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Industry News – February 22nd, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017…

TIFFANY & CO. ADDS THREE MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD IN AGREEMENT WITH JANA – Forbes
“Tiffany & Co. will increase its board of directors from 10 to 13 members in an agreement with JANA Partners LLC. The most familiar name within the jewelry trade is Francesco Trapani, the former CEO of the Italian jewelry house, Bulgari.”

STITCH FIX ADDS TO ITS PORTFOLIO BY LAUNCHING STITCH FIX PLUS – PRNewswire
” Stitch Fix, the world’s leading online personal styling service, announced today the launch of Stitch Fix Plus, an offering that will include the most comprehensive range of apparel and price points in online personal styling for plus size women.”

YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BUY BURBERRY’S INTRICATE, OVER-THE-TOP FINALE CAPES – TheCut
“The most spectacular pieces, though, were the hoods: a rhinestone style and a sparkling chain-mail creation were among the most deliciously over-the-top designs.”

HOW STEVE MADDEN IS HELPING ONE FAMILY-OWNED COMPANY GROW IN A MAJOR WAY – FootwearNews
“Schwartz & Benjamin is one of the finest companies in the shoe business; they’ve always made great shoes — it’s just that simple,” Madden said of the firm, which produces footwear for Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Alice + Olivia and Avec Les Filles.”

H&M PLANS PROPER PAY STRUCTURES, WORKER COMMITTEES IN GARMENT FACTORIES BY 2018 – TFL
“Swedish fashion retailer H&M said on Tuesday it planned to have elected committees and proper pay structures for workers in its main supply factories across the world by 2018 in a bid to curb labor exploitation.”

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