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Allbirds

Footballer who became a champion of sustainable chic

After his playing career was cut short, Tim Brown built a $1 billion business by making trainers that are the opposite of flash. A...

Struggling retail sector sheds thousands of jobs

About 57,000 retail workers lost their jobs last year, according to an assessment that underscores the problems on Britain’s high streets. Only a fortnight after...
H&M

H&M checks for links to Chinese prison after Tesco Christmas card...

A second high street giant has investigated whether its products were made in a Chinese jail, it emerged yesterday. The claim arose as a former...
YouGov Primark

Shopping with us greener than online, claims Primark’s owner

The owner of Primark has defended the fast-fashion industry and said that shopping on the high street was more environmentally friendly than online delivery...
Clarks

“Significant stress” forces Clarks into store closures

Widening losses and a sharp fall in sales have prompted Clarks to warn that it is under “significant stress” and will make a “meaningful”...
Shop Direct Very

Shop Direct “on verge of rescue deal”

Advisers to the billionaire Barclay family have insisted that the tycoons are only days away from agreeing a crucial £150 million of financing needed...
Mamas & Papas

Mamas & Papas takes baby steps to company sale

Mamas & Papas has hired advisers to explore a sale of the nursery and baby accessories chain as the high street downturn takes its...
Asos

Short-sellers turn up pressure on ASOS shares

ASOS, the trailblazer of British online fashion, fell this morning after it came under further pressure from short-sellers. Along with other hedge funds, Gladstone Capital Management...
Sports Direct JD Sports

Michael Murray, head of elevation at Sports Direct, tells how brands...

“I’m not just the guy who presses the button in the lift,” Michael Murray says about his unusual role as “head of elevation” at...
Farfetch

Farfetch plunges 40% over deal to buy Off-White fashion brand’s owner

The streetwear clothing brand Off-White counts the celebrities Beyoncé and Kylie Jenner as fans, but Farfetch investors were less enthused after the online luxury...
Nobody's Child

The £35 guilt‑free dress by Nobody’s Child, the ethical fast fashion...

You’ve swapped your plastic straws for paper ones, your water bottle for a flask and you get a zealous glint in your eye when...
Influencer

Influencer fraud costs sponsors £1bn a year

Influencer fraud, in which celebrities acquire fake followers on platforms such as Instagram to inflate their fanbase, is costing brands more than £1 billion...