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    Shoe Zone defers dividendSubscription

    News3 April 2020

    Footwear retailer Shoe Zone has announced plans to cancel dividend payments, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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    Coronavirus: Primark bosses take salary cutsSubscription

    News3 April 2020

    Top bosses at Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) will temporarily cut their salaries by 50%, and will not receive dividends for the current financial year, in response to the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

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    UKFT demands coronavirus aid for ‘forgotten middle’Subscription

    News3 April 2020

    More support is needed to help fashion businesses that fall outside eligibility for the government’s Covid-19 protection schemes, the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has said.

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    High street sales ‘worst on record’Subscription

    News3 April 2020

    High street fashion sales in March fell by 25.9% – the worst sales on record for the category – the BDO High Street Sales Tracker shows.

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    Chancellor ramps up coronavirus business support Subscription

    News3 April 2020

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced changes to proposed government assistance measures, after the initial plans were criticised for failing to cover enough businesses.

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    Home comforts: the rise and rise of loungewearSubscription

    Features3 April 2020

    The nation is working, socialising and exercising at home in response to the coronavirus outbreak, and demand for loungewear is increasing to cater to consumers’ new normal. What are shoppers looking for?

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    Fashion suppliers' NHS rescue missionSubscription

    Features2 April 2020

    As the front-line 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). 

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    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

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    Lee and Wrangler's denim directorSubscription

    The Drapers Interview26 March 2020

    From its European headquarters in Antwerp, Kontoor Brands, owner of heritage brands Lee and Wrangler, is seeking to build a denim empire.

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    Living the LA-denim lifestyle with Seven for All Mankind Subscription

    My Fashion Life26 March 2020

    British designer Simon Spurr is bringing fresh perspectives to a US denim brand.

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