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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...

Making clothes should never mean life or death

Is Bangladesh is a place where workers are safe to make clothes sold by Western retailers and brands - and is the lure of low costs a risk w...

Garment size and fit a "moving target"

Fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers are facing a "moving target" when it comes to garment sizing and fit. A focus on changing consum...

Meeting challenges of the children's wear market

A recent seminar looking at specific challenges facing the children's wear market concluded that weight and waist sizes are a better indicat...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Andy Dunkley, CEO, Lee Cooper 13 Aug 2013

Petah Marian

Andy Dunkley, the CEO of Lee Cooper has set some ambitious targets for the licensed denim brand, with plans for it to double its revenue to US$1bn over the next five years. Dunkley told Petah Marian about the Lee Cooper "family" and its plans at the company's recent licensee conference.

Latest News

Matalan makes payment to Rana Plaza fund 31 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

UK apparel retailer Matalan has made a contribution to the Rana Plaza Compensation Trust Fund but insists it has never been ordered by any organisation to pay compensation.


Matalan defends its position on Bangladesh 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

UK apparel retailer Matalan has moved to defend its position following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.


Creative director Sykes exits Nicole Farhi 23 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

Nicole Farhi's creative director, Joanna Sykes, is leaving the upmarket fashion brand after less than two years in the role.


Retailer Matalan embraces 3D product development 20 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Value fashion retailer Matalan is implementing Lectra's Modaris 3D product development solution to enhance the fit, style and quality of its garments.


Matalan full-year profit drops as revenue slips 13 May 2014

Katie Smith

Value fashion and homewares retailer Matalan has reported a drop in full-year profit, but stressed that earnings have improved for the start of the new fiscal year.

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