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Innovation Award of Kering x Plug and Play
"The Kering Sustainable Innovation Award is dedicated to accelerating sustainable innovation in the Luxury and fashion sectors in China. Inspired by Kering’s motto Crafting Tomorrow’s Luxury, Kering initiated this program – powered by its partner, Silicon Valley-originated VC Plug and Play – to identify promising change-making startups and technologies in Greater China.
in order to identify innovative solutions along the entire apparel value chain, from alternative raw materials to circular technologies to extend product life. From biodegradable glitter and fabrics made from algae to new ecological dyeing processes and breakthrough technologies for clothing recycling today Kering has given support to over 50 start-ups who have graduated from the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator."


1. Alternative raw materials: Solutions that could modernize or be replacements for leather, silk, other natural fibers, etc. Focus areas such as biotech solutions, bio-based plastics, new fibers, regenerative agriculture, etc.

2. Supply chain: Decreasing impacts in the supply chain through technologies that will reduce water, waste and chemical usage and improve production and energy efficiency. For example, low impact dyeing, new processes to customise or automate cut-make-trim, and solutions enabling supply chain traceability.

3. Retail & Use: Solutions that reduce the environmental impacts of retail processes. For example, efficient packaging, retail store energy management, etc. Also, new ways to increase the awareness of sustainable fashion among consumers and make this lifestyle more influential in the Chinese market. For example, omni-channel communication, social marketing, building brand transparency, etc. Also focusing on solutions to improve livelihoods for people working along the supply chain.

4. Circular economy: Transforming materials waste into new products and extending the lifecycle of existing products are powerful ways to reduce impact. For example, chemical recycling, mechanical recycling, repurposing and upcycling, re-commerce platforms, etc.


The jury is composed of individuals with extensive knowledge of the fashion, Luxury, entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation fields. This jury includes Jinqing Cai, President of Kering Greater China; Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design; Hung Huang, a writer and top media influencer; Ma Jun, Founding Director of the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs; Katrin Ley, Managing Director of Fashion for Good; Susan Rockefeller, a well-known figure in the world of art, philanthropy and sustainability; Wang Shi, an entrepreneur focused on green construction, forest conservation, biodiversity, and climate change; Jane Zhen Wang, President of Erdos Cashmere Group; Guoxin Yin, Chairman of Chenfeng Group.

Launched together with Plug and Play on December 7th, 2018 in Beijing with Peter Xu, Executive Director and CEO of Plug and Play China. Other participants such as Carol Chyau, CEO of Shokay or Shaway Yeh, Founder of YehYehYeh.

Fashionmeetsorganic  award  Innovation  Sustainability  sustainablefashion  Fundraising  Recycling  upcycling  material  SupplyChain  Retail  circulareconomy  consumption  USA  China  Venture_Capital 
december 2018 by eocas
Naked – The World's First Home Body Scanner
"Naked Labs uses 3D body scanning to show people how their bodies are changing over time in an objective and holistic way.
Building a body model platform.
Imagine clothes tailored to the 10th of an inch, dynamic fitness and health care plans, airplane seats that feel molded to your curves — all enabled by your precise digital body model. This is an entirely new kind of data, and we’re excited to help people harness it."

Fashionmeetsorganic  Customization  bigdata  Automation  Retail  Platform 
august 2018 by eocas
Swatch On - Fashion Fabrics for Designers
SWATCHON.COM was launched under the motive to provide a variety of unique, high-quality wholesale fabrics at a reasonable price.

Fashionmeetsorganic  Fabrics  Online_Shop  Retail  wholesale 
july 2018 by eocas
Ziel is a retail-as-a-service platform for health & wellness communities to create & sell on-demand, custom performance wear. NYC-based.

Fashionmeetsorganic  Fashion  Manufacturing  Performance  outdoor  Flexibility  USA  Platform  Retail 
july 2018 by eocas
Pundi X
"Pundi X is a complete end-to-end solution for contactless and mobile retail point-of-sale (POS) including a full-stack reference implementation of all the components. It includes a mobile application, a contactless smart card and point-of-sale (POS) terminals that are already in deployment. All of these components will be made widely available through open source and open specifications.

Pundi X aims to bring in the next billion crypto users as it allows users to buy cryptocurrency anywhere and anytime. This will make PundiX the world’s largest decentralized, offline cryptocurrency sales network. It is ‘decentralized’ because the ecosystem and transaction records live on the blockchain. It is ‘offline’ because our entry point is via Point-of-Sale (POS) devices installed in physical outlets.

Pundi X allows for three customer use cases. It enables users to: 1) Buy or Sell cryptocurrencies through a Point-of-Sale (PoS) device 2) Buy anything using cryptocurrency through the Pundi X POS device (retail pointof-sale) 3) Pay peer-to-peer using mobile (like PayPal)."

Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  e-commerce  blockchain  POS  Retail  Mobile  Payment  opensource  decentralization  Finance  indonesia 
may 2018 by eocas
Web-based farmers market software which aims to eliminate paperwork, streamline management tasks, and includes unique features to grow and sustaining farmer markets. Features:

Online vendor registration & management
Visual stall assignments
License administration
Invoicing & sales and payment tracking
Integrated email & PayPal™
Website tools & widgets

Based in Portland / Oregon, also operating in Canada.

Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Farmer_Community  farmers_livelihod  Marketing  market  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  SaaS  Software  Retail  POS  Management  e-commerce  Productivity  CRM  Business 
may 2018 by eocas
Since 2003 Montreal / Canada-based global online retailer of high end fashion, streetwear, and independent designers. Such as brands including Givenchy, Rick Owens, Alexander Wang, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Off-White.

They advocate for a new point of view on luxury, where the intersection of creativity, content, and commerce is challenged and celebrated.

201804 they took over Polyvore who then immediately closed.

Fashionmeetsorganic  Platform  Canada  luxury  e-commerce  Online_Shop  Retail  Fashion  streetstyle  indiedesign  Multi-brand  blog  Magazine  Content_Curation  Creative  Lifestyle  Pret-a-Porter 
april 2018 by eocas
HIGHER STUDIO | London fashion rental
"We are a progressive, sustainable fashion concept based in East London. Offering a curated library of new and archive stock, we provide a rotating wardrobe free from a consumer hangover. We believe that needing to buy in order to wear, forces consumers as well as creatives to compromise experimentation and quality for commerce. When free from the commitment, burden and cost of ownership, people can wear and be what they want.

higher.studio’s mission is to offer uncompromising innovative design and to allow creators to profit from greater emotional and physical durability. Crucially, we believe in a new system driven by the longevity of resources rather than quantity sold. We work with brands and partners to implement this change.

Fashionmeetsorganic  vintage  London  UK  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  sustainablefashion  Retail  Platform  Creative  Service_Provider  Consultancy  circulareconomy 
march 2018 by eocas
SB China Venture Capital (SBCVC) 软银中国资本
Venture capital and private equity firm which operates since 2000. Investment focuses on high-tech, high growth companies in TMT, clean technology, healthcare, consumer/retail, and advanced manufacturing sectors; including early-stages.

Headquartered in Singapore with operation headquarter in Shanghai and regional branches in Beijing, Tianjin, Suzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shenzhen, and Taiwan.

Had invested in Beijing-based women clothing rental platform YCloset.

Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Investor_Relations  Venture_Capital  Tech  Singapore  Clean-Tech  health  Retail  Manufacturing  Startups  Shanghai  Beijing  shenzhen  Rent-Runway-Dress 
march 2018 by eocas
"100% vegan company. Everything you see on our platform has been carefully selected according to our values. We are making every effort to respect all sentient beings. And we are committed to run Faloa with a minimal impact on the environment.

We want to drive positive change. Through combining luxury and compassion, we bring fashion to the next level. Purpose plays a key role in all of our brands. That is how we will create a genuinely sustainable future. Together, we are going to shape the post-animal economy. And this happens all whilst wearing the most beautiful and appealing fashion brands in the world."

By the Swiss Mirjam Walser and Franziska Walser.

Fashionmeetsorganic  Vegan  Switzerland  Fashion  Retail  Online_Shop  Eco  sustainablefashion 
february 2018 by eocas
Inspectorio | Digitizing the inspection industry
"Cloud based platforms for quality inspections.
designed to help retailers, vendors and manufacturers commercialize quality products — with unparalleled efficiency, visibility and access to data across their supply chain.
Inspectorio was born from the frustration of three serial entrepreneurs who had to deal with the slow, manual process of quality inspections – while receiving little to no visibility."

HK-based company, main investor is the US-based retailer Target.

Agrachina  Transparency  Cloud_Service_Providers  Retail  SupplyChain  Quality_Control  Productivity  Textile  Sustainability  Fashionmeetsorganic 
february 2018 by eocas
UNFI | Organic, Natural & Specialty Food Distributor
Main-providing distributor for Whole Foods. About from Wiki:
"United Natural Foods, Incorporated, also known as UNFI, is a distributor of natural and organic foods, specialty foods, and related products in the United States and Canada. The company distributes to grocery and natural food stores and is the primary distributor to Whole Foods Market. UNFI offers dry, refrigerated and frozen groceries, personal care products, supplements, fresh produce, perishables, and non-food items such as household cleaning products."

Infos about 2017-2025 contract with Whole Foods:

Agrachina  distributor  USA  food  Trade  foodsystems  natural  Organic  Retail 
september 2017 by eocas
b-synced – New German GDSN data pool
"Full-service provider for services related to PIM, MDM (mobile device managment) and GDSN (Global Data Synchronisation Data > barcodes, etc. see more at www.gs1.org). We are your provider of the new German GDSN data pool b-synced, which makes your data synchronization simple, inexpensive and good. Our integration platform b-integrated offers you mapping service and PIM implementation services of our partner companies. Also offers services for data acquisition, data enrichment and business partner on-boarding.

BC Services GmbH is part of the Bayard Consulting Group. The Bayard Consulting Group offers its customers from trade, industry and healthcare a comprehensive range of solutions from consulting to services and software development in the context of their digitization strategy with a special focus on PIM, MDM and GDSN."

Press release for their venturing into the organic market:

Agrachina  Trade  Standardization  datasource  Data_Warehouse  Mobile  Startupinthecloud  Service_Provider  Germany  Retail  Declaration  Transparency 
september 2017 by eocas
On- and offline design market with own and third-party clothing and home utensils.

Excerpts from WGSN:
"The product descriptions that caught our attention. The interesting part of the business is how they’re foregrounding the provenance of each product down to exactly where each item is produced.
name of the factory and the location. What fabrics used.
Transparency policy."

Belongs to H&M group.

Sweden  Fashionmeetsorganic  Transparency  e-commerce  Platform  shop  Retail  Clothing  Home 
august 2017 by eocas
Okayama Denim - Premium Japanese Selvedge
"All the brands available at our store originate from the textile town of Kojima in the prefecture of Okayama. Okayama has a rich history of producing textiles, and Kojima is credited as the birthplace of Made in Japan jeans. Japanese denim has won the hearts of denim enthusiasts from around the world, most notably for its supreme quality, durability, and attention to detail. Based in Tokyo."

denim  Japan  textile  online_shop  retail  platform  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Designer  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2016 by eocas
MADE-BY / MODE Tracker
"MADE-BY launched in 2004 in direct response to growing consumer concern in Europe over social and environmental issues in the fashion industry. Multi-stakeholder non-profit organisation with offices in Amsterdam, London and Dusseldorf.

Its mission is to make sustainable fashion common practice. To achieve this, it works with fashion brands to develop and implement sustainable strategies that improve the environmental and social conditions across their operations and entire supply chains in a commercially sensitive way.

MADE-BY has developed a range of tools and processes that enable brands to measure and monitor their sustainability progress. They include the Textile Wet Processing Benchmark, the Environmental Benchmark of Fibres, Benchmark for Social Standards. In addition, the company has re-developed its transparency solutions supporting brands with supply chain mapping, risk assessment and traceability."

Since 2016 MODE Tracker:
"Sustainability scores for fashion brands and retailers which are truly transparent and independently verified. There are eight areas that are assessed: people, product, manufacturing, packaging and transport, own operations, use and durability, product waste and transparency. Companies must choose product and people plus one other. Each cube is broken down into three ascending levels:

1) build foundation and set ambition;
2) make steady progress and
3) adopt best industry practice.

MODE Tracker is complementary to other sustainability indices like Global Reporting Initiative and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index. What differentiates it is the use of third-party evidence based verification, its breadth and depth, its simple visuals and short summaries, its inclusion of consumers among its target audiences and its holistic approach.

sustainability  Netherlands  Germany  UK  transparency  retail  Supply  Chain  Business_Planning  ecological  environment  label  Standardization  Fashion  Politics  agency  import_fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fashionmeetsorganic 
august 2016 by eocas
True Fit
Intro from www.cbinsights.com/company/true-fit:

"True Fit is a big data company managing a growing database of the world's top apparel, footwear and consumer fit data to help consumers, brands and retailers unlock the online footwear and apparel market. By deploying a concert of proven algorithms, True Fit translates how shoes and clothing fit shoppers viewing them on screen. Removing the "will it fit?" barrier restores consumer confidence, allowing leading retailers and brands to grow their digital business."

By 2016 received around US$ 50 million investment funding.

Customization  Made-to-Order  retail  marketing  shoes  Apparel  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic  usa 
august 2016 by eocas
Acustom Apparel
US menswear brand that had developed a bespoke digital pattern-making technology based on 3D scanning.

technology  Customization  Made-to-Order  retail  marketing  menswear  Apparel  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic  usa 
august 2016 by eocas
Stockholm / Sweden-based virtual fit solution for fashion retailers. Early adaptors were ASOS, Acne Studios and Stayhard. Now also being used by Zalando.

Made-to-Order  Customization  online_shop  retail  marketing  technology  sweden  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
august 2016 by eocas
Chouchou Chic
"Brand created in Shanghai by a French designer in cooperation with a Shanghai designer. It combines French spirits with oriental preferences, integrating creativity into classical formality. Chouchou Chic inaugurated in 2008 in Shanghai as a children fashion boutique and gained its popularity among moms."

children  brand  designer  Shanghai  China  shop  retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2016 by eocas
Going Organic: Investing in China’s Growing Health Foods Market
"Given the recent food scandals and the resulting wide-scale distrust towards domestic food products, many middle class Chinese consumers have shown to be willing to shell out extra cash for health foods and foreign imports in order to quell anxieties about domestic food safety. This has created new investment opportunities for foreign investors in food business in China, especially those involved with organic and health food products.
For some, China’s harsh new food safety law, which will officially take effect October 1, 2015, couldn’t be implemented too soon.
By 2018, China is expected to become the top importer of foreign food products, with the total value of food imports set to reach RMB 480 billion (US$77 billion). Edible vegetable oils, cereal and milk products account for roughly half of all food imports.
The organic food market in China has tripled since 2007 to currently account for 1.01 percent of total food consumption, which is still lower than the 5 to 8 percent of the market in areas like Europe and the U.S. Current rough estimates for the market value of organic imports are around US$20 million, with consumers typically middle and upper class Chinese with children. In a consumer study carried out on 204 Chinese organic consumers in Beijing and Shanghai, 71 percent were ready to pay a premium of 20 to 50 percent for organic products. The top five reasons for buying organic were all related to food quality assurance."

Polluted food strong driver for consumers.

China  retail  Organic  Report  Market_Report  Organic_Food_Trade  Organic_food  investor_relations  Health  LOHAS  pollution  Food_Trade  food_safety  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
may 2016 by eocas
Membership outlet online platform for designer labels, at up to 70% off retail.

Owned by the Canadian HBC (Hudson's Bay Company) who also owns luxury retailer SAKS. HBC used to be world-market leader for furs.

Canada  Marketing  shop  online_shop  E-Commerce  luxury  retail  fur  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2016 by eocas
About: "I:CO stands for "I collect" and is part of the SOEX GROUP. I:CO provides the infrastructure to ensure that the valuable raw materials from used textiles enter a closed loop production cycle and remain there. From collection to recycling, consumer goods are recycled and put to a new use. Collection points all over the world." Inaugural retail partners in San Francisco were: H&M, Puma, The North Face, American Eagle, Levis, Forever21, skunkfunk. In 2014 won 'Cradle to Cradle Systems Innovator Award'. HQ in Ahrensburg/Germany, offices in UK, USA, Japan. Mechano: “Customers deposit used textiles with retail partners, in exchange they receive a purchase voucher for that store. I:CO arranges their environmentally-friendly removal, sorting and reuse." No own presence in China (2016) but cooperates with Dani Nitin's Green Initiatives in Shanghai. HAG
Germany  Recycling  sustainability  retail  Logistics  Leather  Textile  China  import_agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  supplychain 
march 2016 by eocas
About: "London-based company with social purpose delivering business benefits to retailers and brands by creating more sustainable cotton supply chains. [...] We work with brands and retailers to be commercially successful as well as environmentally and socially responsible in their business practices, by transforming at scale the way they source cotton. We work towards improving the livelihoods of cotton farmers and their families by helping to reduce their production costs, and to build capacity on cultivation practises devoid of child, forced or slave labour. We also work towards enhancing the environment focusing on water, biodiversity, pesticides and fertilisers, by reducing water usage and the impact of pesticides and fertilisers, encouraging species biodiversity, especially insects that are natural predators of cotton pests." Works with: BCI, OCS, Cotton made in Africa, FairTrade. Founded by C&A, Shell Foundation and TextileExchange. Also office in India and China.
UK  london  China  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  retail  organic  cotton  Fair_Trade  Ethical_fashion  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2016 by eocas
About: "Souq.com is the largest E-commerce platform in the Arab world, featuring more than 400,000 products across categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, household goods, watches or perfumes. Souq.com operates both as a retail site and as a marketplace for third party sellers. It offers a convenient and safe online shopping experience with online payments, option to pay cash on delivery and free returns." Based in Dubai. HAG
fashion  Apparel  platform  E-Commerce  online_shop  Middle_East  Africa  retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2016 by eocas
Review by http://blog.capterra.com: "uniCenta is currently the biggest name in open-source POS software. It boasts a system that could rival any paid small business POS. It has inventory management, reporting, CRM, and even employee management features (many paid products don’t even come with all of those.) uniCenta is also formatted for any type of hardware – even mobile." HAG
POS  PHP  Retail  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
january 2016 by eocas
Nineteenth Amendment
NYC/US-based indie designer manufacturing- and retail platform. About: "For designers, we provide a platform for high quality, small batch manufacturing and direct sales to an audience eager to obtain cutting edge fashion before it goes mainstream. For consumers, we curate and showcase new designer talent, and provide pre-sale access to fashion that empowers their ability to express their individual style." HAG
platform  fashion  retail  Manufacturing  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Designer  Fashionmeetsorganic  usa 
january 2016 by eocas
NYC/US-based Fashion Meets Big Data company. Excerpts: "data-driven, actionable insights from over 1,000 retailers, 53,000 brands and 100M SKUs worldwide. [...] MARKET OUTLOOK, COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPING, TREND DISCOVERY, PRODUCT ATTRIBUTE ANALYSIS ADVANCED REPORTING
technology  fashion  retail  Marketing  Trends  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Startupinthecloud  Fashionmeetsorganic 
january 2016 by eocas
New York Fashion Tech Lab
About: "The NY Fashion Tech Lab is an accelerator which was co-founded by the Partnership Fund for New York City, Springboard Enterprises and major fashion retailers focused on targeting early and growth-stage women-led companies that have developed innovations at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology." Have 12-week-workshop program for females about the realms of fashion tech companies, such as data optimization, proofs-of-concept, technology architecture and scalability, privacy, security, and broader industry trends. HAG
Fashion  Incubator  retail  technology  Gender  Education  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic  usa 
january 2016 by eocas
Retail Design Blog
With categories: Store design, branding, visual merchandising, hotels & restaurants, exhibition design, office & healthcare, furniture, lighting, materials, eco. Also fashion & design with the sub-categories: TRANSPORT, ACCESSORIES, SHOES, BAGS, GADGET, MUSIC, CLOTHING, EYEWEAR. Covered for example 'ANCHORET' fashion & lifestyle store in Beijing: www.retaildesignblog.net/2015/12/09/anchoret-store-by-speys-beijing-china HAG
design  blog  Inspiration  retail  visual  merchandising  branding  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
january 2016 by eocas
About: "OpenLabel are a group of developers, advisors, and investors dedicated to the mission of building a free, social space around millions of individual products. Now the public can create their own "labels", and attach them directly onto products, where consumers can rate and help spread this information." San Francisco-based startup with [by Oct 2015] 14'000 brands / 20'000'000 products in their database. Unlike EcoScan's curated approach is OpenLabel (yet) fully relying on user-generated content. HAG
retail  sustainability  Transparency  Declaration  Directory_Database  ecoScan  Green-New-Wave  Consumer_Behavior  import_agrachina  Agrachina  usa  supplychain 
october 2015 by eocas
Retail in China’s Second and Third-Tier Cities - Nanchang
Considering purchasing power, location, lifestyle, sophistication and legal aspects. HAG
Market_Report  Marketing  China  Jiangxi  retail  Business_Advisory_relevant  Legal  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
june 2015 by eocas
The Fashion Door - TFD 一尚門 (广州一尚门服装有限公司)
The Fashion Door is a reseller simlilar to UCCA or Dongliang with main location in first-tier city Guangzhou. www.weibo.com/thefashiondoor (nickname 一尚门TFD) HAG
Pret-a-Porter  shop  reseller  retail  Multi-brand  china  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2015 by eocas
Consumers increasingly turning to organic produce
The UK-based Organic Trade Board has published this report of the UK organic retail market. Some excerpts: - 9.3 million shoppers choosing to buy organic each month - consumers spent £6 million per month on organic produce - 50 per cent would consider buying more organic food if it were available - 33 per cent of people had only entered the market within the last two years - organic food and drink sales increased by 4 per cent in 2014, increasing the market value to over £1.86 billion in the UK [figure by Soil Association] - The UK is the world’s fourth largest organic market and the third biggest in Europe HAG
Organic_Food_Trade  Organic_food  Organic_Market  retail  Market_Report  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2015 by eocas
Indian-based provider of open source business application modules for Odoo / OpenERP. Especially for a vertical integration of the ERP for production and retail operations. HAG
Solution  Provider  Odoo  Production  Planning  Retail  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
january 2015 by eocas
McCain, Leclerc team up on veg soup from food waste
Excerpt: "According to the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation's 2014 estimates, the annual cost of wasted food hit highs of US$750bn. Taking the US alone, 40% of all food produced, is not eaten. But McCain Foods is putting measures in place to change that." [...] "The coalition will collect left over veg from supermarkets - commonly the veg that is perfectly fine to eat but because of slight imperfections is "not valuable to stores", these will then be processed into soup by McCain, and sold through Leclerc stores. The project will recruit long-term unemployed people trained and coached by Randstad." HAG
food  waste  retail  Food_Processing  Statistics  food_security  Food_Trade  HR  CSR_Corporate-Social-Responsibility  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
november 2014 by eocas
Dairy sector facing the 'biggest opportunity ever'
Article with voices from Italian-Swiss milk machine manufacturer (Tetra) De Laval an Nestle's Robert Erhard. Excerpt: "International players eying a slice of that market said they are facing three key issues in their quest to guarantee quality supplies: shortages of raw materials, particularly feed for cattle; long supply chains between farms and retail shelves; and growing concerns over food safety."
Dairy_Farming  Market_Report  food_security  food_safety  retail  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
november 2014 by eocas
Why fashion still puts faith in stores
About the big luxury brands run for flagship stores and why it makes sense for smaller & distinguished brands to be present at offbeat locations. Excerpt: "[...] a trend that has spurred the growth of shopping destinations such as Mount Street and Dover Street in London, or Greene Street in New York. [...] The brand equity of these labels derives from being cool and niche, which they are emphasising by geographically distancing themselves from more mainstream contenders. What’s more, given the soaring rents on traditional shopping streets, they get to take advantage of lower real estate costs." HAG
Market_Report  Marketing  retail  shop  luxury  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2014 by eocas
Lucky Is Carving Out an E-Commerce Identity by Putting Readers, Not Products, First
Excerpts: "what makes a good integrated campaign is a marketer understanding what each of the different mediums needs to do as a role within the campaign. Sometimes it's about deciding not to use a medium. I see some clients who want to do all things simultaneously, but my sensibility is that it's more about what's right for your brand, your message and your consumer." [...] "You can really, truly only integrate commerce into your customer proposition if you are going to evolve your business model to completely integrate technology as a core functionality. [...] What makes us different is the fact that no [media company] has had this model where we control our own technology, we control our own data" Note: Lucky, the in 2000-founded "magazine about shopping," was in 2014 merging with e-commerce company BeachMint and spinning off from Condé Nast as an independent company. HAG
fashion  magazine  retail  Marketing  E-Commerce  Market_Report  technology  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Consumerism  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2014 by eocas
Copenhagen/Denmark-based online platform that is renting offline brick'n'mortar shop space. HAG
retail  shop  reseller  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2014 by eocas
Role Call | Timothy Coghlan, Director of Luxury Retail
Intro: "As director of luxury retail at Savills, one of the world’s largest real estate firms, Beijing-based Timothy Coghlan connects Chinese landlords and international fashion brands to help broker deals for new retail stores in the world’s largest luxury market." HAG
Business_Planning  Marketing  retail  Market_Report  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2014 by eocas
The Secret Weapon Behind China’s Booming Online Retailers? Women
Women in China spend 41% of the disposable income for clothing and footwear compared with men 28%. Online sales in China for clothing and footwear rose from RMB 105 billion in 2012 to 170 billion in 2013. The reason for the steep increase of female shopping is the increased confidence of female regarding the prospect of their economical situation. HAG
Market_Report  Women  retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2014 by eocas
Whitepaper: The future of retail. — Brand Experience
Quote: "In this report, we explore the notion that brands and retailers need to embrace the idea that retail is an opportunity to build relationships by creating experiences that are relevant, intimate, and fun. In other words, the future of retail is a lot like dating. Relationships lead to transactions, and that is something that is dear to the hearts of brands and retailers alike." HAG
Marketing  Market_Report  branding  retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2014 by eocas
The HK-based multi-brand fashion distribution platform 'The Hub' is entering Mainland with Beijing representative Nels Frye. HAG
Marketing  retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2013 by eocas
Home delivery service in Shanghai with organic food products. HAG
Organic_food  Organic_Shop  delivery  retail  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
april 2013 by eocas
Shanghai shop chain with some organic products. HAG
shop  Organic_food  retail  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
april 2013 by eocas
City Shop
Retail store chain in Shanghai with some imported organic products. HAG
Organic_Shop  retail  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
april 2013 by eocas
It's Time to Talk About Fashion's Poor Payors
Excerpt: "If you’re confident with your product; if you know your product is good and you have respect for it, and respect for your business, then don’t let it go too easy with stores. If I am going to do orders [on] consignment, I need to find stores that will give me the visibility, who are going to present my product properly, who are going to be behind it. You need to [have] conditions. It’s really a negotiation. Don’t be too kind. Be very business-like and professional.” HAG
Marketing  Business_Planning  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic  Retail  Finance  Business  UK  London 
april 2013 by eocas
After the Richemont group is experiencing China from within since 2012 with www.outnet.cn, now they enter with NET-A-PORTER in Chinese. Because of the complexity of the taxation system, RMB and UnionPay are not accepted, only foreign-currency credit cards. Excerpt: "As Lu Zhenwang noted, currently e-commerce sites offer three methods of delivery, two of which involve getting the customer to pay extra after items pass customs. For the other, after the item passes through customs, shoppers will have to pay customs taxes if the items are worth more than 5,000 yuan. As to the effect this has, it’s estimated that the extra customs taxes add roughly 10-20 percent to the price of items on Shopbop." HAG
Market_Report  online_shop  Business_Planning  retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Consumerism  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2013 by eocas
Venture capital, Investment and Equity Fund for Asian companies
Chinese private equity that funds primary in Information Technology, Internet, Mobile, Consumer Products and Services, Healthcare, Cleantech, Education, Modern Agriculture, Financial Services & Manufacturing. SBAIF holds 30% in organic retailer Lohao City and also in Element Fresh. HAG
Organic_food  investor_relations  Venture_Capital  retail  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2013 by eocas
多利农庄 Tony's Farm - 有机蔬菜官方网站
Probably the largest organic farm in Shanghai or even China which has built up an advanced supply chain. Even incorporated QR-code trackings with GreenMarks.org, a system similar to ecoScan. HAG
organic_farm  retail  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
february 2013 by eocas
Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not
Abstract from organic-market.info:

- 30% and 50% of all food produced never reaches a human stomach due to inadequate infrastructure and storage facilities through to overly strict sell-by dates, buy-one-get-one free offers and consumers demanding cosmetically perfect food
- as much as 30% of UK vegetable crops are not harvested due to them failing to meet exacting standards based on their physical appearance, while up to half of the food that’s bought in Europe and the USA is thrown away by the consumer
- about 550 billion m³ of water is wasted globally in growing crops that never reach the consumer
- it takes 20-50 times the amount of water to produce 1 kilogram of meat than 1 kilogram of vegetables
- the demand for water in food production could reach 10–13 trillion m³ a year by 2050. This is 2.5 to 3.5 times greater than the total human use of fresh water today
- there is the potential to provide 60-100% more food by eliminating losses and waste

waste  food_security  food  retail  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
january 2013 by eocas
Damenbekleidung und Naturmode aus Schweden | Gudrun Sjödén
Swedish eco-label since 1976 with online shop and own retail stores in Stockholm, Malmö, Göteborg, Oslo, Kopenhagen, London, Hamburg, Nürnberg, Stuttgart, Berlin and Zirndorf.

designer  eco_brand  Sweden  shop  retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
december 2012 by eocas
Honest by
Conscious shopping platform by Belgium fashion designer Bruno Pieters (www.brunopieters.com links to Honest.by) who also has his own brand.

Honest By was the first one to herald a “revolutionary” new statement, as world's first 100% transparent fashion company and pioneer in price transparency. Honest By publishes its entire supply chain for every product it creates and translates this into total price transparency.

In 2014 Bruno Pieters established the Future Fashion Designer Scholarship (FFDS). It is designed to support students with the ambition to work in a transparent and sustainable way outside the existing fashion mould.

online_shop  Organic  fashion  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic  award  Transparency  support  SupplyChain  Brand  Designer  Platform  shop  Retail  eco_brand  Education  Belgium 
october 2012 by eocas
想试用 I Spied?
Chinese-based online retail platform for mobile devices only.

retail  Mobile  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2012 by eocas
D2C stands for Designer-To-Consumer, which in fashion sector means the designer can sketch a design and if there are enough consumers interested, it goes into production.

D2C.cn is having this innovating marketing concept as their busines model. They have a shop in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

Another friend of us recommended us a Singaporian project with the same concept.

Marketing  retail  designer  D2C  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2012 by eocas
ALTER Concept Store Shanghai

"ALTER. is a multi-designer lifestyle concept store in Shanghai. ALTER. is synonymous with alternative, high quality and innovative fashion design, luxury perfume & scents and lifestyle wellbeing."

shop  retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2012 by eocas
Brand platform with listprices of Beijing-based Jiapin.com / Vipstore.com online shop platform.

online_shop  retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
september 2012 by eocas
Xiang Yaodong
Young Chinese male fashion designer. Can be bought at: B.N.C. B09A, The Village North, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District 10 am – 9:30 pm Tel: 6416 9045 Water Stone B008 Nali Patio, 81 Sanli- tun Bei Jie, Chaoyang District 10 am – 8 pm Tel: 5208 6055 ARRTCO collection WB-103, Ground floor, Guomao Mall, 1 Jianguomen Wai Dajie, Chaoyang District 10 am – 9 pm Tel: 6505 2288 HAG
retail  chinese_designer  china  designer  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
july 2012 by eocas
China-centric online fashion store. We definitively have to get in touch.

Designers AnyShopStyle distributes:
Xander Zhou

designer  retail  online_shop  shop  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
july 2012 by eocas
Mr CY Leung: Food Waste Termination and Supermarket: Edible Food Termination by Friends of the Earth (HK)
HK NGO Friends of the Earth collected data about Hong Kong's food waste and found out that HK's 650 supermarket produce everyday 87 tons of food waste and a daily total rate (incl. households and, processing and gastronomy) of 3200 tons food waste every day.

According to this report, are the HK retailers are not yet active in the field of biomass recycling, composting, or using for social projects and instead prefer to threw food waste to the common waste which will be burned or land-filled.

Follow-up newspaper article:

Retail  Biomass  Recycling  food  waste  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
may 2012 by eocas
The FAO assumes that worldwide around 30% of the food for humans get wasted. This caused by unconscious customer habits, extreme quality standards, overdue shelf-life. The worst ratio is at bakery products / pastries. The article describes a biomass site in Switzerland and how it produces electricity and compost out of organic material waste.

compost  Biomass  Retail  food  waste  Food_Processing  Food_Preservation_Engineering  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
may 2012 by eocas
. From Somewhere . Recycling since 1997 .
Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci who are having this ethical fashion brand since 2012 and are active at the British Fashion Council and have created the 'From Somwhere to F&F;' for Tesco Clothing. The often use recycling/upcycling.Orsola de Castro has designed several re-carpet pieces for Livia Firth.

More on the Tesco collaboration: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/guardian-debate-consumers-need-helping-hand-to-go-green

Recycling  retail  designer  brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2012 by eocas
Birmingham UK based store for emering fashion designers.

online_shop  Retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2012 by eocas
Conceptual shop by Ritchie Chan in Beijing with avantgarde independent designers from all over the world and also domestic China. The concept includes start-up help for emerging designers and group buying of fabrics.

Their Taobao is http://triplemajor.taobao.com/. Also have a cooperation with Italian Milanese indie shop WOK.

China  art  avantgarde  shop  Retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2012 by eocas
Simona is an independent fashion designer who presented their new collection at 20120514 in Ritchie Chan's Beijing indie-fashion store TRIPLE-MAJOR together with IL Sistema degli Oggetti and Vivetta.

Retail  online_shop  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2012 by eocas
Ritchie Chan is the mastermind behind Beijing indie fashion shop TRIPLE-MAJOR which is supporting young fashion designers with small production and marketing.

shop  Retail  Production  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2012 by eocas
Shop des Créateurs
Hong Kong-based online shop with global emerging fashion designers.

Retail  online_shop  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2012 by eocas
People Tree - The Fair Trade fashion pioneer

"People Tree creates Fair Trade and organic clothing and accessories by forming lasting partnerships with Fair Trade, organic producers in developing countries."

Retail  online_shop  Fair_Trade  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2012 by eocas
Net-a-Porter just bought the HK-based Shouke.com and relabeled it to Theoutnet.cn, to make it their official China-presence.

To comply with family tradition, Net-a-Porter belongs to the Swiss luxury holding Richemont, their online presence lists in the front row only luxury brands, no independent brands.

Media message: Net-a-Porter launches Chinese website ( http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-03/19/content_14864624.htm )

Retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2012 by eocas
Younger Shoppers Using Technology, Not Salespeople
Interactive consumer touchpoints rather than proactively asking sales staff.
Retail  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
march 2012 by eocas
Rückverfolgbarkeit bei Coop
Swiss retailer Coop is offering its customers a traceability solution for their organic products. Unpacked products have a little sticker with a NP-ID (Naturaplan-ID number) which can be checked online.

Example of organic an organic orange: Naturaplan-ID112093 = http://www.coop.ch/pb/site/viva/nidSearch/68805723/Lde/index.html

Retail  Quality_Control  certification  Organic_Food_Labeling  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
january 2012 by eocas
Hunting and Collecting
Store for independent fashion and alternative art exhibition in Brussels.

art  shop  Retail  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
january 2012 by eocas
Fumin Road: Shanghai’s New Local Fashion Hotspot
Independent fashion designers and retailers who recently located are:

Madame Mao’s Dowry (毛太设计)
Helen Lee
Li Liming
Dong Liang
The Hive

Retail  China  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
january 2012 by eocas
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