Pinterest Predicts Upcoming Trends for 2024 + Other Fashion News

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Pinterest reveals its 2024 trend predictions

Pinterest Predictions 2024
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Want a peek into the future? Pinterest Predicts 2024 has just been released and it’s got the scoop on emerging trends.

For starters, bows aren’t going anywhere, as they’ll continue to adorn outfits, shoes, hairstyles and jewellery, just the same as silver and chrome, which have steadily been making their way into the mainstream. Grandmacore will morph into “Eclectic Grandpa,” more people will use scraps and shreds to make zero-waste projects, and a retro jazz aesthetic will ascend out of pretty much nowhere. What’s more, a little birdie told us that badminton would be the activity du joureven for the pickleball-obsessed.

But Pinterest isn’t just taking a guess and hoping for the best, nor is their office filled with fortune tellers. Thanks to the 482 million people using Pinterest to plan their whole lives (you know, that new home reno project, an upcoming vacation, the dream wedding), Pinterest has unique insight into the future and can tell what’s about to take off before it does. So dive

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Vestiaire Collective bans H&M, Zara in fight against fashion waste

Ahead of Black Friday Vestiaire Collective’s founders had removed 30 fast fashion brands from its pre-loved platform, including Swedish fashion retailer H&M, fashion conglomerate Gap Inc, Spanish fashion brand Mango, Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo, and Inditex’s Zara.

Vestiaire Collective’s co-founders shared a letter on their website that explains the three-year plan to progressively remove fast fashion brands from the platform started on Black Friday in 2022 as this is the date “where consumption will skyrocket, especially of fast fashion.”

The founders continued: “Every year, the fashion industry produces 100 billion garments. As we consumer more and wear less, 92 million tons of textile waste is discarded on a yearly basis – most of it coming from fast fashion brands. This is enough to fill the Empire State Building every day, and has a major environmental and social impact.”

They also urged shoppers ahead of Black Friday to join Vestiaire’s ‘Think first, buy second’ movement and pledge to completely ban fast fashion in their own wardrobes or commit to stop buying fast fashion for the rest of the

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NYPD to crack down on ‘sloppy’ cops with ban on shorts, white turtlenecks, cargo pants

They’re real fashion police: Fed up with sloppy cops, the NYPD has moved to update its dress code, banning shorts on transit beats and white turtlenecks while on patrol.

The department’s updated style guide, set to take effect next month, also instructs patrol officers not to wear tactical cargo pants and reinforces longstanding guidance including a tire on shoelaces that are not black.

NEW YORK - JULY 11: An NYPD officer keeps watch inside Times Square subway station July 11, 2006 in New York City.  Police raised security on subways in the city following the bombings of trains in India that killed at least 147 people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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An NYPD officer keeps watch inside the Times Square subway station in this file photo. Fed up with sloppy cops, the city Police Department has moved to update its dress code, banning shorts on transit beats and white turtlenecks on patrol beats. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Inspector Paul Saraceno, who led a committee that has reviewed police attire since last summer, presented the crackdown as an effort to ensure a uniform, professional-looking force, rather than a product of any specific faux pas.

“I believe that in every profession, if you take it seriously and you act professionally, you dress professionally, you present yourself the same way, it revolves around everything you do,” Saraceno said.

“If you’re not squared away, if you’re sloppy, it speaks to who you are,” he added. “We expect professionalism

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WA lawmakers seek to make fashion friendlier to the environment

OLYMPIA — That new pair of jeans you’ve been eyeing won’t just cost your wallet but the planet too, and a group of high schoolers want to change that.

The Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council, composed of 22 high school students from across the state, is pushing a pair of bills that would promote transparency and hold the fashion industry accountable for its negative impacts on the environment.

House Bill 2068 and Senate Bill 5965 seek to create a balance between looking good and taking care of the planet. The bill — sponsored by Rep. Sharlett Mena, D-Tacoma, and Sen. Joe Nguyễn, D-White Center — would require corporations with a gross income of more than $100 million worldwide to publicly disclose where they source and manufacture their products and set targets to reduce emissions to meet environmental goals.

They are joining similar efforts in other states, like New York, where lawmakers introduced the “Fashion Act” three years ago, which has yet to pass.

“When you have states that are willing to lead and implement these policies at the state level, we start to create a chain reaction for other states to be able to follow suit and create national

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‘You’ve got to be data-driven’: the fashion forecasters use AI to predict the next trend | Artificial intelligence (AI)

It’s Paris fashion week and the streets of the city are filled with celebrities, designers, models and journalists. Among the crowds, eagle-eyed experts are taking careful notes. These are the fashion industry’s trend forecasters. Their job is to get a sense of the colours, cuts, fabrics and patterns in the designers’ new collections, in the hope of detecting emerging trends.

Their notes will quickly be added to curated “trend forecasts”, which will be sold to designers and high street retailers, who will use them to inspire new pieces and decide what to stock next season – think of the “blue sweater” speech in The Devil Wears Prada, where Meryl Streep’s character scathingly explains this process to her naive assistant Andy (played by Anne Hathaway). Traditionally, fashion forecasters have relied solely on these qualitative methods, observing runway shows, alongside street fashion and pop culture, to make predictions.

But as artificial intelligence technologies have become increasingly powerful in the last decade, forecasting agencies are now turning to quantitative results generated by machine learning for help. These AI tools can detect patterns

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UNESCO says demand for African fashion is skyrocketing

In Lagos, Nigeria, the runway is busier than ever.

According to a UNESCO report released during Lagos Fashion Week, Africa’s fashion industry is rapidly growing to meet local and international demand.

But it’s also lacking the adequate investment to achieve its full potential.

Currently valued at $15.5 billion worth of exports annually, the earnings from the continent’s fashion industry could triple over a decade with the right investment and infrastructure, according to the United Nations cultural body.

“It’s people now coming to realize that there is a lot of treasure in the Nigerian culture and particularly in the fashion industry,” says fashion designer Ejiro Amos-Tafiri.

Across the continent, fashion continues to grow on various fronts – including in movies and films – in the form of textiles, garments as well as accessories and fine crafts, all with a long history of prestige and symbolic of the African culture.

“We are very social people. We have such a joie de vivre nature and such a bold personality. So, with all of this, the fashion has to be right there to support and to be part of that growth,” says Amos-Tafiri .

The demand for African fashion brands is also spurred by

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The Future of Retail, Market on the Rise as Demand for Trendy, Affordable, and On-Demand Apparel Explodes

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The global fast fashion market is expected to reach US$ 183.8 billion by 2030, with an annual growth rate of more than 9.8%, according to RationalStat

Wilmington, Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to RationalStat‘s most recent report, the Global Fast Fashion Market value is estimated at US$ 95.5 billion in 2023 and is expected to rise at a strong CAGR over 9.8% over the forecast period of 2023-2030.

Market Definition, Market Scope, and Report Overview

Fast fashion refers to the rapid and low-cost creation of apparel in response to current fashion trends. This business strategy emphasizes efficiency and rapid inventory turnover in orders to bring new trends to market as rapidly as possible. Fast fashion firms are well-known for their ability to make affordable and contemporary apparel, frequently duplicating designs from high-end fashion houses and making them available to a wide client base.

Fast fashion brands are skilled at detecting and responding to developing fashion trends. They have cut the typical fashion cycle in half, allowing them to bring new ideas to market in weeks rather than months or seasons. This sensitivity to consumer tastes fuels worldwide demands.

According to a deep-dive market assessment by

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Local non-profit organization holds annual fashion show to raise awareness about ovarian cancer

SANTA MARY, Calif. – Hundreds of people attended a popular fashion show on Saturday that is held annually to help battle ovarian cancer.

The Teal Journey Ovarian Cancer Foundation once again hosted the Valentina Martins Memorial Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria.

Now in its sixth year, the event is specifically held to raise awareness about ovarian cancer, which an estimated one in 75 women will develop at some point in their lives.

This year’s show was dedicated to Jill Yakowekno, a longtime friend and supporter of The Teal Journey, who is currently undergoing treatment for a recurrence of ovarian cancer.

Yakowenko had previously served as a model in each of the previous five fashion shows, but was unable to take part in this one.

The fashion show featured a number of local women and girls, who took turns enthusiastically walking down the runway in the latest fashions that were provided by a pair of local businesses.

There was also a silent auction to help raise funds, as well as a keynote address presented by Dr. Erin Chamberlain, a physician with UCLA Health SLO.

Chamberlain talks about a number of recent advances that have been

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Week in review: Clothing overproduction, overconsumption and can tech fix it?

The pursuit of “material wealth” has a complex relationship with overconsumption, especially clothing. And we live in a society where consumers are highly influenced by societal pressure and advertising; where the idea of ​​having everything irrespective of need has led to a wasteful consumption culture.

I understand overconsumption through the vicious loop set up by the fast fashion industry. The rapid production of cheap clothing that is advertised as seasonal ranges and must-haves by brands encourages people to get their hands on everything. This idea of ​​staying “in-trend” leads to mindless consumption of clothing.

But consumers can’t be blamed alone since overproduction is as much a part of the problem.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting, with over 100 billion garments produced each year and 92 million tonnes ending up in landfills based on the data shared by earth.org.

The Fashion Transparency Index 2023 explains that mitigating fashion waste remains the elephant in the room with a 3% increase in fashion brands not disclosing their annual production volumes (88% in 2023 compared to 85% in 2022).

The crux, though, is that both overproduction and overconsumption

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Is fast fashion slowing down? How global trade is being used as a ‘force for good’

In the world of fast fashion, where trends are born as quickly as they are discarded, global trade regulations have struggled to keep pace with relentless cycles of production and consumption.

In attempting to meet the demands of this fast-paced sector, global trade has historically failed to address the troubling reality hiding behind the industry’s glamorous façade: a supply chain tainted by human rights abuses and forced labor.

But experts say that’s changing.

In 2022, the US Department of Homeland Security began enforcing the standards for manufacturing and trade under the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act to crack down on Asian goods that US officials suspect are the product of forced labor by imprisoned ethnic minorities. Those include the Uyghurswhose maltreatment has been extensively documented.

The United States has banned a large number of garment imports from Vietnam, a major exporter of textiles. Companies there were found to be sourcing materials, including cotton, from manufacturers in China that the US government believes violated trade and labor standards.

“We have a calling to use trade as a force for good, advocating for fairness creating real opportunity for all of our people,” said US Trade Representative Katherine Tai at a “

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