#ICYMI: Luxury brands in design copy dispute, Bangladeshi garment workers sacked, the most game-changing happenings in 2016
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At least 1,500 Bangladeshi garment workers have been sacked from their factories after protests against their below-minimum wages forcing a weeklong shutdown at several sites. (Guardian)
Heritage leather-goods maker Perrin Paris has alleged luxury sportswear brand Philipp Plein for copying its design-patented bestseller the “glove-clutch”, in a case which has now gone to court. (WWD)
China will ban all domestic ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017, a move described by activists as a potential “game changer” for African elephants. (Aljazeera)
Multi-brand retailer Joy is having to fend off criticism for ads that the public have branded sexist and misogynistic, including a newsletter encouraging women to dress like ‘marriage material’ when visiting the in-laws. (Cosmopolitan)
From child refugees in the high street supply chain to biodegradable sneakers and Donald Trump’s overseas outsourcing, Ecouterre has listed and polled 2016’s most game-changing events and inventions for fashion and sustainability. (Ecouterre)
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