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Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

Asos a structural winner in apparel retail

Online fashion retailer Asos is a structural winner in apparel retail, analysts believe, despite the group issuing a profit warning earlier...

Surprise Asos profit warning set to shock industry

Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 2014

An unexpected profit warning from retailer Asos highlights, analysts suggest, one of the pitfalls of the economic recovery - and will likely shock an industry that has become accustomed to stories of success from the online fashion firm.

Eastern Europe a tale of contrasting retail fates

Ashma Kunde | 1 Aug 2013

Eastern Europe was one of the world's biggest opportunities for apparel retailers in 2012. But despite the region's overall glowing prospects compared to its Western European counterpart, closer analysis by Euromonitor International highlights a marked intra-regional divergence.

Bangladesh pushes industry to "tipping point"

Petah Marian | 19 Jul 2013

The recent garment factory tragedies in Bangladesh are pushing the industry towards a tipping point - as consumers call for increased sustainability and information about where their clothes come from, according to speakers at the recent Source Sustainability Summit.

just-style's research roundup

Liz Hague | 17 Jun 2013

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at temperature control fabrics, a profile of outdoor clothing firm Patagonia, and a company briefing on online apparel retailer Asos.

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Nick Robertson, CEO, Asos | 20 Mar 2008

Online fashion retailer Asos seems to be coasting through the retail slump with two main selling points - Internet and celebrity. Joe Ayling interviews Asos CEO Nick Robertson to find out more.

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Sainsbury's UK favourite fashion retailer

Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 2014

In a recent survey of 6,000 consumers by retail analysts Conlumino, Sainsbury's topped the poll as the nation's favourite fashion retailer. We take a look at some of the other shops who came out on top.

Analysts voice disappointment with Asos result

Michelle Russell | 16 Sep 2014

Analysts have voiced their disappointment at the latest Asos trading update, which saw the online fashion retailer lower its full-year profit forecast.

Asos investment will put it in stronger position

Michelle Russell | 2 Apr 2014

The investment strategy implemented by Asos should place it in a stronger position, analysts believe, after the online fashion retailer revealed declining first-half earnings but stronger sales growth.

Asos signs GBP100m worldwide logistics deal

Petah Marian | 3 Sep 2013

In what it thought to be one of Europe’s largest logistics deals, online fashion retailer Asos has signed a GBP100m (US$155.5m) three-year contract covering the management of its worldwide distribution centre.

Asos names former M&S finance director to board

Petah Marian | 7 Aug 2013

UK online clothing retailer Asos has appointed former Marks & Spencer executive Ian Dyson as a senior independent and non-executive director.

Bostock to leave Asos after six months

Katie Smith | 16 Jul 2013

Asos executive director of product and trading, Kate Bostock, has resigned from the online retailer after just six months in the role.

JD Sports names Milligan to head Bank fascia

Katie Smith | 10 Jul 2013

JD Sports Fashion has named Gwynn Milligan managing director of its Bank fashion stores, replacing Peter Alecock who has been promoted to group commercial operations director.

UK retailers in government talks on factory safety

Petah Marian | 4 Jul 2013

Clothing retailers met with UK government representatives yesterday (3 July) to discuss ways to improve their supply chains following the collapse of the Rana Plaza apparel factory building in Bangladesh earlier this year.

UK clothing companies commit to reducing footprint

Petah Marian | 28 Jun 2013

Companies representing more than a third of UK clothing sales have signed the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) 2020 Commitment, a scheme that will see them work together to reduce the environmental footprint of clothing.

Monki teams with Asos for global distribution

Katie Smith | 25 Jun 2013

H&M-owned fashion brand Monki has teamed up with UK-based online clothing retailer Asos to sell its merchandise globally.

Asos records another quarter of strong growth

Petah Marian | 12 Jun 2013

Online clothing retailer Asos has recorded continued strong growth, driven by good momentum both in the UK and internationally.

Asos withdraws belts after radioactive scare

Petah Marian | 28 May 2013

Online fashion retailer Asos has confirmed it has recalled a number of belts after they were found to be radioactive.

Asos posts strong H1 growth, plans China entry

Petah Marian | 30 Apr 2013

Online fashion retailer Asos has posted another half of strong profit and sales growth, and confirmed plans to launch a dedicated website in China.

Asos international director Kamaluddin steps down

Katie Smith | 25 Apr 2013

Asos international director Jon Kamaluddin is to leave the online clothing retailer at the end of the year after nine years with the business.

Online, luxury offer opportunity in Australia

Petah Marian | 9 Apr 2013

The online and luxury segments are set to provide a silver lining in what is an otherwise gloomy outlook for Australia's fashion industry, according to research released by IbisWorld.

Global growth helps Asos to 37% Q2 sales surge

Petah Marian | 20 Mar 2013

Online clothing retailer Asos has seen second quarter sales continue to rise, driven by international growth as the UK business slowly reaches maturity.

Retailers need to "nurture" new talent say execs

Katie Smith | 19 Mar 2013

UK retailers are facing difficulties in attracting and inspiring young people to work in the industry, according to leading executives.

Republic enters administration, 150 jobs axed

Katie Smith | 13 Feb 2013

Youth fashion brand Republic collapsed into administration today (13 February) with the immediate loss of 150 jobs, after suffering a rapid decline in sales.

Asos posts 41% December retail sales growth

Petah Marian | 17 Jan 2013

Online fashion retailer Asos has posted strong trading over the Christmas period, with retail sales rising 41% during December.

Asos Q1 sales up on continued international growth

Petah Marian | 11 Dec 2012

Online clothing retailer Asos has recorded a jump in first quarter revenue as international sales continued to drive growth.

Asos invests in pre-owned luxury website Covetique

Katie Smith | 26 Nov 2012

Online clothing retailer Asos has invested in second hand designer clothing website Covetique for an undisclosed amount.

Asos head of buying latest to exit

Katie Smith | 23 Nov 2012

Head of buying Ellen Andrews is the latest to leave online clothing retailer Asos after holding the position for four years.

Hobbs strengthens team as 9-month sales surge

Leonie Barrie | 12 Nov 2012

Fashion retailer Hobbs today (12 November) has strengthened its management team with a new director of buying and merchandising after booking a 9% jump in sales in the last nine months.

Company research

Asos Plc in Apparel and Footwear (United Kingdom)

Asos Plc in Apparel and Footwear (United Kingdom)

Asos Plc aims to focus on developing its capabilities in order to ensure that the company can keep up with growing demand. Asos Plc has witnessed strong growth in its value sales since it launched its...

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Asos Plc in Apparel and Footwear (Singapore)

Asos Plc in Apparel and Footwear (Singapore)

With the proliferation of mobile commerce in Singapore, Asos aims to extend its existing mobile shopping apps to Singapore over the forecast period, as Singapore is a country that has one of the highe...

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Apparel Accessories in the United Kingdom

Apparel Accessories in the United Kingdom

Sales of apparel accessories declines over the course of 2014, largely as a result of the mild weather conditions during the early stages of winter towards the end of the year. The start of the winter...

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