The Wrap: Court Indicts 38 People for Murder in Rana Plaza Collapse & More
Legal action is underway for the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in April 2013 and their loved ones. According to Time, on Monday, a Bangladesh court indicted 38 people for murder of the more than 1,100 people who lost their lives in the collapse, and charged three others with helping the plaza owner attempt to flee the country after the tragedy. Six of the 41 individuals did not appear in court, and are now considered to be fugitives and will be tried in absentia. If convicted, the defendants could be sentenced to death.
Tired of doing things the same way? So is Under Armour. With its new Port Covington campus, the company hopes to shake up the way apparel is designed and manufactured, Forbes reported. On the new campus, it will experiment with how to make the processes more effective through robotics and technology. In its quest for the most efficient processes, Under Armour aims to develop its designs and get them to end-users faster, as well as manufacture the items locally—in its Baltimore location.
Chillier weather will be here before we know it. (We think, we hope, we pray.) Start thinking about fall-weather promotions now to make sure end-users are prepared for the return of cooler temperatures. Now through October 31, distributors and garment decorators in the U.S. can take advantage of Bowling Green, Kentucky-based Jerzees’ rebate on qualifying fall fleece purchases. Jerzees will reimburse promotional products distributors and garment decorators in the U.S. $6 for every dozen fleece they order from participating wholesalers.
Taking a stand is important. Taking a public stand on politics in the retail world is a little riskier. But, it doesn’t seem to be for Urban Outfitters. As we reported, the company is selling a variety of anti-Donald Trump merchandise, including “IDK Not Trump Tho 2016” T-shirts. The first wave of T-shirts has sold out and been restocked. The company has sold political shirts in the past, but this year’s undeniably seem to take more of a stance. In addition to anti-Trump merchandise, Bloomberg reported that the company sells Hillary Clinton shirts, like the one reading, “Hillary Runnin’ Thangs Tour 2016.”
“Pokemon Go” might be running the world of augmented reality (AR) now, but it won’t be the only master for long if Nike has anything to do with it. According to Upload, the sportswear company recently was granted a patent for a new AR system it filed for in December 2014. Through a head-mounted display, people could virtually modify clothing. The system would let users overlay their designs onto real objects, making it considerably easier to create patterns, logos and sketches—even for terrible artists like us!