More and more brands are touting vegan leather as an ethical, socially conscious alternative to real leather. But does the environmental impact of synthetic fabrics cancel out any perceived benefits? Ellie Pithers investigates.
For many American consumers, there is a certain pride associated with buying products that are made in the United States.
More than half of the models who walked in Pierpaolo Piccioli's spring/summer 2019 couture show for Valentino were women of colour. It was a landmark moment – but will it prove to be a prelude to long-lasting change on the couture runways?