Retailers are reluctant to pass on rising cost pressures to consumers in the form of price rises, but suppliers say they are already working at the tightest possible margins. Drapers explores the impact this is having on relationships in the sector.
As an industry, we condemn the illegal practices seen in the factories featured on Channel 4’s Dispatches programme and call on enforcement agencies such as HMRC to investigate and take immediate action, says the UKFT’s Adam Mansell
Debates heat up first winter Fashion SVPSubscription
The first winter edition of Fashion SVP was a slow but steady affair.
It’s easy to gasp in horror when you hear Turkish factories used by British brands like Marks & Spencer, Next and Asos are using child labour.
A Drapers roundtable finds businesses without an effective model will suffer in the current competitive retail climate
The only consistent thing in fashion retailing is change. Today retailers find themselves being led by, rather than leading, the consumer, who dictates how they want to browse, buy, receive and return.
The only consistent thing in fashion retailing is change. Today retailers find themselves being led by, rather than leading, the consumer, who dictates how they want to browse, buy, receive and return. You might be meeting customer expectations now, but are you looking ahead and asking ‘how will I meet those needs tomorrow?’
Inside John Lewis's £150m Magna Park Subscription
John Lewis showed off two new all-singing all-dancing distribution centres at its 2.4m sq ft Magna Park campus earlier this month – the results of a £150m investment and a decade of planning.
An in-depth study of what businesses will need to do to future-proof their supply chains.
An over-subscribed guest list including a number who have recently invested in PLM systems at Drapers recent roundtable, proved that product lifecycle management (PLM) has really risen up the fashion investment agenda.