Italian outerwear maker Moncler said on Thursday it had launched a carbon-neutral down jacket made with plant-based fabrics, reflecting luxury customers’ increased interest in environmentally friendly products.
Environmental concerns, price and nostalgia are driving a shift towards second-hand gifts this Christmas, with 90% of consumers saying they would have no issue with receiving a present from a resale marketplace.
France and the U.S. on Tuesday said they would seek to ward off a trade war after Washington threatened tariffs on French products including cosmetics and handbags and Paris warned of retaliation backed by the EU.
Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura & Co is pressing government officials, the private sector and local communities to bolster environmental protections in the Amazon after fires this year disrupted its supply chain.
The volume of Black Friday payment transactions in Britain as of 10 a.m. was up 12.5% versus last year, initial data showed on Friday, bringing some cheer to UK retailers in need of a tonic after a troubled year.