Industry groups are uniting to address poor working practices in the Leicester garment and textile industry, following new research that claims the majority of workers are paid less than half the minimum wage.
Tesco now has just one woman on its board of directors after non-executives Olivia Garfield and Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker announced they will step down this weekend.
Property firm Intu has reported that net rental income increased by £27m to £397m for the full year to December 31.
Drapers’ associate editor Kat Spybey talks to senior reporter Tara Hounslea about a report detailing poor working conditions in the UK textiles and garment manufacturing industry and the potential £2bn New Look IPO.
The second edition of Liverpool trainer festival Laces Out will take place on Saturday, March 7.
Brazilian beachwear brand Frescobol Carioca plans to open a pop-up space in The Shop at Bluebird on Kings Road in London’s Chelsea.
Full-year net income at German clothing firm Gerry Weber has edged up despite flat sales.
Nearly 700,000 people were employed on a controversial zero hours contract for their main job in December 2014, making up 2.3% of all people in work, official data has revealed.
Topshop has opened its store in Holland today (February 26) on Amsterdam’s Kalverstraat.
Ecommerce solutions business Shopa has launched its own consumer-facing platform, selling third party products from the likes of Paul Smith, Marni and Stella McCartney.
US footwear brand Sperry is celebrating its 80th anniversary by targeting a younger market and pushing its nautical heritage with a new global campaign.
The majority of workers in Leicester’s garment and textile sector are paid around £3 per hour, receive their wages cash in hand and do not have an employment contract, according to a new report.
Etailer Shop Direct’s ‘digital-first’ policy has led to 95 members of staff in its Liverpool and Greater Manchester workforce being made redundant.
Turnbull & Asser is extending its production capabilities at its factory in Gloucester and will open two new stores by summer.
Westfield Corporation, which owns Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, today announced net profit of $582m (£374m) during the second half of 2014 as it ploughs ahead with $11.4bn (£7.3bn) of expansion.
John Lewis has reported sales increased by 3.5% to £70.3m, with all fashion buying groups recording double-digit growth online during the week to February 21.
Italian designer Valentino has reportedly signed a deal to open a flagship store at 39 Old Bond Street.
Womenswear retailer Roman Originals is at the centre of a social media debate following a picture of a dress that some people see as black and blue and others believe is cream and gold.
TK Maxx owner, TJX, has reported an 11% rise in total profits to $648.2m (£417.6m) for the three months to January 31.
Soaring Covent Garden rents have sent the value of landlord Capital & Counties’ properties in the neighbourhood shooting up by almost a quarter to £1.6bn on a like-for-like basis.
Italian clothing brand Benetton is extending a relationship with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, which will see it build a roadmap to achieve a living wage for women across its supplier base.
House of Fraser is asking brands for a discount of up to 20% based on growth shown with the retailer under a new retrospective bonus scheme.
Business groups have defended the use of zero hours contracts saying they “save the UK from Eurozone levels of unemployment”.
Sportswear brand Adidas has announced plans to open a 500 sq ft shop-in-shop at Harvey Nichols’ London flagship in Knightsbridge on March 2.
Marks & Spencer is launching a collaboration with young designer support initiative Fashion East and Lulu & Co founder Lulu Kennedy for a capsule range within its Indigo Collection.
As cotton prices hit a new low in China, international fashion brands have been called upon to invest in supporting a sustainable cotton supply chain in the country to ensure its future security.
SuperGroup chief financial officer Shaun Wills has stepped down with immediate effect after news of his personal bankruptcy came to light.
Boohoo.com has launched a petite womenswear range for shoppers 5ft 3in and under.
American Apparel has reportedly ousted its creative director, Iris Alonzo, just four months after being rehired.
Around 40% of online sales now come from mobile and tablet devices, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.