At five points in the past 500 million years, life on Earth was almost completely wiped out. We are now on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, and we are the cause. Can humans right their wrongs? The luxury industry must lead by example.
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In partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council, Cartier and Kering are launching the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Open to watch and jewellery brands across the globe, it lays down a common core of goals for the climate, natural resources and inclusiveness.
As the effects of climate change become more and more “tangible”, luxury’s leading names are responding to the need for urgent action to stem environmental destruction and loss of biodiversity.
After meteoric growth between 2015 and 2019, Gucci is looking for new ways to boost performance. The roadmap for 2021, the brand’s 100th anniversary year, includes a foray into Haute Horlogerie. The first watches are already on display, Place Vendôme in Paris.
In the space of a year, Farfetch has become the one to watch in luxury e-commerce, a position confirmed by the billion-dollar investment by Richemont and Alibaba in the company, which is still reporting losses, and by its share price performance. In the twelve months to February 18, Farfetch stock gained almost 450%.
Switzerland’s Richemont, China’s Alibaba and France’s Artémis (Kering) are to invest over a billion dollars in British marketplace Farfetch in a bid to dominate the Chinese online luxury market. The race with Amazon is on.