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Must Read: LIM College To Require Compensation For Student Internships, Thom Browne Launches Owned Eyewear

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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

LIM College to require compensation for student internships
LIM College announced on Monday that it will require all of its students to be compensated for internships and co-ops at minimum wage or above. “With this new policy, we are creating a more equitable and supportive environment for our students that also recognizes the valuable contributions they make. For employers, this policy will lead to larger, more diverse talent pipelines, fostering inclusivity and driving innovation within their organizations,” said LIM College President Ron Marshall in a statement. “It is the right thing to do and will ultimately lead to a stronger fashion industry.” The policy will be phased in over three years, beginning this fall and progressing through the 2026-2027 school year when all students will be covered. {Fashionista inbox}

Thom Browne launches owned eyewear
On Tuesday, Thom Browne launched its first owned eyewear collection since ending its licensee partnership. With styles made in Japan, the collection includes titanium eyeglasses and sunglasses with pops of baby blue, red, white and tortoise. Ranging in price from $470 to $2,790, all styles are available to shop now on Thom Browne’s website. See the campaign images photographed by Bruno Staub below. {Fashionista inbox}

Thom Browne Spring 2024 Eyewear Collection. Photo: Bruno Staub/Courtesy of Thom Browne

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Inside Arc’teryx’s investment in circular fashion
Arc’teryx is a pioneer in the circular fashion space with its ReBird by Arc’teryx program: Its ReCare, ReGear and ReCut initiatives encourage maintenance, resell pre-owned items and upcycle leftover materials, respectively. Now, the Vancouver-based brand’s pre-owned and recycled products are becoming revenue drivers. Though Arc’teryx declined to disclose exact figures, the company’s resale and one-of-a-kind upcycled offerings fund many of its ReBird initiatives. {Glossy/paywalled}

Axel Arigato names new creative director
Jens Werner is the new creative director of Swedish fashion brand Axel Arigato. Werner previously served as the brand’s head of ready to wear from 2021 to 2023, and was most recently the creative director of J.Lindeberg. In his new role, Werner will oversee the brand’s footwear and ready-to-wear design as well as every creative output. Axel Arigato will also launch its first NYC flagship in August. {Fashionista inbox}

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