Tuesday Bassen

Independent Artist Claims Zara Is Ripping Off Designs From Her Online Store

We’ve seen it before, many times, and we’ll no doubt see it in the future: another independent artist is pointing the finger at a major retailer this week for allegedly ripping off designs from her online store to make its own products. [More]

Mike Mozart

Forget The Internet — H&M Wants To Double Its Number Of Retail Stores

With traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers continuing to lose ground to online sales, and longtime mall mainstays like Sears and JCPenney either closing locations or selling off floor space, the trend is definitely toward smaller retail footprints and focusing on the web. But the CEO of one of the world’s largest clothing retailers plans to buck that trend in a big way. [More]

Dmitry Valberg

Zara’s Parent Company Drops Angora Wool, Citing Animal Cruelty In China

Have you noticed a dearth of angora wool on the shelves at Zara stores recently? That’s because the brand’s parent company Inditex pulled the garments in response to footage of animal cruelty in China, where much of the industry’s angora comes from. [More]