Five successful fashion independents discuss their different routes to finance, through which they’ve set up shop and expanded their businesses.
Without fabric and cloth, there is no fashion and no fashion business.
This special edition of Drapers looks at the trends affecting the textiles industry in the year ahead.
Wearable technology is all the rage - but connected clothing is only one aspect of what’s in store for fashion.
Some choice selections from last month’s London Textile Fair.
Founder David Eaton has made Eyefix the place to look for prints.
Four UK fabric manufacturers discuss the increase in demand for Made in Britain.
Four of the country’s most venerable mills tell us how they’ve been benefiting from the increase in demand for high-quality UK fabrics.
Read Drapers Textiles Report as a fully digital edition.
Drapers Digital Forum
It was an eye-opening day on Tuesday for the 200 or so delegates that attended our Drapers Digital Forum in London.
When Drapers launched its annual Luxury Report last year, the backdrop was less than perfect for a sector that, until then, had been pretty robust.
Sheila King, Leasing director, new business at retail property firm Hammerson.
Nishma Robb, Chief marketing and client officer at digital marketing agency iProspect.
Brands call on stores to refresh their offers to keep customers engaged.
Asos may have continued to push the boundaries in terms of innovation and expansion but a friend’s recent shopping experience exposed the business’s flaws in customer service and how difficult it is for customers to contact Asos when having difficulties on the site.
Travel certainly broadens the mind. On the train to the Micam footwear fair in Milan this week I fell into conversation with a buyer from Nigeria.
Darina Kerr, Partner at UK corporate and commercial law firm Dundas & Wilson.
Carole Hilton-Stone, Former owner of occasionwear retailer Dressed of Harrogate in North Yorkshire and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).