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Lyocell

Pulp fabric: everything you need to know about lyocell

First produced commercially in Mobile, Alabama almost 30 years ago, lyocell is currently enjoying a lot of attention as a plant-based fibre used for...
Debenhams

Mike Ashley tells MPs to investigate collapse of Debenhams

Mike Ashley has stepped up his campaign for an investigation into the collapse of Debenhams, claiming MPs are more interested in their own PR...
Brexit EU Walpole

UK tweaks tariffs amid no-deal Brexit countdown

The government has announced changes to British tariffs on lorries, bioethanol and clothing in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Revisions to the temporary tariff...
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer to offer “buy now, pay later” option online

Marks & Spencer is to offer a “buy now, pay later” option to online shoppers as part of a plan to modernise its struggling...
E-commerce

One in five of us do it, but is “wardrobing” ever...

tep into your local post office during your lunch break and you will see them: queues of shoppers, packages in hand, waiting to return...
Fashion

Hi-tech, hyperlocal and 3D printed: a proposition for the future of...

The shameful human and environmental cost of fashion has been well documented. Clearly, the system is woefully broken, as the journalist Dana Thomas writes...
Mike Ashley Sports Direct

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley faces shareholder rebellion

Mike Ashley faces a shareholder rebellion after the advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services joined calls for Sports Direct investors to vote against his continuing...
Isabel Toledo

Isabel Toledo, fashion designer favored by Michelle Obama, dies at age...

Isabel Toledo, the Cuban American fashion designer with an avant-garde flair who created Michelle Obama’s distinctive lemongrass- colored sheath dress and matching overcoat for...
Hush

Clothing brand Hush sees rapid growth in backlash against fast fashion

PrettyLittleThing and Missguided have hit the big time selling £5 dresses and £1 bikinis to the youth market but another online British brand, Hush,...
Amazon

Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled

Amazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled in the UK. While supermarkets...
Dr Martens

Oh so pretty … political upheaval credited for Dr Martens sales...

Its footwear has been stomping down British high streets for nearly 60 years but Dr Martens is reporting record sales as fresh political upheaval...
Secondhand

How secondhand clothes can save student budgets – and the planet

It may be cheap and on-trend but fast fashion isn’t the answer for cash-strapped students. For Mia Smith, a fashion communication student at Liverpool...