A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion, retail and tech industry news over the past week.

Top Stories
  • Chanel and Farfetch unveil ‘Boutique of Tomorrow’ (WWD)
  • ASOS trialing reusable mail bag for customers as it signs landmark plastic pledge (Retail Gazette)
  • Nike’s blockchain patent looks to the future of shoes (WWD)
  • The age of Instagram face (New Yorker)
Technology
  • Estée Lauder launches virtual try-on tool to support omnichannel business (Glossy)
  • This t-shirt uses your body heat to generate electricity (Fast Company)
  • Levi’s new retail store focuses on tech and customization (Adweek)
  • Google’s new depth feature makes its AR experiences more realistic (Engadget)
  • The 5G hype: what’s the signal in the noise? (BoF)
  • How robots are transforming Amazon warehouse jobs (Vox)
  • The future of fit technology is proactive (WWD)
  • The AI transparency paradox (Harvard Business Review)
  • Pandora begins testing interactive voice ad functionality (Adweek)
  • Will 2020 be the year of voice? (WARC)
Sustainability & Purpose
  • EU sets out plans for climate neutrality by 2050 (CNBC)
  • Earth Mother: how Stella McCartney became fashion’s conscience (Vogue)
  • Designers are repurposing leftover fabric into new collections (Fashionista)
  • Applied DNA to authenticate Wrangler supplier’s recycled polyester (Sourcing Journal)
  • VF Corp ramps up science-based sustainability (Fashion Network)
  • What the rise of ‘ecolabelling’ means for retailers (Vogue Business)
  • Slow beauty is the next big sustainable movement (Glamour UK)
  • Deadly factory fire ‘symptom’ of fashion’s safety failings (BoF)
  • Timberland pledges to plant 26,000 trees in Ghana (Retail Gazette)
  • PVH teams with Canopy to transform its packaging and viscose supply chains (WWD)
  • CFDA creates supply chain collective as new member courtesy (WWD)
Retail & Commerce
  • Samsung’s fresh approach to experiential retail (WWD)
  • H&M to deliver orders by bike in the Netherlands (Fashion United)
  • Chanel unveils ski lodge to entice New Yorkers (Campaign)
  • UK’s first gender fluid fashion store opens in London (The Industry)
Marketing & Social Media
  • Tiktok’s biggest hits of the year and its predictions for 2020 (NYT)
  • Gen Z has made ‘social currency’ a must-have for brands (Jing Daily)
  • Pinterest opens up its trove of consumer trends data (Vogue Business)
  • TikTok, Instagram and Youtube are ‘the future of ecommerce’ (Charged Retail)
  • Secret opens Instagram directory, shoppable videos bolstering women-run business (Mobile Marketer)
  • Murad launches skin-care campaign targeting men (Glossy)
Product
  • Nike debuts a groundbreaking new modesty swimsuit (Fast Company)
  • Fendi debuts scented Baguette bag (Fashion United)
  • Louis Vuitton collaborated with League of Legends on new collection (Business Insider)
  • Rihanna drops limited edition capsule collection with ASAI (i-D)
  • Unknwn x Thom Browne launch capsule collection (WWD)
  • Moncler launches a bio-based and carbon neutral down jacket (Fashion United)
Business
  • Lululemon chief operating officer Stuart Haselden departs (WWD)
  • The battle over New York Fashion Week continues (Fashion Law)
  • Topshop CEO Paul Price resigns (Retail Gazette)
  • Prada, L’Oreal sign beauty license (WWD)
  • Bonobos founder Andy Dunn to leave Walmart (Retail Dive)
  • Amazon accounted for more than 30% of all UK sales in 2019 (Charged Retail)
  • Why brands hire executives with no fashion experience (Vogue Business)
Culture
  • LeBron James partners with Calm to improve your mental fitness (Fast Company)
  • How the handbag became gender neutral (i-D)
  • Can Kim Kardashian convince men to buy shapewear? (British GQ)
  • A new class of potential influencers have their game faces on (WWD)
  • More than 60% of counterfeit fashion purchases were knowingly made by consumers (Fashion Law)

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