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Fashion industry news, fashion business news and fashion industry articles from trusted sources from around the web.
JD Sports

UK could face shortage of trainers and leisurewear as Covid fuels...

The UK could face shortages of sports shoes, track pants and stretchy leggings as retailers and suppliers struggle to keep up with a pandemic-related...
ASOS

Asos to launch budget brand as 20-somethings face economic impact of...

Asos is planning to launch a budget brand, the fast fashion retailer announced this morning as it warned that its core 20-something audience were...
Boohoo

Boohoo to give evidence in new fast fashion probe

Boohoo has said it will give evidence to MPs following up on an inquiry into the fast fashion industry and textile waste.The online retailer,...
Liberty Gucci

Why Liberty’s nostalgic prints are having a fashion moment

My autumn wish list currently comprises a handful of Liberty-print dresses – and not much else. I know this is hardly groundbreaking fashion news,...
Leicester Boohoo

Major Boohoo shareholders fail to denounce CEO over Leicester factory conditions

Boohoo’s major shareholders today failed to denounce the fast fashion firm’s bosses following a report into poor working practices at Leicester clothing factories.Leicester West...
Chanel Bond Street

Chanel buys Bond Street store after getting coronavirus loan

Chanel has bought its showpiece store on Bond Street after borrowing millions of pounds from the Bank of England’s emergency coronavirus lending scheme.The perfume...
High streets task force clothing retailers

Retailers have “weaponised” the use of CVAs, claim angry landlords

Top landlords have hit out at retailers for “weaponising” a controversial restructuring technique as part of a bid to cut costs.The British Property Federation...
DW Sports Frasers Group

DW Sports administration: full list of stores and gyms to remain...

Sports retail tycoon Mike Ashley this week spent £37 million buying assets from bust DW Sports, the business founded by his longstanding rival Dave...
Selfridges

Selfridges boss Anne Pitcher on the toughest gig in the world

By 7.30am, the “corner shop” within Selfridges’ flagship store in London is already a frenzy of activity. Workers are ferrying in fixtures to the...
Bond Street West End

Britain’s luxury goods sector calls on government to help get tourists...

Britain’s luxury goods industry has called on the government to urgently work on getting high-spending tourists and workers back into the capital, ahead of...

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...