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Half of fast fashion made from plastics, new study finds

Fast fashion retailers are being urged to dramatically increase their use of recycled materials after a new study found that half of the clothes sold on popular websites were made from virgin plastics.

In Perspective: How to get customers into a loyalty loop

The search for the right garment or shoe often starts with a question, rather than going straight to blue jeans or black shoes. “I like what this influencer is wearing but I’ve never heard of that brand before, what else do they sell?”; or, “I like these shoes, I wonder how the sizing runs?” And it is typical for the questions to pile up until the customer is so confused that they either buy the wrong item or give up altogether.

Just Around the Corner upsizes venue amid growing brand list

Menswear appointment only ‘order writing event’ Just Around the Corner (JATC) has announced it is moving to a larger location - at The Boiler House in east London’s Brick Lane - for its first physical event in 18 months between 19-21 July, 2021, due to “unprecedented demand.”
Eric Musgrave

In My View by Eric Musgrave: Online Independence

Fourteen months of lockdown has caused lots of us rethink lots of things. One of my biggest changes has been in my opinion of independent fashion retailers selling online.

Are we set to enter a new “age of independents”?

When a mighty oak falls the sunlight blazes in. The resulting glade sees green shoots appear with all manner of species stimulated to grow and compete for this finite opportunity.

In-depth: the SS21 trends retailers are backing to get the fashion...

Fashion trends, remember those? A collection of styled fashion ideas and images to push product onto consumers and allow buyers to focus and buy deeper on particular SKUs and styles.

IN PERSPECTIVE: Embrace technologies that will drive your brand today, tomorrow,...

Customer Convenience and Loyalty Keep customers engaged by delivering a OneStop digital experience. We live in a world of instant access, instant satisfaction, instant communication,
Retail sales Primark

Retail sales soar as shoppers welcomed back to stores with clothing...

Retailers enjoyed a surge in spending as shoppers flocked to high streets, and in particular to clothing stores, following the easing of restrictions that led to the re-opening of non-essential stores on 12 April after months of enforced closures.
Adam Brown Orlebar Brown

The Interview: Adam Brown, founder, Orlebar Brown

Ahead of sharing his best advice on utilising data insights to understand customers and minimise business costs as a key speaker at 10am tomorrow morning, 20 May, as part of Vodafone Group’s #ThoseWhoDare week-long virtual event which began on Monday to help support SME’s, Orlebar Brown founder, Adam Brown, gives an insight in to his business, how it’s grown and how it has fared during the pandemic.
Bethany Williams

London Fashion Week confirms dates for June and September events

London Fashion Week has confirmed that its next "digital-first" event will take place from Saturday 12 June to Monday 14 June.
Micam

MICAM in Milan to return in September

International footwear fair MICAM has confirmed the show in Milan will go ahead from 19-21 September, 2021.
Crocs

In-depth: Just how did Crocs become so cool?

The Marmite of footwear, the humble Croc has suffered much derision since its inception in 2002. Over 600 million pairs later, its fugly cool has struck the right lockdown note with sales booming. The latest global figures for 2020 reveal an incredible 69 million pairs sold, full year sales of $1.386 billion and a 12.6% revenue increase in 2020 vs 2019. So, how did Crocs get it so right?

The Interview: Sam Jones, founder and creative director, Raíz Atelier

Sam Jones has had a long and illustrious career in footwear buying and now, fuelled by a passion for sustainable fashion and 70s style, she has launched her own brand Raíz Atelier.
Garry Wall

The Interview: Garry Wall – Global General Manager, Quiksilver

In March 2021, outdoor clothing brand Quiksilver launched a new sustainable clothing collection called Made Better, manufactured using eco-friendly processes to reduce carbon emissions, use less water and energy and drive a positive change to the fashion industry.
Eric Musgrave

In My View by Eric Musgrave: Service not included

The phrase I have heard most often from business leaders I have interviewed in the 40-plus years I have worked in the industry is: “We pride ourselves in giving great service.”

In-Depth: revealing the male lingerie trend

Underwear sales have flown during lockdown and a new trend has emerged in men’s under garments - lingerie. Brands such as SDL intimates, Moot and Exterface are catering for this new demand and promoting a fresh male image.
Trade show

PREMIUM and SEEK trade shows cancelled for second year

The PREMIUM GROUP in Berlin has cancelled its PREMIUM and SEEK trade shows for this summer season, as well the FASHIONTECH conference.

In Focus: Connected, comfortable, omnichannel – reigniting a love of physical...

Customer-obsessed innovator Hazel Morton leads the UK marketing team at Critizr, the business behind Europe’s leading Customer Interaction Management platform. Named in CX Network’s 30
Adidas

In-Depth: Horti-couture – how will the gardening/fashion crossover trend grow?

When did getting dirt under your finger nails become so de rigueur? While Capability Brown sounds like a colour by Farrow & Ball, according to IMRG, The UK's Online Retail Association, home and garden sales soared 74% year-on-year in 2020. 
Scoop X Pure

Scoop and Pure relocate to the Old Truman Brewery for September...

London trade shows Scoop and Pure London have relocated to The Old Truman Brewery, in Shoreditch, for their next edition, which takes place from 7-9 September.