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Sustainability

UK garment manufacturers fined £90k for underpayment of staff

UK-based garment factory owners have been forced to pay out almost £90,000 to employees for non-payment of minimum wage, figures from HMRC reveal. The data...

Jacket Required “Crafted To Last” talk buoys move to slow fashion

The meteoric rise of fast, cheap and throwaway fashion has created an environmental monster in terms of wastage and pollution. Jacket Required’s "In Talks...

Marks & Spencer wins first ever “vegan-friendly high street retailer” award

Animal rights organisation PETA has awarded Marks & Spencer its first ever vegan-friendly high street retailer award in recognition of its introduction of animal-...

boohoo rapped by ASA for selling real fur as faux

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has released two rulings this morning condemning retailers, including online fast-fashion giant boohoo, for selling real fur as fake. Animal charity...

Katharine Hamnett to deliver keynote speech at Pure London

Iconic designer and activist Katharine Hamnett is promising to delivery a "hard-hitting" keynote speech about the fashion industry when takes to the stage at...

LFW Men’s: Oliver Spencer goes on an eco-Alpine journey

Oliver Spencer is at the start of a new journey for his brand; one which will see him place eco considerations at the heart...

LFW Men’s: Raeburn amps up sustainability message with 10th anniversary collection

Christopher Raeburn has always placed sustainability at the heart of his fashion collections – long before it became fashionable to do so – and...

The Industry Interview: Sarah Kauss, founder, S’well

Recently, a French swimmer swam to Hawaii from Japan claiming he saw "one piece of plastic every three minutes” in the ocean. Benoit Lecomte,...

Christopher Raeburn to star in “Crafted to Last” talk at Jacket...

Famous for his “Remade, Reduced, Recycled” design ethos, Christopher Raeburn is set to take centre stage at Jacket Required at 2pm on Wednesday 23...
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Britons amass £32k of unworn clothing in a lifetime

Britons are hoarding unworn clothing worth tens of thousands of pounds over their lifetime, with the average couple amassing clothes worth more than £32,000...

Bonmarche shares plunge after warning of potential £4m losses

Womenswear chain Bonmarche has seen its shares crash after warning it could slip to a £4m annual loss amid “unprecedented” tough trading conditions. The group’s...

Natural Selection opens flagship in Soho

Sustainability-focused British menswear brand Natural Selection has opened a new flagship 500 sq ft shop at 40 Berwick Street. Announced by central London landlords Shaftesbury,...

Kamani family and boohoo Group donate £500,000 of toys to charity

The Kamani family and boohoo group have donated £500,000 of toys to this year’s Mission Christmas, to help ensure the appeal can help as...
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Watch: Highlights from Fashion Futures Forum in partnership with Avery Dennison

From the movement to make then sell to making on demand, to the revolutionary potential of RFID, and the economic and environmental potential of...

Dame Vivienne Westwood to be honoured at The Fashion Awards

Punk pioneer and ethical fashion activist Dame Vivienne Westwood will be presented with the Swarovski Award for Positive Change at The Fashion Awards 2018...
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Watch: Highlights from Fashion Futures Forum in partnership with Avery Dennison

From the movement to make then sell to making on demand, to the revolutionary potential of RFID, and the economic and environmental potential of...

Chanel drops fur and exotic skins from future creations

The anti-fur movement has won over its biggest name to date – Chanel has announced that it is dropping real fur and exotic skins...

Stella McCartney: “We want to be the house of technology”

Stella McCartney has declared she wants her luxury fashion label to be known as much for its technological innovations as it is for its...