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  • prada aw20 3

    Coronavirus: Prada Group reopens productionSubscription

    News20 May 2020

    The Prada Group will reopen some production facilities in Italy today following an enforced four-week closure in response to the coronavirus crisis. 

  • Surgical masks shutterstock 1665408049

    Fashion suppliers' NHS rescue missionSubscription

    Features2 April 2020

    As the frontline fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus intensifies, UK suppliers and manufacturers have been quick to offer their services to the NHS for the production of personal protective equipment (PPE). 

  • dre sustainability spotlight index pinatex

    The next textile frontierSubscription

    Features2 April 2020

    A new wave of innovative and sustainable textiles is emerging, and manufacturers are working to scale up production for mainstream use

  • rishi sunak getty images

    Drapers Investigates: what industry wants from the governmentSubscription

    News1 April 2020

    The fashion industry wants greater clarity from the government on a host of issues surrounding the coronavirus epidemic, Drapers research has found. 

  • Cambodia

    Is Cambodia’s clothing industry unravelling?Subscription

    Features25 March 2020

    Drapers examines the future of Cambodian garment sourcing following the European Union’s decision to withdraw trade privileges.

  • coronavirus social2 copy

    Take part in our new coronavirus lockdown surveySubscription

    News25 March 2020

    For Drapers’ second coronavirus survey, we are gathering information on how the UK and Irish fashion industry is handling and responding to the government lockdown. 

  • rishi sunak getty images

    UK fashion's Budget wishlistSubscription

    News2 March 2020

    With the backing of a landslide victory in December’s general election, prime minister Boris Johnson’s majority government is now preparing to deliver its 2020 Budget to an expectant UK.

  • Coronavirus passenger

    Coronavirus: the fallout in fashionSubscription

    Features28 February 2020

    Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the global economy. Drapers looks at the impact on fashion supply chains, how retailers are responding and how the shut-down in China could lead to long-term changes to sourcing habits.

  • Distribution centre

    BRC urges speed on new immigration rulesSubscription

    News29 January 2020

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for the government to “not delay” publishing the UK’s new immigration system to avoid disruption for businesses and consumers.

  • Fashion Enter in north London

    UK manufacturers call for action on migrationSubscription

    News9 July 2019

    UK manufacturers have warned the fashion industry could face a “severe” shortage of skilled workers if a recommendation to restrict the migration of workers comes into force after Brexit.

  • Johnstons of elgin multrees walk 7o7a3919 photograph by angus bremner©

    First look: Johnstons of Elgin opens new Edinburgh flagship Subscription

    News15 April 2019

    Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin has opened a new store for its eponymous own brand on Multrees Walk, the premium shopping district in the centre of Edinburgh. 

  • Fff manufacture

    British fashion's £5.5m industrial actionSubscription

    Features25 February 2019

    A new £5.5m research programme aims to improve speed, productivity and sustainability in the UK’s clothing supply chain.

  • 3061687 canadagooseregentstreet

    Canada Goose opens new factory in MontrealSubscription

    News18 February 2019

    Luxury outerwear brand Canada Goose will open its second factory in Quebec and eighth wholly owned manufacturing facility in Canada in Montreal next month.

  • Bangladesh

    Bangladeshi manufacturers lay off thousandsSubscription

    News6 February 2019

    Three Bangladeshi garment manufacturers that supply brands such as H&M and Next have laid off thousands of workers amid ongoing wage protests.

  • Ubrique 2

    Luxury leather’s best-kept secretSubscription

    Features3 December 2018

    Spanish leather hub Ubrique is on a mission to extend its manufacturing services beyond traditional luxury labels to offer hand-crafted products to smaller premium brands.

  • Johnstons of elgin aw18

    Johnstons of Elgin to open Edinburgh flagshipSubscription

    News15 November 2018

    Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin will open a flagship store for its own brand in Edinburgh next spring. 

  • clayton and sons

    British leather manufacturer bought out of administrationSubscription

    News2 November 2018

    Chesterfield-based leather manufacturer Clayton and Sons has been bought out of administration by its former finance director, Drapers understands.

  • Ajm

    British lingerie manufacturer collapsesSubscription

    News16 October 2018

    Lingerie and swimwear manufacturer AJM Sewing has gone into voluntary liquidation and ceased trading.

  • The industry has warned that the UK could face a shortage of staff

    Migration report alarms fashion industrySubscription

    News21 September 2018

    The fashion industry has warned that the sector could face staff shortages if a recommendation from a report to restrict the migration of workers comes into force.

  • Made in uk illustration

    Manufacturing a new UK clothing industrySubscription

    Features28 August 2018

    In the face of Theresa May’s apparent acceptance of the prospect of a “no-deal Brexit”, Drapers considers whether the UK could once again become a clothes-manufacturing powerhouse.

  • Turkey credit michal

    Is Turkey's supply chain unravelling?Subscription

    Features24 August 2018

    As the Turkish lira slumped to a record low earlier this month amid political and economic turmoil in the country, Drapers investigates what impact it might have on the fashion industry.

  • Img 0051

    Rebranded Make it British Live wins ethical fansSubscription

    News29 May 2018

    Exhibitors at newly rebranded London sourcing event Make it British Live reported higher footfall this year prompted by greater interest in supply chain transparency.

  • Fashion SVP

    Fashion SVP's Buzz Carter's take on manufacturing challengesSubscription

    Features8 May 2018

    Ahead of next month’s international sourcing trade show Fashion SVP in London, Drapers catches up with chief executive Buzz Carter about adding a denim area and why manufacturers need to be more in tune than ever with retailers’ needs.

  • Disaster: more than 400 lives were lost in the Rana Plaza collapse. The factory was being used by Primark and Mango

    Bangladesh textiles union settles $2.3m safety caseSubscription

    News23 January 2018

    A union representing Bangladeshi textile workers has settled a $2.3m (£1.65m) case with a multinational apparel brand, following accusations of delays in rectifying hazardous factory conditions.

  • Fashion SVP winter 2018

    Fast fashion speeds up Fashion SVP Subscription

    News18 January 2018

    Fast fashion and speed to market were at the forefront of conversation at this season’s edition of Fashion SVP, as buyers asked for smaller minimums and shorter lead times.

  • Textile Forum 2017 winter

    UK textile manufacturing enjoys boom in 2017Subscription

    News21 December 2017

    Average production in the UK textile manufacturing industry was up 25% this year, despite looming economic uncertainty.

  • Spencer Fung

    Li & Fung chief's audacious plan to shake up the supply chainSubscription

    The Drapers Interview29 November 2017

    Spencer Fung is the Silicon Valley-trained CEO of Li & Fung, the billion-pound supplier to the high street’s biggest names. Now, he is tasked with revolutionising the 111-year-old business founded by his great-grandfather.

  • Bagir

    Bagir takes aim at high-end market with Shandong Ruyi dealSubscription

    News24 November 2017

    Menswear supplier Bagir has set its sights on growing its high-end customer base, as Chinese textile manufacturer Shandong Ruyi prepares to buy a controlling stake in the business for $16.5m (£12.4m).

  • bagir

    Chinese textile giant takes over BagirSubscription

    News23 November 2017

    Menswear supplier Bagir has entered into a strategic partnership with the Shangdong Ruyi Technology Group, one of the largest textile manufacturers in China.

  • Fashion SVP

    Industry Insight: In sourcing, price is not the only kingSubscription

    Comment15 November 2017

    2018 will bring intensification of the pressures on sourcing but the solution lies in closer partnerships, says Buzz Carter, event director at London manufacturing and sourcing event Fashion SVP

  • Bangladesh

    85% of Bangladesh factory repairs completeSubscription

    News15 November 2017

    Garment factories under the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety have completed 85% of all required repairs, in its fourth year of operating.

  • David Nieper sewing school

    David Nieper to invest in new fabric-printing facilitySubscription

    News14 November 2017

    Womenswear brand and manufacturer David Nieper has outlined plans to set up a new fabric-printing facility at its base in Derbyshire.

  • Brexit web

    Why fashion needs an orderly BrexitSubscription

    Features6 November 2017

    As the UK government attempts to secure a transitional deal to ease our exit from the European Union, we explore how this could benefit the fashion and textiles industry.

  • Bangladesh

    Bangladeshi government greenlights Accord extensionSubscription

    News30 October 2017

    The Bangladeshi government has given the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety the go-ahead to operate for another three years.

  • Vietnam sourcing

    Good sourcing, VietnamSubscription

    Features27 October 2017

    Vietnam is evolving as an attractive sourcing destination for clothing and footwear retailers, even against the broader shift to “near shoring” for speed to market. Drapers finds out why

  • sir david metcalf

    Avoid factories that undercut workers, says rights tsarSubscription

    News26 October 2017

    The government should consider enforcing an embargo on goods made in factories that fail to pay workers the minimum wage, director of labour market enforcement Sir David Metcalf has said.

  • pure origin

    Pure London launches sourcing showSubscription

    News24 October 2017

    London trade show Pure is launching a new sourcing event, which aims to provide a “gateway” for international manufacturers to break into the UK market.

  • Regent street jpg

    Industry hits out at Brexit workforce flightSubscription

    News11 October 2017

    Retailers and manufacturers have criticised the lack of certainty surrounding Brexit, which has resulted in some European Union workers leaving the UK, causing a skills gap and workforce shortage.

  • asos

    Asos and New Look meet with Leicester factory regulators Subscription

    News9 October 2017

    Representatives from New Look and Asos have met with more than 50 representatives of textile industry regulators and enforcement agencies to discuss stamping out unethical practices in factories in the Leicester area.

  • theresa may

    Hard Brexit to cost UK manufacturers £17bnSubscription

    News2 October 2017

    Manufacturers throughout the UK will be hit by a £17bn fall in revenue following a hard Brexit, a new report has found.

  • Communityclothing

    Drapers Denim Report: The Great British denim revivalSubscription

    Features28 September 2017

    UK denim manufacturing is making a tentative comeback

  • Fashion Enter factory

    M&S and UKFT launch university 'masterclasses'Subscription

    News21 September 2017

    The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has announced it is set to roll out a series of manufacturing “masterclasses” to UK universities, with the support of Marks & Spencer.

  • Bobbie Caplin (right) with sister Maryse Whyman, August 2017

    Obituary: Leeds tailoring veteran Bobbie CaplinSubscription

    News30 August 2017

    Garment manufacturing stalwart Bobbie Caplin died from heart failure on 23 August, days after celebrating his 85th birthday.

  • Fashion Enter in north London

    Industry demands support for ethical UK manufacturingSubscription

    News15 August 2017

    The debate over how to eradicate poor employment practices in some UK factories flared up again this week, prompting retailers and manufacturers to call for more support from the government.

  • levis

    Levi’s denim supplier JD United sold Subscription

    News10 August 2017

    JD United, which supplies denim to retailers including Primark, Gap and Levi Strauss, has been sold to Taiwan-listed manufacturer Roo Hsing Co for an undisclosed sum.

  • Bangladesh

    26 Bangladesh Alliance factories improve safetySubscription

    News3 August 2017

    The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has said 26 affiliated Bangladeshi factories have completed action plans to improve their safety.

  • Bangladesh

    All Bangladeshi clothing factories to be mapped Subscription

    News29 July 2017

    A new initiative to improve transparency in the Bangladeshi garment manufacturing industry by mapping out every clothing factory in the country launches today.

  • Christopher nieper

    'We have no alternative but to invest in young talent'Subscription

    Comment11 July 2017

    Christopher Nieper, managing director of Derbyshire manufacturer David Nieper explains how the next generation hold the keys to Britain’s manufacturing future

  • Myanmar factory worker

    How to navigate Myanmar's ethical mazeSubscription

    Features10 July 2017

    Myanmar is becoming an increasingly attractive sourcing destination, but retailers should insist strongly on ethical compliance when doing business there

  • clarks store

    Clarks resumes volume manufacturing in the UKSubscription

    News3 July 2017

    Clarks is creating a new manufacturing arm in Somerset, which will have the capacity to produce up to 300,000 pairs of its Desert Boots per year.

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