The fashion sector's trend-setting status can help influence change in other industries, but fashion companies also need to ensure that eco and ethical thinking are front of mind for their own commercial health.
Fast-growing VIA Outlets is investing €17.5m in the Sevilla Fashion Outlet in Spain and will add an extra 2,680 sq m to the mall, creating space for 17 major brands to be added to the existing roster of 70+ stores.
Italian police have arrested a Chinese couple accused of running a leather goods business which exploited immigrant workers it employed to make handbags for a Burberry supplier, according to an arrest warrant.
Beneath the office space of Emily in Paris, the trend-setting series, one finds another new French concept; rare sneaker store Kikikickz, the brainchild of two entrepreneurs taking sneaker trading to new heights.
Online sales in the UK fell 9.1% year-on-year last month, although this was against a 61% increase in May 2020. And even with the fall, spend remain strong with sales volumes rising 46% compared to May 2019.