Economy / Fashion / Food / Society

Political correctness and marketing in Italy

The British singer Elton John launched a boycott campaign against Dolce and Gabbana after the two Italian stylists, in an interview to an Italian magazine, stated that children should be generated naturally and grow up in heterosexual families. Last year Barilla, a leading pasta producer, was the target of a boycott campaign launched by the … Continue reading

Economy / Fashion

Gucci bosses fired

The world famous Gucci fashion trademark will have a new CEO and a new creative director who will replace¬†Patrizio Di Marco and Frida Giannini, respectively. The decision was taken by the French mother company Kering, owned by Francois-Henri Pinault. The announcement was shocking despite some rumors anticipating it. According to the Italian newspaper Il Corriere … Continue reading

Economy / Fashion / Science & Technology

Italian Luxottica to design Google Glass

Google and Italian glasses maker Luxottica signed an agreement to cooperate in the production of Google Glass. The Ray-Ban and Oakley brands will be involved, too. In a joint statement, Google and Luxottica pointed out at their effort to conjugate “fashion, lifestyle and technological innovation”. By getting famous brands like Luxottica, Ray-Ban and Oakley aboard, … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Economy / Fashion

Fatal fire in Italy unveils illegal Chinese cloth industry

Seven Chinese illegal workers were killed by a fire on Sunday in Prato, Tuscany. The victims were living and working in near slavery in an illegal cloth factory. They were unable to escape because of the bars blocking the windows. The zone is a well-known hub of the Chinese cloth industry, nearly always operating outside … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Economy / Fashion / Society

Chinese corporation buys historical Italian trademark and shuts down Italian factory

The Sergio Tacchini sport fashion trademark was founded by the Italian tennis champion with the same name in the Sixties, and quickly achieved world fame. In 2007, the Chinese corporation Hembly bought the Sergio Tacchini International Ltd. The new Chinese management has now announced that all Italian activities of the Sergio Tacchini corporation will be … Continue reading