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Russia-Ukraine conflict: From Apple to Amex, the exodus of Western brands from Moscow
World

Russia-Ukraine conflict: From Apple to Amex, the exodus of Western brands from Moscow

Russia's currency, the ruble, has crashed to a record low against the US dollar, pushing authorities to scramble to avoid a financial meltdown

In 'Wanderlust' tie up with H&M, Sabyasachi Mukherjee fails to live up to his own sermons on business trickle down
Lifestyle

In 'Wanderlust' tie up with H&M, Sabyasachi Mukherjee fails to live up to his own sermons on business trickle down

The way Sabyasachi X H&M has excluded artisans, picked up motifs from traditional crafts with no credits or compensation and called it ‘inspiration, not replication’ has lead to many questions

Sabyasachi's new collection target of social media ire, netizens slam designer for prohibitive price tag
India

Sabyasachi's new collection target of social media ire, netizens slam designer for prohibitive price tag

Internet users have called out Sabyasachi for his inflated costs, saying that the new line of sarees look 'dated' and 'dull'

Fashion brands under attack in China after distancing themselves over alleged forced labour in Xinjiang region
World

Fashion brands under attack in China after distancing themselves over alleged forced labour in Xinjiang region

Celebrities have cut their ties with H&M and Nike, and state media has called for a boycott of the Swedish clothing chain.

H&M, Nike face boycott in China for showing 'concern' over human rights abuses against Uyghurs
World

H&M, Nike face boycott in China for showing 'concern' over human rights abuses against Uyghurs

Chinese TV stars Wang Yibo and Tan Songyun said they would end all promotional partnerships with Nike after a year-old company statement was regurgitated online noting it was "very concerned" by the allegations of forced labour in Xinjiang

Coronavirus Outbreak: Zara owner Inditex books first quarterly loss of $465 mn amid global lockdowns
Entertainment

Coronavirus Outbreak: Zara owner Inditex books first quarterly loss of $465 mn amid global lockdowns

Zara's online sales, however, had surged in the meantime, rising 95 percent in April

Garment exporter Bangladesh, second-largest after China, faces $6 bn hit as world retailers cancel orders
Business

Garment exporter Bangladesh, second-largest after China, faces $6 bn hit as world retailers cancel orders

Low wages have helped Bangladesh build its garment industry, with some 4,000 factories employing 4 million workers.

Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee announces collaboration with fashion retailer H&M; collection to release on 16 April
Entertainment

Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee announces collaboration with fashion retailer H&M; collection to release on 16 April

Sabyasachi Mukherjee will collaborate with international clothing brand H&M for the first time for its range Wanderlust.

H&M's latest slogan 'I Love GBV' sparks protests over acronym's association with gender based violence
World

H&M's latest slogan 'I Love GBV' sparks protests over acronym's association with gender based violence

H&M has said that the acronym GBV in the tagline was an abbreviation of the Italian designer Giambattista Valli and and any other associations were unintentional.

Security forces on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway monitor movement of government vehicles after inputs about possible terror attack
India

Security forces on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway monitor movement of government vehicles after inputs about possible terror attack

Security forces are keeping a strict vigil on the movement of government vehicles at Jammu-Srinagar National Highway after receiving a recent alert by intelligence agencies.

Low-price fashion chain Forever 21 files for bankruptcy; to close up to 178 international stores
Business

Low-price fashion chain Forever 21 files for bankruptcy; to close up to 178 international stores

Forever 21 joins Barneys New York and Diesel USA in a growing list of retailers seeking bankruptcy protection as they battle online competitors

Making a case for slow fashion: Consumers, brands must re-think choices to prevent irreversible climate change
Life

Making a case for slow fashion: Consumers, brands must re-think choices to prevent irreversible climate change

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, given the pressure to facilitate consumer hunger. If real change is to happen, more people must begin to take a proactive approach and act in reflection of their moral values.

FDI in single brand retail: IKEA India, H&M welcome govt's move to ease global sourcing norms
Business

FDI in single brand retail: IKEA India, H&M welcome govt's move to ease global sourcing norms

Leading single-brand retailers hailed the government's move to ease local sourcing norms and allow online sales, saying it is an encouraging step to attract investments in the sector

Instagram launches 'Checkout' in the US, a feature that lets you shop within the app
News & Analysis

Instagram launches 'Checkout' in the US, a feature that lets you shop within the app

Checkout tags will appear on feed posts, Stories, and Explore content from a handful of brands.

Kulgam encounter: Civilian killed, 10 injured in clashes after security forces kill top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Gulzar Paddar
India

Kulgam encounter: Civilian killed, 10 injured in clashes after security forces kill top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Gulzar Paddar

A civilian was killed and 10 others were injured Saturday in clashes between protestors and security forces following an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, in which five militants including top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Gulzar Paddar were killed

Security forces gun down two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara, recover stolen INSAS rifle
India

Security forces gun down two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara, recover stolen INSAS rifle

Besides an AK-47, an INSAS rifle, which was snatched from a policeman in Kandhar area of Kupwara on Tuesday, was recovered from the slain terrorists.

Maharashtra plastic ban: Amazon, H&M and other multinationals press state govt to soften restrictions
Business

Maharashtra plastic ban: Amazon, H&M and other multinationals press state govt to soften restrictions

The ban on plastic by Maharashtra could sharply raise costs for companies that rely heavily on plastic for packaging

Days ahead of Amarnath Yatra, intelligence agencies raise terror level to critical; first analysis since BJP-PDP split
India

Days ahead of Amarnath Yatra, intelligence agencies raise terror level to critical; first analysis since BJP-PDP split

Intelligence analysis reviewed by Firstpost suggests the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) have considerably stepped up activities in south Kasmir, especially in Shopian, Anantnag, Budgam, Kulgam and Pulawama and are using sleeper cells to mobilise potential attacks during the Amarnath Yatra, which starts from 28 June.

Zara to to introduce augmented reality displays from April in a bid to lure millennials to their stores
News & Analysis

Zara to to introduce augmented reality displays from April in a bid to lure millennials to their stores

Zara's latest technological push shows models wearing selected looks from its ranges when a mobile phone is held up to a sensor within the store.