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Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Edinburgh Woollen Mill cancels dividend as it eyes ailing rivals

Philip Day’s Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) has cancelled its dividend payout this year as it prepares to buy up rival retailers battered by tough...
Lyocell

Pulp fabric: everything you need to know about lyocell

First produced commercially in Mobile, Alabama almost 30 years ago, lyocell is currently enjoying a lot of attention as a plant-based fibre used for...
YouGov Primark

Shopping with us greener than online, claims Primark’s owner

The owner of Primark has defended the fast-fashion industry and said that shopping on the high street was more environmentally friendly than online delivery...
Gender free fashion

The future is fluid as labels sign up for gender-free fashion

When two of the biggest pop stars on the planet sign up to a fashion movement, you know something must be afoot. On Wednesday,...
Steve Madden

Steve Madden eyes UK shoe store openings

Steve Madden, the US footwear tycoon, has said his eponymous brand will look to expand in the UK after it this week opened its...
Oxford Street West End

West End retailers set to see higher Christmas footfall and £2.5bn...

West End retailers can expect Christmas sales to match the £2.5 billion made last year, despite heightened political and economic uncertainty, new research showed...
Black Friday

Black Friday: Brands opt out for environment reasons

More than 300 clothing brands are asking shoppers not to buy anything in the Black Friday sales because of environmental reasons. The Make Friday Green...
Farfetch

Farfetch sinks as analysts warn it is “no Uber of luxury...

Shares in online luxury fashion platform Farfetch were hit after analysts poured doubt over the future of the business and claimed it is "no Uber...
Andy Murray Castore

Andy Murray launches his first sportswear range … and it’s all...

Since his retirement announcement in January, tennis and sports-lovers alike have been waiting with baited breath to see where Andy Murray would go next. After...
Superdry Julian Dunkerton

Interview: Superdry’s Julian Dunkerton – how the fashion boss aims to...

If you want to wind up Julian Dunkerton, ask him how his shops are doing. “We’re a brand, mate, not a retailer,” he deadpans,...
Clarks

“Significant stress” forces Clarks into store closures

Widening losses and a sharp fall in sales have prompted Clarks to warn that it is under “significant stress” and will make a “meaningful”...
Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger sales and profits step up

Upmarket footwear firm Kurt Geiger has defied High Street gloom and notched up sales and profit growth, new accounts show. The chain, which was founded...