Everlane Cuts Hundreds of Workers Over Coronavirus Pressure

Everlane ended this week with several hundred fewer workers as it struggles to cope with the shutdown of its retail business over measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Although the California company has spent the last two weeks e-mailing customers about reduced prices for its brand, made up of casual basics, and striking a positive tone with employees, in the end it decided to layoff and furlough more than 200 workers, including retail and those operating backend functions.
A group of Everlane workers, non-store employees involved in customer experience online, had formed a union in December and wrote of the sudden layoffs on Twitter. The group claimed that “every member of our union committee was fired.” The union had not yet been recognized by company leadership, but they claimed to have only recently formalized a request for recognition.
“Anyone that showed public support of the union with a union slack avatar was fired,” the group wrote. “Everlane is using this pandemic as an excuse to gut our movement.”

After backlash from temp workers getting fired, the social team at Everlane was given instructions to remove the phrase “We’re in this together” from posts. We’re not in this together. Everlane just wants to

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What to Know About New Streaming Service Quibi

The already-crowded streaming service market is getting a new entrant with short-form content platform, Quibi.
Quibi’s main differentiator from its predecessors, such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video, is that all its content is under 10 minutes and new content is released daily. The platform, which launches on April 6, is made specifically for mobile devices, where content can be viewed on both landscape and portrait mode.
The platform is just one of the new streaming services to launch this year. Quibi will be followed by the launch of Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, in April and HBO Max, which will be home to HBO and WarnerMedia programming, in May. Last year saw the debut of two other major streaming services: Apple TV+ and Disney+.
From the major celebrities involved to the kinds of content you’ll find, here is everything you need to know about Quibi.
What is Quibi?
Quibi is a new streaming service specializing in short-form episodes all under 10 minutes. Its name is fittingly short for “quick bites.”
The streaming service plans to introduce more than 175 original shows and 8,500 episodes in its first year.
When does Quibi launch?
The streaming service launches on April 6.
What kind of content will Quibi produce?
Quibi breaks up

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Phillip Lim to Be Honored at China Fashion Gala

FALL AHEAD: The entire world is in flux, so the fact that the date for this year’s China Fashion Gala has not yet been set constitutes just another shrug. What is definitive is this year’s leading fashion honoree: Phillip Lim. The occasion is just one of many fashion-rooted spring events on the social calendar that has been subject to change due to the coronavirus pandemic. China Fashion Gala expects to return to The Plaza Hotel, but this fall instead of in the spring, according to a spokeswoman for the event.
On another front, the Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund in partnership with the design education organization WeDesign Group Inc. has rolled out its Executive Education in Sustainable Fashion Master Talks. All those at-home workers and of-quarantined residents around the globe can tune in to the free series. Conducted in English with Chinese subtitles, the weekly classes feature leading executives who specialize in fashion, beauty and lifestyle products.
WeDesign’s founder and chief executive officer Simon Collins and its academic director Jasonpaul McCarthy host the series which spotlights the ins and outs and hows different individuals excelled in their respective fields. On Monday, sustainability fashion specialist and activist Marina Testino will discuss “How

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Coronavirus Doesn’t Deter Online Jewelry Auction Bids

Sotheby’s logged one of its most successful jewelry auctions ever this week amid global coronavirus lockdowns.
The auction house marked its best sell-through for an online jewelry sale, selling 97 percent of lots from its Jewels Online auction that wrapped on Wednesday. The sale realized a total $739,375, far surpassing its highest total estimate of $671,600.
Sotheby’s says that half of the auction’s lots exceeded their highest estimate and that it received bidders from 32 countries with an average six bidders per lot. Approximately 22 percent of the auction’s buyers are new customers for Sotheby’s and half of all bids were placed through mobile devices.
The biggest sale was a pair of ruby earrings by Michele Della Valle that realized $25,000 — far higher than the lot’s high estimate of $7,000. Sotheby’s says that the sale’s lots by David Webb, Tiffany & Co. and Verdura all saw 100 percent sell through rates.
A Paloma Picasso chunky green peridot necklace designed for Tiffany’s realized $12,500 — approximately six times its highest estimate of $2,000. A pair of Verdura Byzantine earclips originally thought to take between $5,000 and $7,000 sold for $13,750.
Sotheby’s global head of online jewels said of the sale in a statement: “In this

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