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The early 21st century has been good to the apparel industry. Thanks to falling costs, streamlined operations, and rising consumer spending, clothing production doubled from 2000 to 2014, and the number of garments purchased per capita between 2000 and 2014 increased by about 60 percent. Fast fashion has been a particularly hot segment and a source of enviable growth for some clothing companies. By compressing production cycles and turning out up-to-the-minute designs, these businesses have enabled shoppers not only to expand their wardrobes but also to refresh them quickly. Across nearly every apparel category, consumers keep clothing items about half as long as they did 15 years ago. Some estimates suggest that consumers treat the lowest-priced garments as nearly disposable, discarding them after just seven or eight wears.
Mitigating the sustainability impact of the fast-fashion business will likely require action across the industry. Some apparel companies have formed coalitions to tackle environmental and social challenges together, which helps to accelerate change and to mitigate the risks of working on these challenges alone. For example, 22 apparel brands belong to a coalition called Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals to improve and expand the use of nontoxic, sustainable chemistry in the textile and footwear supply chain. The Better Cotton Initiative involves more than 50 retailers and brands and nearly 700 suppliers in setting standards for environmental, social, and economic responsibility in cotton production.
Global demand for clothing looks set to increase significantly over the coming decade, as millions of people in developing countries enter the middle class and spend more on apparel. While this presents a tremendous opportunity for fashion companies, it may be a risky one for companies that choose not to grapple with the social and environmental risks of low-cost, resource-hungry production processes. Those risks could become even more pressing over time: as the millennial generation gains purchasing power, their high expectations that businesses will operate in a sustainable manner could have a big influence on shopping trends. Production methods that are more sustainable may cost slightly more, but they can also spur innovation and protect businesses from supply-chain shocks and reputation risks, resulting in greater resilience and profitability.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is now recognized to be the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age with a prevalence of 6.6-6.8%. PCOS, a syndrome of unknown etiology, was initially regarded as a reproductive disorder. However, in the last 15 years the role of insulin resistance (IR) has been identified as a significant contributor to the pathogenesis of PCOS, and the metabolic and cardiovascular sequelae of the syndrome have been increasingly appreciated. The coexistence and interaction of reproductive and cardiometabolic abnormalities in the context of PCOS have created a need for a modified therapeutic management of affected women. Insulin sensitizers, particularly metformin, have been introduced as a pharmaceutical option targeting not only IR, but several other aspects of the syndrome, including reproductive abnormalities. The landscape of the multifaceted actions of metformin evolves to broaden the therapeutic implications of this old drug in a new fashion for patients with PCOS. Most recently, the spectrum of metformin's targets has been expanded, and molecular studies have explored the tissue-specific mechanisms of metformin in the liver, the muscle, the endothelium, and the ovary. The use of metformin in pregnant women with PCOS comprises another scarcely explored, but promising area of research. This review attempts to cover the spectrum of metformin's cellular actions in different tissues and to summarize the current literature regarding the potential medical value of this medication in PCOS. Even if many of these actions are individually modest, they seem to be collectively sufficient to confer therapeutic benefits not only in cardiometabolic aspects but also in reproductive aspects of PCOS.
Your task in this one is to become an influencer. You'll be relying on your fashion to carry you to stardom as you choose from over 1,400 design options and connect online to expand your network and grow your brand:
"Fashion Dreamer: Welcome to Fashion Dreamer, a fashion game where you glam it up and share your creations on your quest to become a stylish influencer. Choose from over 1,400 design options and connect online*2 to expand your friend circle and grow your brand. Got an eye for fashion? Then get styling when Fashion Dreamer debuts exclusively on Nintendo Switch this year."
Twelve up-and-coming fashion designers from across the nation will be put to the test to deliver cutting-edge looks. Expect to see everything from exaggerated puffers and sleek menswear to cut-out dresses and drag-inspired gowns.
Contestants will have a matter of hours to craft their looks before models will take to the runway for a fashion show under the watchful eye of a group of legendary guest judges. At the end of each episode, one designer will be named the winner of the challenge and one will be asked to leave the competition.
The designers will be competing for the chance to showcase their fashions to the world and win a prize of $200,000 from the subscription fashion service Rent the Runway. The winning designer will also be given the opportunity to launch their collection on RenttheRunway.com.
The first of the two major fashion seasons in 2023 where American designers put their latest collections on display is scheduled to kick off Feb. 10, with a few shows taking place before the official start date.
The February week of fashion brings returning designers including Sergio Hudson, Christian Siriano, Proenza Schouler and Brandon Maxwell as well as New York Fashion Week first-timers Kate Barton, Heron Preston and Zimo, all showcasing their Fall/Winter 2023 collections.
NYFW officially runs from Feb. 10 until Feb. 15 on the Council of Fashion Designers of America calendar. There are some pre-calendar events, including shows from Christian Siriano and Victor de Souza. Siriano also kicked off September's fashion week in 2022 with an off-calendar Spring/Summer 2023 show ahead of the festivities.
Rodarte is the first of 74 labels on the CFDA calendar to present a runway show of its new collections for the February week of fashion. CFDA's 2022 accessory designer of the year, Luar, will close the week with a show on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.
You can view the Council of Fashion Designer's Fashion Calendar here and New York Fashion Week's complete schedule here. NYFW is one of the four major fashion weeks globally, followed by Milan, London and Paris.
Historically, New York Fashion Week has served as a way to showcase designers' creations with presentations and runway shows for fashion journalists and store buyers. From 1993 to 2009, the shows happened under white tents at Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan, relocating farther uptown in 2010 to Lincoln Center before finding its current home downtown at Spring Studios in 2015.
While the guest list of fashion week is usually kept under lock and key, celebrity watchers can expect stars with the most buzz to attend shows. But certainly, one can expect Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour to attend some of the shows in the front row.
Legislation is coming for fashion this year, ending a long history of self-reporting and -regulation for the industry, particularly around its climate impact. Some of the legislation is set to impact brands in as early as the spring, and brands in different regions will be affected differently. In short, brands are set to increase their focus on emission reduction, garment worker rights, supply chain responsibility and product circularity.
Among the most buzzy of the legislative pieces has been the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act, or Fashion Act. The state bill would make New York the first state in the country to hold fashion brands accountable for their environmental and social impacts. The bill would affect fashion companies with operations in the state generating more than $100 million in annual revenue. That would include brands from Shein and Mango to LVMH.
For the U.S., upcoming legislation could also include the Fabric Act, which would be the first federal bill affecting the fashion industry. While the bill has not yet been assigned to a House committee to study, brands and retailers producing goods in the U.S. are preparing to see its impact. It will also affect manufacturers and suppliers. The aim is to establish a robust American apparel industry, now that more local brands are nearshoring. In the future, the Fabric Act is expected to bring in more production, thanks to the 30% tax credit initiative it provides brand manufacturers.
Looop opens to the public in one of our Drottninggatan stores in Stockholm on October 12. This is the first time this garment-to-garment recycling system is shown in store by a fashion retailer and H&M is proud to soon offer customers the opportunity to watch this container-sized machine recycle their old textiles into something new. This is part of a bigger plan - our ambition is to become fully circular and climate positive and we are working with many exciting projects to reach this goal. We must innovate materials and processes while inspiring customers to keep their garments in use for as long as possible.
Looop uses a technique that dissembles and assembles old garments into new ones. The garments are cleaned, shredded into fibres and spun into new yarn which is then knitted into new fashion finds. Some sustainably sourced virgin materials need to be added during the process, and we of course work to make this share as small as possible. The system uses no water and no chemicals, thus having a significantly lower environmental impact than when producing garments from scratch. 041b061a72