🇦🇺 Australian Style Week faucets textile innovators. The nation’s annual designer showcase kicked off on Could 13 in Sydney and continues till Could 17, that includes reveals from manufacturers like Acler, Albus Lumen, Bec & Bridge, Carla Zampatti, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos, Karla Spetic and Liandra. Off the runway, the Australian Style Council hosted an occasion that includes native business ventures that purpose to scale back textile waste. Three innovators have been feted: textile recycling start-up BlockTexx, Mud to Marle, a three way partnership between Full Circle Fibres, Deakin College and textile producer Loomtex that goals to rework low-value Australian wool and cotton into high-value yarns, and the AFC FashTech Lab which ran a pilot programme for 15 manufacturers to chop waste, transitioning them from bodily to digital sampling. “Whereas we are able to by no means compete with labour prices abroad, we are able to achieve a aggressive edge globally by leveraging the uncooked fibres right here in Australia and proper shoring, with superior know-how,” mentioned the AFC’s lately appointed chief govt, Jaana Quaintance-James. [BoF Inbox]

🇰🇷 Coupang misses earnings estimates amid Korean tax investigation. One among South Korea’s largest on-line marketplaces, Coupang has reported a 17 p.c improve in adjusted earnings earlier than curiosity, taxes, depreciation and amortisation to $281 million within the quarter ended March 2024. Analysts had forecasted $283.3 million for the corporate, which is predicated in each the capital Seoul and Seattle within the US. Internet revenue plunged 95 p.c after the agency included losses from the troubled e-tailer Farfetch, which it acquired in January. In April, South Korea’s Nationwide Tax Service (NTS) opened an investigation into a possible offshore tax evasion scheme between the Korean agency and its mother or father firm which is registered in Delaware within the US. [Bloomberg, Korea JoonGang Daily, Korea Times]

🇨🇳 Burberry wins trademark infringement case towards Chinese language agency Xinboli. The Jiangsu Provincial Excessive Individuals’s Court docket has dominated in favour of the British luxurious model in a case which was filed in a decrease courtroom in 2020, stopping Xinboli Buying and selling Shanghai from utilizing Burberry’s verify sample, deceptively related logos and “Baneberry” branding. The courtroom additionally awarded Burberry 6 million yuan ($831,255) in damages and granted “well-known” standing for the emblems, enabling Burberry to take pleasure in heightened protections in China sooner or later. [The Fashion Law]

🇳🇬 Nigeria-founded pan-African e-tailer Jumia sees revenues surge in Q1. The corporate working in Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda has reported year-over-year progress of 19 p.c (which quantities to a 57 p.c improve in fixed forex) within the first quarter of 2024, reflecting $48.9 million in revenues. GMV on the New York-listed platform, which sells every thing from style and wonder to electronics and meals, elevated 5 p.c (or 39 p.c in fixed forex) to $181 million. [TechCrunch]

🇯🇵 Japanese retailer United Arrows posts 3.2% annual gross sales improve. The agency behind the posh multi-brand chain and personal label of the identical identify has reported complete gross sales of 134.26 billion yen (roughly $862.16 million) within the 2023 fiscal 12 months, up from 130.13 billion yen within the earlier 12 months. The corporate’s working revenue rose by 5.9 p.c to six.74 billion yen. [Fibre2Fashion]

🇿🇦 Amazon launches in South Africa, difficult Naspers and Takealot. The e-commerce main has entered the South African market, in a problem to native rivals and different regional platforms like Jumia’s Zando. Style-focused China-founded e-tailers like Shein and Temu have additionally made inroads in Africa’s most superior economic system however, to date, Amazon’s native website solely sells magnificence merchandise and athletic put on, not different attire classes. [Reuters]

🌏 Turkey’s attire exports to Israel decline amid commerce suspension. Since suspending all commerce with Israel earlier this month, Turkey has already seen a decline in attire and textile exports to the nation, from 1.82 p.c in 2023 (when Israel was Turkey’s thirteenth largest attire export vacation spot price $311 million) to 1.40 p.c in early 2024. Turkey mentioned it should proceed the suspension till Israel permits humanitarian support to circulation uninterrupted into Gaza in mild of Israel’s newest offensive within the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. [Fibre2Fashion, BBC, The National]

🇮🇳 India’s Kalyan Jewellers posts 97% surge in revenue after tax in This fall. The Thrissur-based firm whose portfolio consists of its namesake model and digital-first model Candere reported consolidated revenue after tax (PAT) of 137.49 crore rupees ($16.4 million) throughout the March quarter. Working greater than 250 showrooms throughout India and the Center East, the corporate noticed consolidated income from operations develop 34 p.c to 4,534.93 crore rupees. [Economic Times]

🇦🇺 HMC Capital acquires a ten.29 p.c stake in Australia’s Child Bunting. The Australia-listed various asset administration firm led by David Di Pilla has invested within the childrenswear and child merchandise retailer, making it the second largest substantial shareholder within the firm. Bennelong Funds Administration Group now not seems as a considerable shareholder, in line with a Could 9 disclosure. [Australian Financial Review]

🇮🇳 India’s Arvind posts 2.1% rise in This fall consolidated web revenue. The Bengaluru-based firm, which has a portfolio of owned and licensed worldwide manufacturers together with Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger and a denim material manufacturing enterprise, mentioned consolidated web revenue rose to 990.3 million rupees ($11.9 million) throughout the interval. [Economic Times]

🇨🇳 Swiss watch exports to China decline sharply in March. The worth of Swiss watch exports to mainland China and Hong Kong fell 41.5 p.c and 44.2 p.c respectively 12 months over 12 months in March, in line with a report launched mid-April, simply days after Watches & Wonders, by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Business. The Higher China decline was one of many primary contributors to the business’s total international decline in exports, which fell by 16.1 p.c. [BoF]

🇮🇳 Indian jewelry market Eternz raises $1.15 million in funding. The Bengaluru-based firm based in 2023 by Arthi Ramalingam has secured the funding in a pre-seed funding spherical led by Kae Capital with participation from Gemba Capital, IIMA Ventures, TDV Companions and Enterprise Lab. Promoting merchandise from manufacturers together with Giva, Angara and Kisna, the e-tailer plans to make use of the funds to open a bodily retail expertise centre to enhance its digital platform. [Indian Startup News]

🇰🇷 South Korean regulators signal security accord with AliExpress and Temu. “Lately performed security inspections on merchandise comparable to these for kids bought on the AliExpress and Temu platforms detected a considerable amount of substances dangerous to the human physique, severely threatening shopper security,” mentioned the Korea Honest Commerce Fee, the native watchdog that can now verify whether or not dangerous merchandise have been blocked from sale by the China-founded e-tailers and pursue the creation of a Client Security Act to make the accord legally binding to the platforms. [Reuters]

🇧🇷 Retailers and companies hit by catastrophic floods in Brazil. The disaster paralysed the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, with four-fifths of the state’s 11 million folks affected. As of Could 7, 95 folks had died, 131 have been lacking and 159,000 had been displaced, whereas 1.5 million residents have been impacted. Elements of the state capital Porto Alegre, inhabitants 1.3 million, have been submerged, damaging retailers and different properties. [Reuters, Bloomberg]

🇮🇳 Earnings decline 3% in This fall at India’s Relaxo Footwears. The producer and retailer of shoe, sandal and slipper manufacturers together with Maryjane, Sparx and Flite has reported consolidated web revenue of 61.39 crore rupees ($7.3 million) within the quarter ended March. [Economic Times]

🇨🇱 Chilean mall operator Mallplaza posts 14.2% revenue progress in Q1. The corporate which has 26 properties throughout Chile, Peru and Colombia opened 196 new shops for manufacturers like H&M, Decathlon, Victoria’s Secret and Miniso throughout the interval. [FashionNetwork]

🇨🇳 Gucci faucets Chinese language actor Track Weilong as model ambassador. The Italian luxurious model has struck a take care of the award-winning younger actor well-known for roles in Chinese language dramas comparable to Love the Means You Are, that includes him in its new 520 Valentine’s Day marketing campaign. [Hypebeast]

🇰🇷 South Korean boyband Stray Children makes a breakthrough on the Met Gala. Sporting Tommy Hilfiger, the eight males within the group — Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. — grew to become the primary Okay-pop band to have all their members stroll the pink carpet collectively on the occasion. [Vogue UK]

🇨🇳 Chow Sang Sang appoints Chinese language actor Wang Anyu as model ambassador. The Hong Kong-based jewelry retail big has partnered with the star of movies like “The Final Immortal” to endorse a number of of its collections. [Jing Daily]

🇰🇷 Burberry names South Korean actor Son Suk-ku as model ambassador. The British luxurious model has partnered with the award-winning actor identified for his roles in “Sense8″ and “The Roundup” amongst others. [Hypebeast]

🇨🇳 Coach names Chinese language actor Zeng Shunxi as spokesperson. The American model has tapped the star of TV collection like “My Journey to You” and “Meet Your self” to endorse its merchandise for the Higher China area. [Jing Daily]

🇭🇹 Stella Jean designs uniforms for the Haitian Olympic workforce. The Rome-based Italian-Haitian designer has created the outfits for the Caribbean nation’s 15 athletes throughout the opening ceremony in Paris on July 26. [MSN]


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