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The Future of Formalwear: now that “fleece fatigue” has set in,...

Formalwear has taken a particular battering during the pandemic, with venues closed, events off and occasions massively restricted, but is there a brighter post-Covid-19 future ahead for smart dressing and formalwear sales?

Mytheresa Q2 sales up 32.9% year-on-year

Mytheresa, the newly listed online luxury group, has posted Q2 sales up 32.9% year-on-year as it capitalised on the shift to digital brought about by the global pandemic.
Glow knitwear, one of the first businesses on eBay for Change

eBay to invest in small businesses to support disadvantaged communities

eBay UK has announced a three year multi-million pound training and finance support package for retail businesses within the social enterprise sector. The ‘eBay for
Cashmere Goats John Lewis

John Lewis to fund sustainable cashmere programme in Inner Mongolia

John Lewis is funding a three-year programme run by the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), to support the expansion of the its new Cashmere Standard from Mongolia to the Inner Mongolia region of China. 
Marks & Spencer Clearpay

Clearpay reports robust start to 2021 with surge in sales and...

UK underlying sales through Clearpay hit $0.8bn in the first half of 2021, up 288% year on year, the company, known as Afterpay outside of the UK, has revealed.
Allbirds Plant Leather

Allbirds unveils world’s first 100% natural plant-based leather alternative

San Francisco based footwear and apparel company, Allbirds, has unveiled Plant Leather – the world’s first 100% natural plant-based leather alternative. The leather alternative is
N Brown Group

N Brown Group chairman to step down

N Brown Group, owners of brands including JD Williams, Jacamo and Simply Be, has announced that Matt Davies will step down as Chairman, effective 31
Barbara Hulanicki HULA

Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki is back with a new label HULA

Barbara Hulanicki, founder of the legendary Biba label, is back with a new brand HULA which she has launched in collaboration with fashion technology platform BrandLab 360.
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The Changing Retail Survey 2021. Have your say + win an...

Our aim is to capture the mood of the UK Retail industry as we go through continued change. We are interested in your priorities, your concerns, and how you are changing to better serve your customers and thrive in the next normal.

Primark to take £1.1bn lockdown hit but expects big spending when...

Primark parent Associated British Foods (ABF) believes the value fashion giant will have lost out on sales of £1.1bn as a result of the increased Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns of the past six months.

UK’s leading etailers promise to create 10,000 jobs as they team...

ASOS, Boohoo, Gymshark and THG are among the founder members of a new business association designed to champion the UK e-commerce sector and support the efforts of physical retailers in their transition to a digital-first model.
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UK footfall set to rise 47.9% when non-essential retail reopens in...

Footfall across the UK is set to jump +47.9% when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality reopens in England from 12 April, according to retail experts Springboard.
Stone Island

Moncler acquires remaining 30% stake of Stone Island

Moncler has entered in to an agreement with Venezio Investments Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Ltd., to acquire the remaining 30% stake of Stone Island’s parent group, Sportswear Company S.p.A. (SPW) for €345 million.
Christine Kasoulis

John Lewis confirms departure of Buying Director of Fashion

John Lewis has confirmed Buying Director of Fashion, Christine Kasoulis, is to leave the business this spring to focus on her MBA degree.
British Fashion Council

British Fashion Council to address sustainability at Expo 2020 Dubai

British Fashion Council's CEO Caroline Rush is one of the headline speakers announced for a program of events exploring the future of fashion and retail,
Red Wing

Red Wing launches new “Out of Fashion” global campaign

US footwear brand Red Wing has just launched a new global campaign titled “Out of Fashion”, set to run across all the brand’s social channels

Brand Machine Group appoints Ian Bristow as CTO and COO

Brand Machine Group (BMG) has appointed Ian Bristow in a newly created role of joint Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the
Rishi Sunak in House of Commons

Furlough and COVID-19 business support set to be extended until May

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly planning to extend furlough and other business support until May, ensuring most businesses can survive through the planned roadmap out of lockdown.
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Fast-fashion microfibres harmful to lung health scientists warn

Microplastics from “fast fashion” textiles such as nylon and polyester could be harming lungs and inhibiting the lungs’ ability to repair damage caused by conditions such as Covid-19, scientists have warned.
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Non-essential retail to re-open in Scotland by end of April

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the country's exit from lockdown today, which would see non-essential retail opened by 26 April.