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Covid-19 hampers fashion's circularity drive

A new status report from the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) suggests that despite encouraging progress and continuous introduction of new initi...

Amazon falls short as luxury fashion destination

Though its 'Luxury Stores' designer platform launched in the US in September 2020, Amazon will struggle to cement its place within the luxur...

Digital laggards must act to offset store closures

Permanent store closures were already rife in the retail sector prior to Covid-19 due to spend shifting online, but this has been further in...

Retailers without 'Buy Now, Pay Later' will suffer

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ (BNPL) payment plans such as Klarna, Clearpay, and PayPal Credit have grown increasingly attractive over the past few y...

Latest Interviews

Serai CEO sets out vision for global apparel trade network 12 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

Banking giant HSBC is focusing on the apparel industry with a new digital business-to-business platform that enables retailers and brands, manufacturers and suppliers to build trusted relationships, exchange data, and tap into new technologies. Here, CEO Vivek Ramachandran discusses his ambitious vision for the interconnected global trade network.

A case study in crisis management – What next for PDS Group? 9 Jun 2020

Leonie Barrie

Trust, people and partnerships – key tenets underpinning fashion supplier and sourcing powerhouse PDS Group – have been tested to the limit during the coronavirus pandemic. But they've also stood the business in good stead, helping to not only weather the storm but reposition it to emerge even stronger from the crisis, as founder and vice chairman Pallak Seth explains.

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Mothercare secures GBP19.5m to clear debts 30 Nov 2020

Hannah Abdulla

UK mother and baby goods retailer Mothercare has secured a GBP19.5m (US$26m) loan in order to repay its debts on the back of its half-year results in which it booked a loss resulting from lower sales and higher costs.

Material Exchange nets EUR5m in funding 30 Nov 2020

Beth Wright

Swedish fashion technology company Material Exchange has announced the closing of a EUR5m (US$6m) funding round to accelerate its growth plans.

EU commends sustainable fashion innovators 30 Nov 2020

Beth Wright

A start-up that helps simplify the process of reusing and recycling textile products is among the winners of a competition launched by the European Commission to explore early-stage projects trying to change the way fashion is produced, brought, used and recycled.

Arcadia on brink of administration? 27 Nov 2020

Leonie Barrie

The struggling Arcadia retail group – owner of the Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Burton and Dorothy Perkins brands – is reported to be on the brink of collapse, putting around 13,000 jobs at risk.

Boohoo criticised in spoof Black Friday media campaigns 27 Nov 2020

Leonie Barrie

The UK-based online fashion brand Boohoo faces mounting criticism from campaign groups this Black Friday weekend over allegations of underpaid wages owed to workers in Leicester factories.

Boohoo appoints Sir Leveson to oversee supply chain revamp 26 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

Boohoo has appointed retired judge Sir Brian Leveson to provide independent oversight of the UK online fashion retailer’s Agenda for Change programme as the company looks to drive improvement in its supply chain and business practices.

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