Lucire
The global fashion magazine May 28, 2022 

Shein’s rise helped by those unaware of allegations of copying and lack of transparency

Filed by Lucire staff/May 4, 2022/11.20

Despite pushing slow fashion and environmental sustainability in our pages, in a quest to inform consumers on how to be more conscious of their purchasing, it’s disappointing to note that the fastest-growing app in the US is the antithesis of that: Shein has been downloaded more than Tiktok, Instagram and Twitter, according to one publication. […]

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Protest shows spring–summer ’22 as it advances its sustainability goals

Filed by Lucire staff/April 21, 2022/11.30

  Dutch brand Protest has been promoting its green credentials lately, with its Green Up initiative. The company says it has divided its journey to sustainability into achievable milestones, with new fabrics and a greater proportion of its range made from recycled fabrics this season. Protest has increased its use of recycled polyester, made from […]

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Stefan Engeseth gives away his book, One, in the interests of peace

Filed by Jack Yan/April 15, 2022/12.37

  I always thought One: a Consumer Revolution for Business was one of Stefan Engeseth’s best books, if not the best. He recently posted on Linkedin: ‘readers have told me that the book can lead to a better understanding of people and society (which can end wars).’ In the interests of peace, he thought he’d […]

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Electrified Jaguar XK140 by Lunaz a lavish wedding gift for Brooklyn Beckham

Filed by Lucire staff/April 10, 2022/23.12

  As wedding gifts go, this is very special: an electrified Jaguar XK140 by Lunaz. It’s what Brooklyn Beckham can expect from his father, David Beckham, who invested in Lunaz last year. Lunaz remanufactures and electrifies vehicles, and this particular light blue example represents thousands of hours’ work by its 120-strong team. The electrified classic […]

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Conviction Skincare launches with three jojoba-based face oils

Filed by Lucire staff/March 31, 2022/5.14

New Zealand-made Conviction Skincare, created by Gemma Ede, has an ingenious range of oils designed to simplify one’s skin care routine. Conviction launches with three oils based on jojoba oil, infused with permaculture-grown turmeric and kanuka. Vitamins B and E, antioxidants, chromium, copper and zinc naturally derived from soils feature in the formulas. The ingredients […]

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Opel returns to New Zealand with electrified entries in every model line

Filed by Jack Yan/March 24, 2022/0.03

  If you’re a curious soul like me, you’d have stumbled across the opel.co.nz website a few days ago, and realized that was the German brand being teased to press, something that was officially announced today to New Zealand motoring journalists. The clue wasn’t so much in the ‘modern German’ mention in the teaser, but […]

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Edobio blends sake into its beauty line as tradition meets biotech

Filed by Lucire staff/March 14, 2022/3.44

  The traditional beauty rituals of the Japanese can be seen in its Edo period (1603–1868), and Edobio pays homage to these, while blending the concepts with modern biotechnology. Its Saketernal line, comprising a hydrating serum, restorative clay mask, and balancing toner (the set retailing at US$158) uses a hero ingredient called BiProGE blended with […]

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Prince William visits Expo 2020 Dubai for UK National Day

Filed by Lucire staff/February 10, 2022/15.51

  HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has visited Expo 2020 Dubai as part of its UK National Day. It marks his first official visit to the UAE. The celebrations featured the Queen’s Baton Relay, which is passing through the national pavilions of British Commonwealth countries. Prince William also highlighted two Royal Foundation programmes, […]

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YY Nation launches sustainable Legacy Footwear Collection, with lower carbon footprint

Filed by Riveka Thevendran/December 3, 2021/1.51

  YY Nation, a New Zealand footwear company, launches its Legacy Footwear Collection in New Zealand and the US, presenting its gender-neutral and sustainable sneakers following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2020. Made from a combination of wool, bamboo, pineapple husk, recycled post-consumer plastic, algæ and sugarcane, the collection, which took three years of intense […]

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