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Boohoo faces more challenges as it seeks new auditor

19 October 2020 | Michelle Russell

UK online fashion retailer Boohoo is facing more challenges this week after it emerged that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is stepping down as its auditor, following a recent investigation linking some of the company's suppliers to money laundering and VAT fraud.... read more


Matalan cautious as Q2 profits slump by almost a third

14 October 2020 | Michelle Russell

UK value clothing retailer Matalan has booked a decline in second-quarter earnings and issued a cautious outlook amid the reinstatement of Government restrictions due to Covid-19.... read more


Boohoo insists leadership committed to delivering change – Update

6 October 2020 | Michelle Russell

UK online fashion retailer Boohoo has said its leadership is "absolutely committed" to delivering change, despite calls by UK MP Liz Kendall for the replacement of the company's chair and CEO after an independent investigation into its supply chain found evidence of illegal work conditions.... read more


Matalan moves to Q1 loss as sales slump

21 July 2020 | Michelle Russell

UK value clothing retailer Matalan has moved to a loss in its first-quarter and booked a slump in sales as the closure of its store estate due to Covid-19 hit results.... read more


Quiz latest to offload Leicester supplier amid "modern slavery" allegations

13 July 2020 | Michelle Russell

Quiz has become the second UK fast fashion retailer in the last week to launch an investigation into one of its Leicester-based suppliers following allegations of non-compliance with living wage requirements, while reports have emerged nearly 10,000 modern slaves could be working in the city.... read more


Boohoo investigation could have lasting impact on transparency in fashion

8 July 2020 | Michelle Russell

Boohoo's share price slumped 22% in morning trading today (8 July) as a growing number of retailers ditched the group's brands from their websites over claims of exploitation and unsafe conditions at one of its UK supplier factories. Analysts have questioned where Boohoo goes from here and how it will affect fashion's transparency problem.... read more


Leicester clothing suppliers in spotlight for lockdown breaches

1 July 2020 | Michelle Russell

Reports have emerged of "shocking" working conditions at clothing factories in the UK city of Leicester, which are said to have continued to operate at full capacity during lockdown primarily to sustain orders from their biggest customer, Boohoo.... read more


Brands still failing to deliver on responsible viscose sourcing

20 November 2019 | Michelle Russell

A new report has found that while the issue of responsible viscose production is now firmly on the agenda of the fashion industry, there are still brands and retailers failing to deliver on responsible sourcing.... read more


Matalan rating downgraded on profit "concerns"

5 February 2016 | Michelle Russell

Value fashion and homewares retailer Matalan has had its ratings outlook downgraded by Moody's over concerns about the company's ability to reverse the decline in profitability in its current fiscal.... read more


UK: Matalan makes payment to Rana Plaza fund

31 July 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.... read more


UK: Matalan defends its position on Bangladesh

29 July 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.... read more


ITALY/BANGLADESH: Benetton defends its position on Bangladesh

3 April 2014 | Michelle Russell

Italian fashion firm Benetton has moved to defend its position on Bangladesh following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.... read more


UK: North Face firm on commitment to supplier wages

2 April 2014 | Michelle Russell

The North Face says it remains committed to ensuring its suppliers meet the group's ethical standards despite a report accusing the outdoor wear brand of failing workers by not paying a living wage.... read more


ASIA: Retailers highlighted for failing supply chain workers

31 March 2014 | Michelle Russell

European retailers including Debenhams, Matalan and North Face are failing workers in their supply chain by not paying a living wage, according to a new brand survey.... read more


BANGLADESH: Contributions call stepped up as funds fall short

26 March 2014 | Michelle Russell

Campaigners are stepping up their calls for brands to pay into the Rana Plaza compensation fund after it was revealed to just-style that less than 20% of the amount required to make payments to all workers has so far been received.... read more