Major clothing and footwear brands are failing to tackle the exploitation of vulnerable workers in their supply chains, according to a new report by Know The Chain. The benchmark test - which measured 43 global companies’ efforts to address forced labour - gave the apparel and footwear sector an overall […]

UPDATEChanel has become the first luxury fashion house to turn its back on exotic animal pelts such as lizard, crocodile and snake skin, in a move hailed by animal rights groups Tuesday. Its head of fashion Bruno Pavlovsky declared that it "would no longer use exotic skins in our future creations", […]

Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo has been named the World’s Simplest fashion brand in the annual study from Siegel+Gale, which ranks companies who deliver on their promise for simple, clear, and intuitive experiences. For this 2018 study, Siegel+Gale asked more than 15,000 people across nine countries […]

British performance swimwear brand, Maru is partnering with the Sea Life Trust, a global charity dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and the marine life that lives within them, on a new range of eco swimwear that will help fund projects to reduce ocean plastic waste. Maru, which has set itself […]

The British Fashion Council has announced that British retailer Browns will be sponsoring its NewGen initiative, which offers emerging designers financial support, showcasing opportunities and mentoring. Holli Rogers, chief executive of Browns said in a statement: “We are thrilled to be partnering with […]

To achieve key sustainability goals, leading Swedish fashion chains such as H&M, Kappahl, Peak Performance among others, have joined hands with The Sustainable Fashion Academy for the "Swedish textile initiative for climate action" (STICA). Through this initiative, these apparel companies would focus […]

It’s safe to say that digitisation has well and truly arrived in the fashion industry. New and innovative ways of designing clothes using 3D software don’t only save money, it also gets products on store shelves faster. Hugo Boss is no stranger to this tech-savvy designing approach, with the German […]

Ted Baker’s founder Ray Kelvin has found himself under fire after staff launched an online petition to stop a culture of “forced hugging” at the company. The petition, launched by the UK brand’s employees, accuses the 62-year-old of making staff feel “uncomfortable” through his “forced hugs and kisses”. […]

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