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Industry News – June 7th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, June 7th, 2016…

NIKE’S ULTRA-SUSTAINABLE DISTRIBUTION CENTER IS SO CLEAN IT USES SHEEP INSTEAD OF LAWN MOWERS – CO.EXIST
“At a typical distribution center somewhere next to a midwestern highway, an endless series of trucks lines up next to a massive, energy-sucking warehouse. At Nike’s new distribution center in Europe, things are different: Incoming shipments arrive by canal, and the entire operation runs on renewable energy.”

TOMS UNVEILS NEW KEITH HARING COLLABORATION – Footwear News
“Keith Haring’s famous works of art are coming to a Toms shoe near you. The brand unveiled it’s latest collaboration and this time it has partnered with the Keith Haring Foundation.”

RETAILER RALPH LAUREN TO CUT JOBS, SHUT SHOPS, LOWER REAL ESTATE – FashionMag
“Luxury fashion retailer Ralph Lauren Corp said it would cut jobs, close stores and reduce its real estate as part of a sweeping plan to lower costs and revive sales growth.”

APPLE MUSIC TAPS ALEXANDER WANG TO DEBUT ITS DESIGNER-CURATED PLAYLISTS – HYPEBEAST
“Apple Music is no stranger to fashion, having teamed up with Vogue earlier this year to produce the star-studded Met Gala. Today, the streaming service has announced the launch of a fashion curator program, with one designer each month curating a playlist in addition to creating editorial content and custom artwork.”

ALL THE WINNERS FROM THE 2016 CFDA AWARDS – Footwear News
“The 2016 CFDA Awards has just wrapped at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom — and a host of big names have taken home awards this year.”

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