British retailer Cath Kidston, known for its vintage prints and cutesy florals, has secured the future of its e-commerce platform, and franchise and wholesale businesses, while leaving its store estate facing permanent closure. The management team of Cath Kidston confirmed in a statement that “parts […]

Vestiaire Collection, the leading marketplace for pre-owned luxury apparel and accessories, has raised 59 million euros to help it expand into Japan and Korea and launch its direct shopping service in the US. The new funding round brings on board Korelya Capital, funds managed by Fidelity International, […]

Fashion and lifestyle retailer Joules has secured 15 million pounds to its revolving credit facility, with Barclays Bank, as the company looks to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The credit boost follows a share placing on April 3 that raised 15 million pounds, and is part of the retailer’s continued […]

The UK government has announced a further 1.25 billion pounds in funding to protect companies “driving innovation and development” during the Covid-19 pandemic. The support package, announced on Monday by UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak, comprises a 500 million pound investment fund, called Future Fund, for […]

From 20th to 26th April, Fashion Revolution Week will be held again worldwide to raise awareness for those who made our clothes and under what conditions. Established in 2014 after the Rana Plaza disaster, this year it is particularly important to remember and take action, because in the wake of the […]

Fashion production is beginning to restart in Italy as the country slowly begins to lift coronavirus restrictions. The company has signed an agreement with trade unions to reopen Gucci ArtLab on April 20. ArtLab is home to Gucci's leather goods and prototype productions. “Since the beginning of this […]

INTERVIEW Without a doubt, much has changed when it comes to the fashion industry's acceptance of certified raw materials such as sustainable cotton and cashmere. While initially considered ‘nice to have’, sustainable materials are now a must for many fashion companies. At the end of January, the Aid […]

Tmall Global is expanding its efforts to help international brands reach China, with the aim of adding 1,000 new brands onto its e-commerce platform in the coming 12 months. The brand-incubation plan, announced through Tmall Global’s Global Partners Summit, is supported by a pledge of 200 billion US […]

Fast-fashion retailer Primark has agreed to pay more to suppliers, releasing a statement saying it will agree to take more than 300 million pounds of additional products both finished and in production. The commitment will see Primark paying for some 370 million pounds of additional orders for product […]

Size and fit are among the top reasons customers return online orders, although they needn’t be. Nearly two decades ago technology innovator Alvanon began researching the possibilities to help standardize the selling of apparel online. Upholding the simple premise “let's look at the body that we […]

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