COMMENTARY Once again, it is the sad anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza structure in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh, a building that housed various garment factories, the constant humming of their sewing machines, operating on two illegally constructed top floors, that made the building collapse […]

Fast-fashion retailer Primark has endorsed the UN’s International Labour Organisation calling for urgent collaboration between stakeholders to support garment industry workers across the world affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The International Labour Organisation has issued a joint statement alongside […]

Retailers are amongst the hardest hit sectors in the current crisis. Store closures and social distancing has had an unprecedented impact on companies operating bricks and mortar. Many will not survive. And while no industry is immune to a global pandemic, some are sailing through surprisingly unscathed. […]

In 2019 Circle Economy was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Waterways to investigate the accuracy of composition labels in clothes. Using the Fibersort machine, over 10.000 garments were tested: in 41 percent of cases the garment composition labels did not match the composition […]

Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo, has announced that they will be paying suppliers during the coronavirus pandemic. Fast Retailing has said they are committed to protecting the well being of the people who make their clothes, a big difference between them and many retailers who have cancelled […]

INTERVIEW Boutique label, Rain Couture Amsterdam, has garnered a following for their multi-functional coats with a luxurious design flair. Embrace the seasons is ingrained in the label’s philosophy: There is no such thing as bad weather, only various ways of exploring the glimpse of your time-as stated […]

Boohoo appears to be unbeatable. The online fast fashion retailer not only posted impressive final results to year end February 29th, but more importantly, the group has said that sales in April are ahead of last years, commented Nigel Frith, senior market analyst at asktraders.com. A beacon of light […]

Fashion retailers and brands, including Celtic and Co, Seraphine, Frugi, David Nieper, Avenue51, and Merci Maman, have been named as recipients of this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Ethical children’s clothing brand Frugi has been awarded two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for Sustainable Development […]

Fashion and lifestyle brand Guess and The Guess Foundation are partnering with organisations in the US and Europe to donate funds, clothing, and PPE, during the Covid-19 crisis as part of its #InThisTogether - Give, Protect and Inspire campaign. Its Covid-19 relief efforts includes donating more than […]

Just in time for the 50th celebration of Earth Day and seen in a whole different light in view of the current coronavirus pandemic, non-profit Fashion Revolution has published the fifth edition of its Fashion Transparency Index that looks at 250 of the world’s biggest fashion brands and retailers, ranked […]

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