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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

New Look taps Mason as non-exec chairman 17 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

UK fashion retailer New Look has tapped former Matalan and Levi Strauss executive Paul Mason as its new non-executive chairman.


Rana Plaza Trust Fund awards $1.4m to victims 9 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

The International Labour Organization-backed fund for victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy has distributed BDT108m (US$1.4m) to 700 cases.


Matalan slammed again for “token” fund donation 7 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

Campaigners have renewed their condemnation of cut-price clothing retailer Matalan, claiming that the company has made only a “token” contribution to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.


UK minister urged to match Rana Plaza donations 5 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

Union confederation the TUC is urging the UK government to match-fund corporate donations to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund, and to pressure the Bangladesh government to increase and openly declare its own contribution.


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.

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