Can made-to-order fashion change how we shop?

A slate of startups are working to make custom clothing, fast.
Models walk the runway during the Marco De Vincenzo fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week.
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How synthetic fabrics became mainstream

Nov 29, 2019
A series of very successful marketing campaigns led to our closets being dominated by fabrics like polyester and Lycra.
A dress fitting circa 1930, when synthetic fabrics were new to the market.
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Crocs, yes Crocs, are cool again

Nov 29, 2019
If you didn't know, now you know.
As teenagers embrace "ugly" fashion, 2007's hottest shoe is trending.
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Sewing made easy: A fashion startup wants to simplify DIY

Sep 12, 2019
No sewing machine? No problem, says Zoey Washington of SewSquad.
Sewing supplies next to a garment made with a SewSquad kit.
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In lingerie, winds of change

Aug 23, 2019
Victoria's Secret recently hired its first openly transgender model.
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Why community is at the core of Bobby Kim and the Hundreds' success

Jun 25, 2019
Bobby Kim's new book "This is not a T-Shirt" explores how his streetwear brand the Hundreds got started and why he remains directly engaged with its community.
Bobby Kim, a.k.a. Bobby Hundreds, co-founder of "The Hundreds" streetwear company
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Urban Outfitters enters the clothing rental business

May 22, 2019
It's the latest company to join this fast-growing retail market, but why?
Urban Outfitters is the latest company to enter the fast-growing retail rental industry.
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Sustainability, while fashionable, is a challenge for the industry

May 15, 2019
The drive for environmental sustainability will need to pick up if it is to match the industry's rapid growth.
A craftwoman passes by pieces of leather on October 12, 2018 at the Louis Vuitton leather work factory in Juilley, western France. Fashion giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has signed a five-year biodiversity partnership with UNESCO, committing to an ambitious set of environmental goals.
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Rihanna and LVMH announce new luxury fashion house

May 10, 2019
The 31-year-old star has made history (again).
Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna anniversary event on October 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.
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Met Gala red carpet faces challenge from influencers

May 7, 2019
"Camp" was the theme this year. Some designers are rethinking their participation in the charitable event that's the highlight of the fashion calendar.
Lady Gaga attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating camp at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6 in New York City.
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