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When it comes to fashion, sustainability and digital transformation go hand-in-hand

Posted by JOOR on Tue, Apr 20, '21

A sustainable fashion industry. Consumers want it, and our planet needs it. But how do brands balance the environmental and ethical demands of a movement so often referred to as ‘slow fashion,’ with consumers’ ever-increasing expectations for speed, personalization, and convenience? Not to mention the intense financial pressures of recovery from the health crisis? Although it might seem counterintuitive, a mainstream sustainable business model can happen. It just requires digital transformation.

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Topics: Sustainability

Webinar: Driving Growth In A Changing Wholesale Market

Posted by JOOR on Wed, Apr 14, '21

The post-pandemic market has become fashion’s new frontier: rife with possibility, but also full of changing business dynamics. Coming off a challenging year, how can brands best minimize their risk and set themselves up for success?  

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Topics: webinar

Showroom Canada Puts New Talent Center Stage With Exceptional Design And Conscious Appeal

Posted by JOOR on Thu, Mar 18, '21

People often say that art will find a way. But even the most talented and determined independent designers have spent the past year navigating some pretty intense terrain.  Thankfully, increased digitization has revealed promising new directions--creating opportunities for emerging talent to reach audiences and for buyers to discover them. 

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Topics: tradeshows, virtual showroom, Showroom Canada

Infographic: How Digital Tradeshows and Virtual Showrooms Deliver Brand Discovery And Success

Posted by JOOR on Mon, Mar 15, '21

Bringing your wholesale business online is an essential part of success in this new digital era. Based on industry trends, 9 out of 10 B2B decision-makers believe online buying will be a fixture throughout 2021 and beyond. We predict this trend will only continue. Industry professionals continue to rely on technology, from creating virtual showrooms and hosting digital trade shows to finding a platform for order management and data insights.

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Topics: Infographic, tradeshows, virtual showroom

JOOR Payments Brings Automated Invoicing to Wholesale, Saving Time and Money

Posted by JOOR on Mon, Mar 15, '21

Historically, Payments processing has comprised one of the greatest points of friction across the wholesale lifecycle. Inefficiencies , high costs, lost revenue, and the potential for fraud characterized the pre-pandemic version of this fraught but necessary step.

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Home Fashions Growth Opportunity: Making The Most Of Online B2B

Posted by JOOR on Thu, Mar 11, '21

For most ‘non-essential’ retailers, 2020 was not the best year. But many quarantined consumers re-channeled their entertainment spending into improving their household environments and home offices. As a result, multi-brand home specialty retailers saw profits actually increase during the health crisis--and general merchandisers with robust home offerings experienced significant boosts as well.

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JOOR X HFPA Webinar: Best Practices for Virtual Selling in Home Textiles

Posted by JOOR on Thu, Mar 4, '21

It's safe to say that the global pandemic outbreak has fueled a dramatic shift towards digital solutions within the home textile industry. Brands and retailers worldwide have been engaging and experimenting with a range of immersive virtual showroom technologies.

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JOOR X Accessories Council Webinar: Best Practices for Virtual Selling

Posted by JOOR on Mon, Mar 1, '21

2020 was an opportunity for the retail industry to change and evolve. Brands found themselves having to make sudden decisions on what digital channels to pursue and partners to work with. 

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Inclusion for Black Designers: Fashion’s Opportunity for Real Change

Posted by JOOR on Mon, Mar 1, '21

Across sectors, significant obstacles still make it harder for Black creatives and entrepreneurs to achieve mainstream success. And in fashion and luxury, they have additional issues to navigate, including an established networking culture. This has stacked up to a history of Black underrepresentation in our industry--both in terms of the designers creating the collections, and the models and stylists bringing them to life. 

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Independent Retailers: Making the Most of the ‘Shop Local’ Trend

Posted by JOOR on Thu, Feb 18, '21

Today’s fashion customers want value. And post-COVID, that means a lot more than price.  Millennials and even more so Gen Z want their purchases to support local businesses and strengthen communities--whether shopping online, or in-person. (And more and more their values influence how older generations shop as well.) They also want their purchases to express an individualized and unique sense of style. 

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