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Monsoon Accessorize CEO steps down Beth Wright | 21 Aug 19

Paul Allen, CEO of UK-based fashion and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize, is to step down from his role just weeks after the company's creditors approved its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) proposals.

Monsoon Accessorize creditors approve CVA proposals Beth Wright | 3 Jul 19

Creditors of UK-based fashion and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize Limited and Accessorize Limited have approved its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) proposals.

Monsoon Accessorize latest to launch CVA proposal Leonie Barrie | 21 Jun 19

UK-based fashion and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest to launch a company voluntary agreement (CVA) to restructure its business.

Monsoon confident on outlook despite FY declines Michelle Russell | 8 May 17

UK fashion retailer Monsoon Accessorize has suffered a fall in earnings and sales in its last fiscal year as the company continues to implement changes through its transformation plan, but says trading to date is "encouraging".

Monsoon Accessorize appoints Allen permanent CEO Michelle Russell | 20 Jan 16

UK based apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has appointed Paul Allen to the permanent role of CEO and announced the imminent departure of its marketing chief Eilidh MacAskill. 

Monsoon Accessorize appoints Allen interim CEO Michelle Russell | 19 Feb 15

Apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has appointed Paul Allen as interim CEO as John Browett steps down.

Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora Katie Smith | 23 Dec 14

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora Katie Smith | 29 Oct 14

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.

UK: Monsoon Accessorize returns to profit Katie Smith | 10 Feb 14

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has returned to profit, driven by improved product ranges and reduced levels of discounting.

UK: Clothing retailers urged to back living wage Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 13

The countdown to London Fashion Week is being used by labour campaigners and the leader of a Bangladeshi garment union to battle for a living wage for factory workers.

Harnessing homeworkers in the apparel supply chain Petah Marian | 1 Jul 13

Homeworkers are an integral but often invisible part of the apparel supply chain. However, this does not have to be the case, according to speakers at a recent event which aimed to build awareness of the opportunities, risks and realities of using homeworkers.

IRELAND: Monsoon Accessorize exits court rescue process Katie Smith | 17 Jun 13

Apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize Ireland has excited examinership - a process in Irish law where court protection is obtained to assist the survival of a company - in a move that safeguards 200 jobs.

UK: Laura Ashley accused of squeezing suppliers Katie Smith | 25 Mar 13

UK fashion and furnishings retailer Laura Ashley has been accused of "squeezing" its suppliers after asking them for a 10% discount on orders, including those that have already been placed.

UK: Monsoon raids George at Asda for international director Katie Smith | 7 Mar 13

UK retailer Monsoon Accessorize has appointed former George at Asda and Marks & Spencer executive Kevin Rusling as its international director.

IRELAND: Monsoon Accessorize files for court protection Katie Smith | 6 Mar 13

Apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize Ireland has applied to the High Court for examinership after continuing to make losses amid challenging economic conditions and high rent costs.

UK: Monsoon faces criticism over supplier terms Petah Marian | 25 Feb 13

UK retailer Monsoon Accessorize has come under fire from the Forum for Private Business over changes to its payment terms.

UK: Browett to take helm at Monsoon Katie Smith | 15 Feb 13

UK fashion retailer Monsoon Accessorize has appointed John Browett as its new group chief executive officer.

BANGLADESH: Factory workers "struggling to survive" Leonie Barrie | 18 Jul 11

The plight of workers in Bangladesh's garment factories has come under the spotlight again, with a new report claiming thousands of women are working 14 hours a day producing clothes for poverty pay.

just-style management briefing: BRICM countries offer new retail potential | 1 Jun 11

The BRICM countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and Mexico) have long been regarded as sources of cheap quality fabrics and clothes. But as they grow wealthier they are increasingly being regarded as vital international export markets too.

Sri Lanka Design Festival: Quote/unquote Leonie Barrie | 30 Nov 09

A passionate, thought-provoking and stimulating discussion on consumer demand for sustainable fashion kicked off Sri Lanka's first Ethical Fashion Symposium. The event taking place in Colombo this week is part of the inaugural Sri Lanka Design Festival, which aims to put the country on the map as a source of design as well as a manufacturing destination.

Who fares best in the living wage debate? | 8 Oct 09

Based on feedback from 25 major high street brands, the latest ‘Let’s Clean Up Fashion’ report from rights group Labour Behind the Label grades the firms between zero and five based on their progress towards implementing a living wage.

UK: Hudson appointed MD of Monsoon division | 7 Apr 08

UK clothing retailer Monsoon has appointed Matt Hudson as the managing director of the Monsoon division of Monsoon Accessorize.

UK: Peter Simon re-launches Monsoon takeover | 28 Sep 07

Peter Simon, the controversial chairman and founder of fashion retailer Monsoon, has launched a long-awaited bid to take the retailer he founded in 1973 private.

UK: Monsoon full-year profit slips 16% | 26 Jul 07

Retail group Monsoon has reported a 16% decline in full-year profits – citing tougher competition and saying there was little cause for immediate optimism in its outlook.

UK: Monsoon mired in sales weakness | 25 Jan 07

Clothing chain Monsoon said it suffered an 8% same-store sales slide for the eight weeks to 20 January and a 6% drop during the six months to 25 November.

UK: LBL urges Monsoon to deepen commitment to fair trade | 25 Oct 06

Workers’ rights campaigner Labour Behind the Label (LBL) said it cautiously welcomes retailer Monsoon’s new Fairtrade range, but is urging the company to apply fair-trade principles all the way through its supply chain.

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