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Start-ups & Innovation

Zip, Buy Now Pay Later

Buy Now, Pay Later service Zip launches in the UK

Buy Now, Pay Later provider Zip has today announced its arrival in the UK across many retail sectors including fashion, health, beauty, homeware and entertainment.
Nudea

Nudea secures second round of funding to grow fit-centric offer

Online underwear brand Nudea has won a further £600,000 in seed funding from a new pool of investors, as it’s unique fit-centric model proves a hit
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
Tommy Hilfiger // FutureLearn

Tommy Hilfiger partners with learning platform FutureLearn for social impact course...

PVH Corp owned Tommy Hilfiger has announced a partnership with online learning platform FutureLearn on a series of social impact courses hosted by the brands campaign ambassadors Jameela Jamil, Mogli, Kiddy Smile, Compton Cowboys and Indya Moore.
BFC NEWGEN TikTok

BFC partners with TikTok for NEWGEN talent scheme

The British Fashion Council has announced TikTok, the social media application for short-form videos, as principal partner of its talent identification scheme, NEWGEN. NEWGEN is
Mark Bage

The interview: Mark Bage, CEO of Not Studio and Founder of...

Ex-Coggles CEO Mark Bage has launched a premium sneaker platform called Sneak in Peace after spotting a gap in the market for people who want premium sneakers from some of the finest designers and brands in the world - curated with a real eye for every detail.
Seven Dials

£150,000 of new funding offered for London businesses

Power to Change and Co-operatives UK, supported by the Mayor of London, has launched a new funding pilot designed to boost the capital’s high streets

Heist appoints Natasja Giezen-Smith as CEO

Heist, the disruptive underwear and hosiery brand, has promoted Natasja Giezen-Smith to the role of CEO as co-founder and former CEO Toby Darbyshire steps into the role of chairman.
Farleigh.io

Sustainable shopping platform Farleigh.io to launch this month

London-based conscious, sustainable social shopping platform Farleigh.io is to launch later this month, allowing users to buy, sell and curate items through virtual shop windows.
Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery

The Interview: Carrie Dennahy, Founder of Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery  

In 2015 Carrie Dennahy took the bold decision to cast off her successful corporate buying role and set up her own e-commerce brand. Six years on and the leap has proved to be well-worth the risk, with the Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery business booming thanks to a growing list of customers, including high-profile celebrity clients, who are drawn to its uniquely designed pieces and ethos. Launched to fill a perceived gap in the market for beautiful, ethically-crafted jewellery, at an affordable price point, the brand is powered by Carrie, who together with her small and agile team, are adept at responding to changing customer demands and today’s challenging
Express Building

Huckletree launches programme to support North West fashion startups

Creative workspace and accelerator Huckletree is to launch an initiative to help support local fashion entrepreneurs and businesses, offering work space and mentoring at its...
Tommy Hilfiger Challenge

Tommy Hilfiger opens applications for Fashion Frontier Challenge 2021

Tommy Hilfiger has announced that applications for the third edition of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge will open from today until 8 March...
TheIndustry.fashion

Happy holidays and best wishes for a more peaceful and prosperous...

TheIndustry.fashion would like to wish all of our readers, partners and supporters all the very best for the festive season and a more peaceful...

PODCAST: True CEO & Co-founder, Matt Truman

IN DETAIL: the new Podcast from TheIndustry.fashion in which we get under the hood of the industry and examine the business & consumer trends that
Virtual Try-on

Virtual try-on can future-proof retail

Virtual try-on is on the rise and if you think it’s just a fad, get ready to be left behind. Recent advances in the...
Sian Conway, Ethical Hour

Shoppers urged to look beyond big box retailers this Black Friday...

The UK’s small business community is urging shoppers to put ethics before excess this festive season by buying from small companies with an ethical...

Former Thomas Pink COO joins The Shirt Society as Product Development...

Ambitious Manchester start-up The Shirt Society has announced the appointment of ex-Thomas Pink (now Pink Shirtmaker) Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Missguided board advisor,...
Lone Design Club

Westfield and Fashion District announce winners of Retail Futures 2020 Innovation...

Westfield and Fashion District have announced the winners of the Retail Futures 2020 Innovation Prize, alongside runners-up and a special commendation. Created by Fashion District...
Graduate Fashion Foundation

Graduate Fashion Foundation announces 10 new global ambassadors

Graduate Fashion Foundation has announced 10 new global ambassadors are joining the charity this October 2020, including iconic designers, sustainability activists and marketing experts. Best...

The Interview: Eileen Willett and Nancy Zeffman, co-founders Cucumber Clothing

Eileen Willett and Nancy Zeffman, whose backgrounds are in fashion and advertising, were friends for 20 years before they decided to take the plunge...