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  • Burberry

    Burberry tackles skills gap with apprenticeship schemeSubscription

    News11 March 2011

    Luxury British brand Burberry has launched an apprenticeship scheme to train up new staff in grass-roots manufacturing skills after it was forced to go on a recruitment drive overseas.

  • Ruby Rocks, Autumn 10

    Evans adds brands to tempt teenagersSubscription

    News13 August 2010

    Plus-sized womenswear chain Evans is to trial a branded young fashion offer in selected stores and online in a bid to capitalise on the growing market for trend-led clothes for larger-sized teens.

  • Erdem Spring 11

    Government hints at LFW cash supportSubscription

    News24 September 2010

    Minister praises fashion industry as London catwalks serve up most commercial trends yet.

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    Hindmarch says red tape is strangling UK manufacturingSubscription

    News1 April 2011

    The UK’s stringent employment laws are holding back manufacturing and businesses, handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has claimed.

  • Biba_House_of_Fraser_Daisy_Lowe.jpg

    House of Fraser bites back over Biba founder’s claimsSubscription

    News1 October 2010

    Department store chain defends Biba pricing strategy as George at Asda plans value alternative.

  • Superdry

    Superdry plays down delays as Asos tries to cancel orderSubscription

    News19 November 2010

    SuperGroup chief executive Julian Dunkerton has said manufacturing delays to product from its Superdry young fashion brand are “minor”, as it emerged that etailer Asos is trying to cancel an order for goods worth £1m.

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    "Made in" labelling proposals hit the buffersSubscription

    News11 May 2011

    “Made in” labelling will not be made compulsory after the European Parliament and European Council failed to agree on the controversial proposals.

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    £14m windfall for HobbsSubscription

    News12 January 2011

    Hobbs has secured £14m of new investment from its private equity backer 3i, and parachuted in turnaround specialist Iain MacRitchie to replace retail veteran Tony Campbell as chairman.

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    £14m windfall for HobbsSubscription

    News12 January 2011

    Hobbs has secured £14m of new investment from its private equity backer 3i, and parachuted in turnaround specialist Iain MacRitchie to replace retail veteran Tony Campbell as chairman.

  • 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.

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