Canada Day – Let’s do Business | Trends in Luxury Goods | DHL Fashion Award Finalists

Posted on 4/07/2019 by DHL Express

A guide to exporting to Canada

This week Canadians celebrated Canada Day and in honour of the great trading relationship between British businesses and Canadian consumers we are putting a spotlight on trading conditions.

The UK is Canada’s second largest services trading partner and seventh largest source of goods imports. The stable political environment and record for strong economic growth make it a favourable environment for UK companies across all sectors.

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The changing world of luxury goods

The most important word in luxury right now is sustainability, and this is the key focus of 2019 from fashion to travel and cosmetics to food.

Another trend getting some serious attention is the so-called ‘re-commerce’ market, as people appreciate the value of second-hand treasures. To read more on these growing trends and the spending power of Gen Y and Z, click the link below.

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DHL Fashion Potential Award finalists

An incredible number of high-calibre applications to this year’s DHL Fashion Potential Award really proved to us that the UK is home to the best talent in the global fashion industry.

After much discussion, just five finalists will now progress to the mentorship phase, developing their business plans with experts in e-commerce, international fashion growth, and sustainability.

Those competing for the final £20,000 cash prize are Trakke, Finery, NAECO, Olivia Rubin and Emile Vidal Carr.

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