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Must Read: Mansur Gavriel Appoints Its First President, American Airlines Uniforms Are Making Employees Sick

Plus, Burberry commits to 100% clean energy by 2022.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Shira Sue Carmi Joins Mansur Gavriel as First President
Mansur Gavriel — the makers of the leather bucket bag seen dangling from the shoulders of every It girl — has a new boss in town. Today, Shira Sue Carmi joins the coveted brand as President, the first for the buzzy brand. She will use her years of creative experience in the fields of art and fashion, as well as her business expertise, to capitalize on the company's current successes and grow the accessories and footwear label into ready-to-wear.  {Fashionista Inbox}

The cost of dead inventory: retail's dirty little secret
Retail is experiencing a decrease in sales due to changes in consumer buying habits, but this is only one part of the equation: Unsold inventory appears to be the "silent killer"of retailers. In order to raise profitability, MBA candidate Haley Smith Recer advises retailers to "buy leaner," and pair "customer feedback with the intuition of merchants and creativity of designers."  {Business of Fashion}

Burberry commits to 100% clean energy by 2022
The Climate Group is a nonprofit organization that works with international businesses to promote clean technologies and policies. The organization just reached their goal of convincing 100 companies to commit to source all of their electricity from renewables three years ahead of target. Among them is Burberry, which plans to source all of its electricity from clean energy by 2022. {Business of Fashion}

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Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and now, more than ever, women are spending their own pretty pennies to purchase them. "Today, you have more and more middle class ladies who enjoy purchasing jewelry for themselves, and they don’t need an occasion to buy," said Jean-Bernard Forot, director of marketing for jewelry and watches at Piaget. This message of female empowerment reached the fine jewelry players whose presentations at Paris Couture Week placed a stronger focus on wearability and featured broader price spectrums.  {WWD}

American Airlines employees fall ill from chemicals in new uniforms 
Last September, American Airlines issued new uniforms to give their pilots, flight attendants and customer service people a more modern flair. Despite looking sharp at 10,000 feet, these new suits have caused numerous AA employees to fall ill as a result of dangerous chemicals found in the garments. At least 3,000 flight attendants have reported experiencing symptoms including respiratory problems, lightheadedness, fainting and rashes, forcing them to take a break from flying or stop flying altogether. {Racked}

Confessions of a fashion designer on why copying is inevitable
In an interview with Glossy, Céline Semaan — designer of Slow Factory, an eco-friendly and activist-driven fashion brand —  reveals how a prospective collaborator stole and re-created her exact designs and why taking legal action wasn’t an option. "In the fashion industry, pretty much the only thing you can trademark is your logo," she said. "It’s a bit like the food industry: You can’t trademark a chocolate chip cookie." Copyright violations in the fashion industry have reached a peak in the social media age as we now have unprecedented access to designers' work.  {Glossy

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