Boohoo independent review finds ‘many failings’ in UK supply chain
Boohoo has said “many failings” have been found in its UK supply chain after the completion of an independent review launched in July following claims of poor working conditions. In July, an undercover investigation by The Sunday Times alleged that some of the Leicester factories supplying clothing to Boohoo were paying workers just 3.50 pounds...
15 hours ago
A resilient tone marks the American Image Awards 2020
The horrors of Covid hung over this year’s American Image Awards and that’s what made the first virtual gala of the annual glitzy event all the more compelling to watch. This year has marked us, not only in terms of a country that has just surpassed 200,000 deaths, but in fashion, as one of the hardest hit industries. The event was hosted by CNN...
Sep. 24, 2020
Study: 158,000 jobs and 13,000 apparel and textile companies could disappear by 2021
An unprecedented disruption of retail, production and trade like the current one could send the European textile and apparel industry into a tailspin. In its recent report “Bruised but not beaten, Europe’s textile industry is a perfect candidate for a greener and digital recovery”, credit insurance company Euler Hermes predicts turnover to fall...
16 hours ago
Suit Direct opens Birmingham flagship store, eyes further expansion
Formalwear retailer Suit Direct is to begin an ambitious expansion plan after opening a new flagship store in Birmingham this week. The company, which is part of the Baird Group, is looking to open 10 city-centre stores by the end of 2020 and up to 25 stores within the next 18 months, The Business Desk reports. “With a focus on greater...
16 hours ago
Chanel issues bond for climate goals
Chanel has raised a 699-million-dollar bond with clauses linked to its environmental and climate goals. The news was reported by Reuters. As sustainability continues to be one of the key topics in the fashion industry, Chanel is making sure it’s on board with the industry shift to going green. The company is working on switching away from less...
8 hours ago
New CEO for Patagonia
Patagonia has announced several new leadership changes. Ryan Gellert, for example, has been appointed to CEO of Patagonia Works, the parent company of the fashion brand Patagonia. The brand itself will now be led by Jenna Johnson, who was appointed as head of Patagonia Inc., according to a press release from Patagonia Works. “I am honoured and...
9 hours ago