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M&S expands shoe brands offer as it targets major footwear growth
M&S is making a big play for British consumers’ footwear spend and is adding more third-party footwear labels to its Brands At M&S offer with a focus on summer shoes that can help it in a season in which it lags.
Stella McCartney adds more new materials, makes first bag from banana plants
As interest in leather alternatives and other eco-friendly materials for accessories grows, Stella McCartney has launched its first-ever bag made from banana plants as part of its autumn 2023 collection.
The Big Issue launches tees with Macdonald, Preen
Socially-focused media business Big Issue Group has linked up with Teemill to launch a range of T-shirts created by four UK fashion designers.
ASOS, Fashion Minority Report launch incubator for ethnic minority-owned brands
ASOS and Fashion Minority Report (FMR) have joined forces to launch an inaugural incubator programme "to help bridge the gap between the industry and ethnic minority-owned brands – who continue to face barriers".
Ellen von Unwerth exhibition debuts at SCAD Fash
A new exhibit dedicated to fashion’s most sought- after photographers Ellen von Unwerth has made its debut at SCAD Fash Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta.
European parliament votes to curb fast fashion to boost sustainability
The European Parliament has approved the new strategy for sustainable and circular textiles with a resounding 600 votes in favour, with 17 against and 16 abstentions.
Enric Casi, former CEO of Mango and a key figure in the company's development, has passed away
The former CEO of Mango and right-hand man of the brand's founder Isak Andic, Enric Casi, died on May 27 in Vilanova del Vallès (Barcelona).
Ro&Zo expands to JD Williams
UK fashion brand Ro&Zo has expanded to its portfolio of key UK stockists, having just launched online at N Brown Group’s fashion and lifestyle platform JD Williams with its new SS23 collection of 35 pieces.
Petit Bateau celebrates its 130th anniversary on the water
On Saturday June 3, to celebrate its 130th anniversary, Petit Bateau will drop anchor in the Ourcq Canal in Paris, taking over the Pavillon des Canaux with a programme of festivities open to the public.
M&S to take further inflation hit as it commits to holding back-to-school prices
With the cost-of-living crisis set to make the back-to-school period a particularly difficult time for many UK parents, M&S said Thursday it aims to protect the price of its school uniforms offer for a third year.
Appeal of quiet luxury trend confirmed by JOOR wholesale data
The quiet luxury trend has been making a big impact this year, despite some scepticism about its durability, but wholesale data appears to show it’s being backed by retail buyers.
Once-high-flying retailer ASOS falls after FTSE 250 relegation
ASOS, the British online fashion pioneer has been relegated from the FTSE 250 index of mid-sized companies, illustrating the sharp decline in its fortunes.
YMC announces death of co-founder
YMC — the London-based independent retail brand whose initials stand for You Must Create — has announced the death of its co-founder Fraser Moss. The company said Moss died on 27 May.
Sneaker marketplace Laced raises new funding
Laced — the British sneaker marketplace — is aiming to make access to in-demand products fairer and has raised £10 million/€11.2 million to help it do that.
Physical stores boom, but don't neglect omnichannel says retail think tank
The members of the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) have been looking at the retail market again and are questioning whether an online-only model is still viable.
UK consumers are festival-focused, fashion is key says eBay research
As festival season gets under way in the UK, new research shows that consumers are more focused on festivals this year than on holidays, and this is a key development for the fashion sector.