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

TOP STORIES
  • Could the pandemic make retail better? (BoF)
  • Fashion was broken even before the pandemic. A reboot could be just what it needs (Washington Post)
  • Consumers mobilise to hold brand to account (Vogue Business)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Do brands still care about sustainability amid the pandemic? (Retail Dive)
  • Natura & Co unveils sustainability targets for the next 10 years (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Levi Stauss & Co. unveils diversity plans (Fast Company)
  • Farfetch launches fashion footprint tool (WWD)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Retailers’ delicate opportunity to win e-commerce customer (Retail Dive)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue expedites its buying through technology (WWD)
  • What did retail’s long awaited reopening look like? (Draper’s)
  • Without tourists, luxury caters to England locals (Vogue Business)
  • Etsy unveils AR shopping tool for wall art (Retail Dive)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Why cross-category marketing works in China (Jing Daily)
  • Snapchat debuts AI-powered lenses, mini apps and real-time features (Mobile Marketer)
  • The rules of the media game in China (WWD)
  • Snapchat bets on augmented reality to win at social commerce (Vogue Business)
PRODUCT
  • Yoox collaborates with JW Anderson for gender-fluid collection (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Gucci launches Off The Grid sustainable collection (WWD)
  • Allbirds ventures in sustainable underwear market (TheIndustry.Fashion)
BUSINESS
  • Nordstrom’s recipe for tough times (WWD)
  • Michael Kors is the latest brand to depart from the fashion calendar (BoF)
  • Emma Watson joins kering board (Reuters)
  • Shopify advances after deal with Walmart expands reach (Bloomberg)
  • Chanel forecasts significant hit from COVID-19  (WWD)
CULTURE
  • Highsnobiety turns digital fashion week on its head (WWD)
  • Will European luxury collapse without Chinese tourists? (Jing Daily)
  • Brands eye China’s virtual models (Vogue Business)