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  • Serve the peopleSubscription

    Features10 June 2011

    The purchasing power of Chinese consumers is soaring, and many want to spend that money on fashion. If Western retailers do their homework, they could cash in on China’s burgeoning market.

  • A strong working relationship Subscription

    Features10 June 2011

    Finding a factory to make your clothes is only half the battle - you’ve got to work with them too. Drapers visited two Chinese factories manufacturing for some of the UK’s biggest names to find out how they operate.

  • China crisisSubscription

    Features10 June 2011

    Changes in Chinese manufacturing and demographics could hit its clothing output, so UK-based retailers and brands may have to rethink their buying strategies if they want to remain competitive.

  • David Sancho, Mango's Senior Vice President

    David SanchoSubscription

    The Drapers Interview10 June 2011

    Mango’s senior vice president international expansion (China) is making a bold effort to crack the Chinese market by accelerating its store opening programme.

  • Army of shoppers targets UK fashionSubscription

    Features10 June 2011

    The number of Chinese tourists coming to the UK is soaring, and many of them want to splash out on fashion. So how can retailers cash in?.

  • Xander Zhou

    Xander ZhouSubscription

    This Fashion Life10 June 2011

    Beijing menswear designer Xander Zhou is part of a new generation of Chinese fashion talent. He tells Katherine Rushton about his country’s position in the global fashion market.

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    Reprieve for retailers as cotton prices slumpSubscription

    News24 May 2011

    Cotton prices have fallen sharply over the last months after mills stockpiled the material to guard against potential price rises, and more farmers started planting the crop in order to cash in.

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    Burton uses British fabrics in new rangeSubscription

    News20 May 2011

    Menswear chain Burton is to launch a new heritage-inspired sub-brand named after its founder Montague Burton, which will use exclusively British-made fabrics.

  • Luxury department store Harrods is to launch an iPhone app to help shoppers find their way around the London store.

    Harrods launches iPhone app to guide shoppers around storeSubscription

    News18 May 2011

    Luxury department store Harrods is to launch an iPhone app to help shoppers find their way around the London store.

  • Luxury department store Harrods is to launch an iPhone app to help shoppers find their way around the London store.

    Harrods launches iPhone appSubscription

    News18 May 2011

    Luxury department store Harrods is to launch an iPhone app to help shoppers find their way around the London store.

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