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Industry News – August 22nd, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, August 22nd, 2016…

TARGET, OTHER RETAILERS ANSWER LOUISIANA’S CALL FOR HELP AFTER ‘GREAT FLOOD OF 2016’ – RetailingToday
“Target said Friday it will donate $400,000 to assist Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities affected. The donation includes $100,000 to both the Salvation Army and American Red Cross to aid shelter and relief efforts. Additionally, the retailer will donate $30,000 to aid recovery efforts for impacted local schools.”

BRAND NEW OUTDOOR CLOTHING COMPANY – DESIGNED BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN – Forbes
“There’s a new clothing company that launched just this month, focusing on performance outdoor wear for women who embrace mountain sports. Buttermilk Mountain Apparel, starting small, is focusing on just a few select products for mountain bikers this season. Its two tops are made of my favorite fabric for outdoor pursuits, merino wool, and will ably serve women hiking or even afterwards at the bar, as well as riders tearing down the single track.”

BOND NO. 9 SOHO – Multivu
“So of course New York-centric Bond No. 9 had no choice but to create a gender-free, fascinatingly distinctive, sillage-rich Soho scent.”

AMERICAN APPAREL IS BEING SUED BY FORMER WORKERS  – TheCut
“Earlier this week, the New York Post reported that the company, which has prided itself on Made in L.A. merchandise, could be moving operations out of California because of the state’s impending minimum-wage hike, and relocating somewhere in the South… And, to close out the week, WWD has a story today that the company is being sued for “wrongful termination, failure to pay overtime and retaliation for expressing concerns about working conditions and discrimination.”

ZARA SLAPPED WITH $5 MILLION-PLUS “DECEPTIVE PRICING” LAWSUIT – TheFashionLaw
“Zara has been hit with a massive lawsuit alleging that it is engaged in a widespread practice of deceiving American consumers through a classic bait and switch scheme in connection with its pricing.”

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