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September 2016

Dear followers of Premium and Prestige Observatory,

We welcome you back after the summer. A new academic year begins and I hope you will be inspired by the words of the winners and honorees of this year’s IE Awards for Sustainability in the Premium and Luxury Sectors. Please check out the video below to listen to them.

We would also like to inform you that the new IE Premium and Prestige Business Observatory brochure is out. You can view or download it here. I hope you like it! 

With best wishes for this new academic year,

Maria Eugenia Girón
Executive Director

luxury after brexit

by María Eugenia Girón

If all sectors are analyzing the situation after Brexit, the luxury and prestige sector must make its own analysis.

Read article @ Forbes Mexico
circular and collaborative economy is smart luxury

by María Eugenia Girón

The newest thing today is not using technology just to communicate and sell, but to define different business models. When e-luxury meets circular and collaborative economy, #SmartLuxury is born.

Read article @ Forbes Mexico
bottletop designs costumes for olympic opening ceremony

Bottletop, a British brand with sustainability and craftsmanship at its heart, worked together with local artisans from London, Salvador, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to design and create costumes worn at the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony. Bottletop was 2012 winner of the IE Award for Sustainability in the Premium and Luxury Sectors in the Apparel and Accessories category.

Read article @ Fashion Network
elegantly upcycled bags by reclaim mallorca

As Beatrice Aidin explains in this article, vintage fabrics and used horse tack are a compelling combination especially when we talk about bags. Reclaim Mallorca has been a nominee for the 2016 IE Awards for Sustainability in the Premium and Luxury Sectors.

Read article @ FT How to spend it blog

the rise of indie fashion

How low-priced, trend-driven fashion start-ups armed with e-commerce are carving out a niche in the market.

Read article @ Business of Fashion

how peta won the angora debate and what it means for fashion

Though some argue angora rabbit fur can be shorn for wool without harming animals, PETA’s 2013 campaign compelled hundreds of major brands to stop using the fibre, radically reducing the trade.

Read article @ Business of Fashion

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