Buyers demanded sustainability at the latest edition of the London Textile Fair.
Six challenges fashion retail faces in 2019Subscription
Drapers looks ahead to the big issues that are likely to affect retailers and brands in 2019.
Why retailers must act now on sustainability Subscription
Peter Maddox, director of sustainable intiative WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) UK, explains why consumers are waking up to the power of sustainability
Bestseller's blockbuster sustainability storySubscription
Drapers visits Bestseller headquarters to find out how the Danish brand powerhouse is driving forward its sustainability strategy
Digital edition: 23 November 2018Subscription
This week’s Drapers Interview is with the two former power players credited with turning Mulberry into a must-have brand. Their experience as women in business brings an innovative, risk-taking approach with their contemporary accessories label, Hill & Friends.
The Mulberry power pair behind Hill & FriendsSubscription
Contemporary accessories brand Hill & Friends is the brainchild of former Mulberry creative director Emma Hill and brand director Georgia Fendley. The duo talk to Drapers about their pioneering approach to crowdfunding and launching their own resale platform
Resale sites are focusing on sustainable principles to build their businesses – bringing the circular economy into the mainstream
The environmental audit committee, led by Mary Creagh, is halfway through investigating the social and environmental impact of disposable fast fashion and the wider UK industry.
Why sustainability is now business criticalSubscription
Sustainability is rising up the agenda for consumers and there are growing risks for those who fail to act
Allbirds co-founder Tim Brown has brought his sustainable footwear brand to London, but is not stopping there
Kering's champion of changeSubscription
Luxury group Kering is adopting the mantle of sustainability, and has ambitions to transform its own business at every level – and change the entire industry in the process.
With Ninety Percent, Shafiq Hassan aims to use fashion to give to charity and improve the brand’s workers’ lives
Facing fashion's sustainable challenge Subscription
Sustainability in fashion is the hot topic of the moment, and was the subject of discussion at Drapers’ latest roundtable.
As the House of Fraser saga rumbles on and the repercussions continue to hit suppliers, there is much debate about who should be held accountable for the department store chain’s demise.
Sports brands step up for sustainabilitySubscription
The sportswear sector is making the most of growing consumer interest in brands with sustainable credentials
Our Fashion Lives: the founders of Re/DoneSubscription
Sean Barron’s and Jamie Mazur’s repurposed denim brand, Re/Done, aims to drive consumers towards sustainable fashion, individuality and keeping heritage brands relevant.
As sustainability becomes an increasingly hot topic within the fashion industry, Drapers looks at what fashion retailers are doing to cut down on packaging waste and pollution.
Denim giant Isko's quest for greener jeans Subscription
The world’s largest denim supplier, Turkish manufacturer Isko, is prioritising sustainability.
Solving fashion's sustainability problemSubscription
Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries.
Sustainability and ethical retailing have long been on the agenda for fashion retailers.
The EMEA president of VF Corporation, Martino Scabbia Guerrini, reveals the philosophy and strategy behind the brand owner’s sustainable double-digit growth
Carry Somers co-founded sustainable fashion campaign group Fashion Revolution following the Rana Plaza disaster. She talks to Drapers about the history of the project and its goals.
Sustainability Scandi-style with Filippa K Subscription
Environmental initiatives have been placed at the core of Swedish brand Filippa K, as founder Filippa Knutsson and sustainability director Elin Larsson explain
The founders of ethical womenswear brand Beulah, Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan, talk to Drapers about building their brand and launching their new, Chelsea store.
Toms, Disney and female empowermentSubscription
Ethical footwear brand Toms has teamed up with Disney for a collaboration that celebrates “princess power”.
Manny Kohli, president and owner of Canadian vegan accessories brand Matt and Nat, talks to Drapers about veganism, sustainability and pioneering future fabrics.
Drapers speaks to former Burberry and Tom Ford buyer Agatha Lintott about Antibad, her newly launched sustainable and ethically focused ecommerce site.
VF Corporation’s head of sustainability, Anna Maria Rugarli, explains how the multi-billion dollar business is approaching sustainability from the ground up.
Five years on from the Rana Plaza disaster, Drapers examines whether the fashion industry has stepped up its efforts to improve supply chain transparency, and how it can benefit brands and retailers.
Softly softly: Woron’s premium, ethical lingerieSubscription
The Woron sisters are harnessing the power of the conscious consumer with their ethical approach to lingerie.
Drapers speaks to retailers about the British Retail Consortium’s drive to make the retail industry more sustainable by 2030.
Veja’s sustainable secret for sneaker success Subscription
With new styles for autumn 18, Parisian trainer brand Veja is satisfying ethical consumers’ desire for stylish sneakers
Sustainable brand People Tree won Drapers’ CSR Award in 2017. Managing director Melanie Traub explains the delicate balancing act between being ethical and being fashion forward
Fashion's war on plastic pollutionSubscription
As the issue of plastic pollution and micro-plastics moves into the spotlight, Drapers speaks to industry insiders to find out more on how fashion is contributing to the problem and what can be done to start the clean-up.
Drapers Denim Report: The business of greening jeansVideoSubscription
Drapers explores how brands are overcoming the challenges of creating sustainable denim
Textiles Focus: Sustainable SourcingSubscription
Fully traceable fibres and technological breakthroughs are helping the fashion industry to build a more sustainable future.