Recruitment U&I Search Blog - June 2021

  • How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted the Athleisure Industry

    Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 by Charlotte Hanna2 comments

    In March 2020, every office was forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 lockdown and office attire went from suits and shirts to workout clothes - or even pyjamas for some. Athleisure soon became the daily day-to-night attire; perfect for daytime Zoom calls and then straight to relaxing in the evening for banana bread making and Netflix binges. Even with the newfound hype around home ...

  • 5 Brands Using Sustainable Packaging to Grow Consumer Connection

    Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 by Charlotte Hanna2 comments

    Due to COVID-19, e-commerce increased by 46% in 2020 , which is the strongest growth in over ten years, and since then online retailers have had to fight harder to keep up with the demand in sales. The mass of more online sales only means more parcel bags and delivery materials, which due to practicality and durability, are unfortunately are plastic. Consequently, the more sales, the more plastic ...

  • What is Sustainable Fashion and Which Brands Can You Actually Trust?

    Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    What actually is sustainable fashion? While there’s really no such thing as eco-friendly clothing, as all clothing has some form of negative impact on the environment, there are many brands trying to make a difference. As ‘fast fashion’ refers to cheaply made clothing for short-term use, ‘sustainable’ fashion describes the opposite; ‘slow fashion’, which takes into account the lifecycle of the ...

  • Pride 2021: What are Fashion Brands Doing?

    Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    June is Pride Month, and this year, like every year, fashion and beauty brands are showing their support with Pride-themed collections, but this year more brands are being vocal about supporting Pride than ever before. Fashion brands can no longer afford to be quiet about civil rights; any from Black Lives Matter to transgender rights, and there are still some brands using it as a sales front, ...

  • Balenciaga are Taking Crocs to New Heights

    Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    Balenciaga are Taking Crocs to New Heights Balenciaga are famous for hacking the most mundane of clothing, from DHL uniforms to IKEA reusable bags, and they have now taken the quintessentially ugly garden shoes for a joyride. Launching for Spring/Summer 2022, Balenciaga has created the stiletto croc. The crossbreed of brands from polar opposites of the fashion scale have affiliated to produce on ...

  • Half of clothes sold by online fashion brands made from virgin plastic

    Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    From the Guardian 11/06/2021 Fast-fashion boom fuelling rise in use of synthetic fibres made from fossil fuels, study shows Approximately half of the clothes sold by large online fashion brands such as Boohoo and Asos are made entirely from virgin plastic materials such as polyester, despite a push to reduce the huge environmental impact of the fashion industry . An analysis of 10,000 items added ...