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Start-ups & Innovation

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...
James Harford-Tyrer Cudoni

Luxury resale site Cudoni wins multi-million pound investment

Cudoni has secured further investment, including from retail veteran Andrew Jennings, taking the total funds raised by the luxury resale site to £4.6m. Daily Mail...
Allbirds Apparel

Allbirds launches first clothing collection

Sustainable footwear brand Allbirds has launched its first apparel range, expanding its offering beyond footwear and accessories. To create its apparel line, the brand has...
ScienceMagic.Inc

The Communications Store chiefs launch new agency, ScienceMagic.Inc

Julietta Dexter and Daniel Marks, the CEO and Chief Creative Officer at The Communications Store, have teamed up with former CEO of The Guardian...
Coral Eyewear

Coral Eyewear becomes first UK company to launch glasses made with...

Sustainability focused start-up Coral Eyewear has become the first UK-based company to create and launch a collection of glasses and sunglasses made with ECONYL...

The Campaign For Wool launches Wool Week 2020 with student design...

The Prince of Wales' Campaign For Wool has launched Wool Week 2020 with the return of its much-loved Student Design Competition.  The competition brings together leading brands...

Increase speed-to-market and improve supply chain efficiencies with CGS

The global COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many trends in fashion and retail from the shift to digital shopping, the casualisation of our wardrobes, due...
Garmentry

Menswear rental marketplace Garmentry to launch in 2021

A new menswear rental marketplace, Garmentry, is due to launch in the UK in January 2021. Founded by CEO Callum Bramley, a British technology expert,...
Seven Dials

Shaftesbury launches “Start Up with Seven Dials” pop-up initiative for brands...

London landlord Shaftesbury has today announced the launch of an all-new retail initiative, called "Start Up with Seven Dials", giving brands “born from the...