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The reality of manufacturing fashion in the UK

The idea of bringing mass-market garment production back to the UK is finally gaining momentum among manufacturers and retailers. But accord...

Primark trading update: what the analysts say

Associated British Foods (ABF), the parent of value retailer Primark, today (28 February) indicated that trading at the fashion chain had be...

In the money: Can brands bounce back?

Buoyant first-half sales posted last week by department store retailer Debenhams were helped by the return of the re-launched Principles lab...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: John Miln, CEO of UKFT 31 Oct 2012

Petah Marian

For all of the hype around a renaissance in British clothing and textile manufacturing, John Miln, CEO of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), believes that for now at least, it's mostly just talk. He spoke to Petah Marian about the state of UK manufacturing and some of the initiatives being undertaken by the industry body to grow the sector.

Latest News

John Lewis womenswear buying head steps down 8 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Jo Hooper, the head of buying for womenswear at department store retailer John Lewis is stepping down after six years in the role.


BRC appoints Sir Charlie Mayfield as chair 21 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has appointed Sir Charlie Mayfield as chair of the trade association from this autumn.


Online boosts John Lewis full-year profit growth 6 Mar 2014

Katie Smith

UK department store operator John Lewis has recorded an increase in full-year profit, driven by strong online growth and innovation.


UK government and retailers to aid garment workers 28 Jan 2014

Richard Woodard

The UK Government is to more than double its investment in emerging frontier economies, joining forces with leading retailers to improve conditions for garment factory and farm workers.


Arcadia Group agrees ban on angora wool 24 Jan 2014

Leonie Barrie

UK-based retail giant Arcadia Group has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora across its brands, which include Miss Selfridge, Topshop, BHS, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis.

Latest blogs

Cyber Monday crosses the Atlantic 2 Dec 2013

Katie Smith

Cyber Monday - the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US when shoppers hit the internet to search for the best deals and discounts - has crossed the Atlantic to the UK.

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