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DUMEBI, Barbara Biosah

Luxury womenswear brand DUMEBI launches Sickle Cell awareness foundation

Owner of British Luxury womenswear clothing brand DUMEBI, Barbara Biosah, has launched a non-profit awareness foundation, Gideon’s Treasure Foundation, dedicated to spreading awareness and supporting people living with Sickle Cell Anaemia.

PODCAST: Skye Harrison Co-founder, KHOEO

Skye Harrison is Co-founder of fashion & beauty PR and wholesale agency K&H Communications, and along her business partner Charlie Boud, has set up KHOEO, a new e-commerce business based on collaboration between brands, designers and influencers operating a lower-risk drop-ship model.
Social Tourist

Hollister launches new fashion brand Social Tourist

Hollister, a division of Abercrombie and Fitch, has announced the launch of a new apparel brand, Social Tourist, with social media personalities Charli and Dixie D’Amelio.
Thriftify

Charity shop marketplace Thriftify launches in UK

Thriftify, the only dedicated online marketplace connecting charity shops with consumers, has announced its UK-wide launch, having already launched its service in Ireland.

Footfall on the up but will not return to pre-pandemic levels...

Retailers are unlikely to see a return to pre-pandemic numbers of customers “anytime soon” despite the beginnings of a recovery after non-essential shops reopened, new figures suggest.
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.”

Deichmann partners with Barnardo’s on “Best Foot Forward” shoe donation scheme

German footwear retailer Deichmann, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in the UK this year and now has over 100 stores nationwide, has teamed up with children’s charity Barnardo’s on a brand-first school shoe donation scheme called "Best Foot Forward".

Former John Lewis boss Paula Nickolds joins Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s has hired the former boss of John Lewis to take charge of its clothing and homeware operations.
Browns Focus

Browns Focus relaunches to champion new designers

Luxury designer fashion retailer Browns is today, 6 May, relaunching its Browns Focus concept in store and online to support and nurture new design talent.
Joules

Joules announces new sustainability-linked financing facility

Joules, the premium British lifestyle brand, has announced that it has extended its current funding arrangements with Barclays to September 2024, which includes a £25 million revolving credit facility and £9 million term loan, and has converted the facility to an ESG-linked financing arrangement.
Making The Cut Season 2

Amazon’s Making the Cut reveals release date and designers for second...

Global fashion competition Making The Cut has announced its return date and competing designers for the shows second season on Amazon Prime Video. The competition
Superdry

Superdry sees “light at end of the tunnel” as sales growth...

Superdry has said it can “clearly see the light at the end of the tunnel” as it returned to sales growth amid the reopening of stores across the UK.

Reopening of non-essential retail in April delivered huge uplift in UK...

Footfall in April 2021 was -32.7% lower than in pre-pandemic April 2019, compared with -55.2% in March, following the reopening of non-essential retail and clearly significant pent-up consumer demand for bricks and mortar stores.
Next Oxford Street

Next hikes profit targets as high street reopenings spark sales bounce

High street giant Next has lifted its profit targets for the year after recent sales bounced above expectations.

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.
Jenny Holloway

ASOS and Fashion-Enter partner with Kornit Digital on sustainable, on-demand textiles...

Online fashion giant ASOS has partnered with UK fashion manufacturer Fashion-Enter have partnered to implement sustainable, on-demand textiles manufacturing using Kornit Digital printing technology.
Intermix

Gap Inc. agrees sale of Intermix

Gap Inc. has announced it has entered into an agreement to sell onmi-channel fashion boutique Intermix to private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners, with the intention to acquire the entire business, including all store leases, e-commerce and assets.

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2021 winner revealed

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has today announced Bethany Williams as the winner of the 2021 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund (BFCVDFF).
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.
Sosandar

Sosandar appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Sosandar, the online women's fashion brand, has announced the appointment of Steve Dilks to the Company's Board as Chief Financial Officer, with immediate effect.