s biggest luxury market. In the Middle East, YOOX NET-A-PORTER has partnered with Mohamed Alabbar, the most visionary entrepreneur in the Gulf, since 2016.
The Kingpins Amsterdam denim supply chain trade show will not host its April 2020 edition due to the health concerns and travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus, COVID-19.
“We have been monitoring this situation very closely and had been hoping to have the show go on, but in light of the travel restrictions our attendees and exhibitors are experiencing and the overarching concern for the health and safety of our community, we have no choice but to cancel Kingpins Amsterdam,” said Andrew Olah, founder of Kingpins Show.
Kingpins Amsterdam is the second show Kingpins organizers have canceled due to health and travel concerns related to COVID-19. In February, organizers announced the cancelation of the Kingpins Hong Kong show, originally slated for May 13/14.
“We are following the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations for limiting the spread of COVID-19. The CDC is recommending people avoid all nonessential travel, including to several countries that have reported high levels of infection,” Olah said. “This includes countries where many of our friends, exhibitors and attendees are based. We encourage everyone to practice common sense and get their information from trusted sources.”
While the health and safety of the denim supply chain is forcing the closure of key Kingpins events, organizers say they are searching for solutions to help the denim industry stay in touch with customers and suppliers.
“We cannot stop the world over this virus,” Olah said. “A total economic shutdown is not a realistic option for any of us although the earth is benefitting from less activity.”
Kingpins Amsterdam exhibitors and attendees will be contacted with further information regarding booth contracts and registrations.