Daily Links: April 13, 2020

3M Has Filed its First COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Company
  1. 3M Has Filed its First COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Company that Duped NYC Office with “Unauthorized” Masks, Price-Gouging According to the complaint that Minnesota-based 3M filed on Friday in a New York federal court, “The demand for 3M-branded respirators has grown exponentially in response to the [COVID-19] pandemic, and 3M has been committed to seeking to meet this demand while keeping its respirators priced fairly.” To be exact, 3M says that it “has not increased the prices that it charges for 3M respirators as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.” Read more on The Fashion Law
  2. As Clare Waight Keller Departs Givenchy, Who Could Take Over? With Clare Waight Keller departing after an eventful three-year tenure, Givenchy has sparked a guessing game about its next artistic director. While still a plum post at one of Paris’ most storied and starry couture houses, the job opening arrives at a complicated moment as the fashion industry grapples with a new world order, the coronavirus epidemic having upended international fashion weeks, brought luxury consumption to a near halt and raised questions about the industry’s breakneck pace and other ills. Read more on WWD
  3. 30-Plus Fashion Brands Pivoting To Make Stylish Coronavirus Masks For many fashion, handbag and accessories brands, the spread of COVID-19 has meant shuttering their brick and mortar shops and facing dwindling online sales. By pivoting to make face masks instead, many are finding a way to keep their businesses going while also serving a great need. Read more on Forbes
  4. How to Support the Fashion Industry During These Unprecedented Times Shopping, right now, is more than a little bit complicated. The challenges posed by a global pandemic are so big—so serious—that doggedly tracking our packages’ shipping progress suddenly seems like the least important thing we have to worry about, and spending money on anything as frivolous as fashion (read: any item that’s not toilet paper or a non-perishable foodstuff) is a tough sell. So yes, I’m well aware this is a hard ask. It is for us, too. But if you have the means, now is also the most important time to support the brands you care about. Read more on Esquire

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