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Italian fashion brands urged to tackle racism

Black fashion designers in Italy have called upon Gucci, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana to commit to eradicating racism in the country’s fashion industry,...
Harrods

Harrods chief executive Michael Ward sees no V-shape recovery

Harrods boss Michael Ward has warned there will be no V-shaped recovery for the UK as tourists stay away from London amid ongoing Covid...
Leicester Boohoo

Boohoo to move 40% of production overseas after Leicester scandal City...

A leading City analyst today predicted online fashion group Boohoo would have to move 40% of its manufacturing base from the UK to combat...
ASOS

ASOS pulled plan to use more Leicester factories due to welfare...

Online fashion retailer ASOS attempted to triple its UK manufacturing operations using more Leicester factories two years ago but quietly scrapped the plan amid...
JD Sports

Face masks “will deter young shoppers” says JD Sports chairman

One of the UK’s biggest retailers has said that making face masks compulsory in shops in England could deter shoppers from visiting stores. Peter Cowgill,...
Karen Millen

Karen Millen hits out at “greed” of fast fashion in wake...

The founder of Karen Millen today hit out at the state of the fashion industry in the wake of sweatshop allegations engulfing the brand’s...
Laura Ashley

Second administrator to scrutinise Laura Ashley collapse

The pensions rescue service has forced the appointment of a second administrator to scrutinise the finances of Laura Ashley prior to its collapse into...
John Lewis

Sharon White’s radicalism at John Lewis is sorely needed

Department stores have been in decline for years; the rise of online retailing is relentless; and the pandemic is accelerating shopping trends. Even so,...
Boohoo

Boohoo bleeds value as UK supply chain scrutiny intensifies

Shares in online fashion retailer Boohoo have lost almost half their market value in little over a week as it grapples allegations about illegal...
Laura Ashley

Failed brands try to fashion a new life online

Other than being fashion failures, what do Laura Ashley, Karen Millen, Coast, Oasis and Warehouse have in common? Despite collapsing and closing all their stores, the...
Tati

Tati, much loved French retailer shuts up shop in Paris

Tati, the much-loved cut-price clothing chain that has been a French retail institution for more than 70 years, is to close its original –...
Beyonce Adidas

The business of running: Trainer sales and fitness apps boom in...

Running in the UK has been booming for years, with Parkrun events attracting hundreds of thousands each Saturday and amateur athletes comparing their fastest...