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James Knowles

James is Drapers’ Online Content Editor. He leads on Drapers sponsored white paper reports and hosts their associated breakfast briefings, presents live webcasts with industry experts, and manages the website on a day-to-day basis.

He has nine years of experience in journalism, having worked for both business-to-business and consumer publications. He began his career as a reporter for online business publisher Decision News Media in Montpellier, France, before later moving to leading Australian consumer publisher Pacific Magazines, working on titles such as New Idea, Marie Claire and Men’s Health. In 2010 he joined Emap in the role of news and Features Writer at Retail Jeweller, reporting on the UK watch and jewellery industry. James moved to Drapers in 2011 as a Features Writer, was promoted to Features Editor in 2013, then Features and Special Reports Editor in 2014, before starting his current role this year.

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    Beyond mannequins with Alvanon chief Janice WangSubscription

    23 November 2015

    Janice Wang, head of global technical fit and supply chain specialist Alvanon, is using the latest technology to shape products for buyers

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    Global Customers WebinarSubscription

    20 November 2015

    Drapers and Zalando Global Customers webinar.

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    DFF: Make online payment personal, says Klarna Subscription

    19 November 2015

    Retailers must remove barriers to payment and personalise the process to improve conversion, said Klarna head of expansion Jens Saltin at Drapers Fashion Forum today.

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    Off the record: November 19 2015Subscription

    18 November 2015

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    Drapers Talks: M&S results, Burberry's new factory and Christmas adsVideoSubscription

    6 November 2015

    In this week’s installment of Drapers Talks, online content editor James Knowles and senior reporter Jill Geoghegan discuss Marks & Spencer’s half-year results, Burberry’s decision to ramp up its UK sourcing and the best Christmas adverts of the season so far.

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    Featured in Drapers: 25 years ago this weekSubscription

    6 November 2015

    In the final installment of our four-part series this week looking into what Drapers was reporting on 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago, today we take you back to our November 3 issue in 1990.

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    Featured in Drapers: 50 years ago this weekSubscription

    5 November 2015

    In the third of our four-part series where we look at what Drapers was reporting on 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago, today we take you back 50 years to our October 30 issue in 1965.

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    Featured in Drapers: 75 years ago this weekSubscription

    4 November 2015

    In the second of our four-part series, where we are looking back at what Drapers was reporting on 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago, we opened up the archive to see what Drapers featured in its Nov 2 issue in 1940.

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    Featured in Drapers: 100 years ago this weekSubscription

    3 November 2015

    In the first of a four-part series where we will look back at what Drapers was reporting on 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago, we take you back to our October 30 issue in 1915.

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    Luxury Report 2015Subscription

    2 November 2015

    Drapers’ Luxury Report 2015, in association with gpstudio.

All by James Knowles