Grace Whelan is a news reporter at Drapers, specialising in menswear and property across the magazine and website. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from City, University of London with an MA in magazine journalism. Personal industry interests include the developing role of tech in retail and British manufacturing.
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The shortlist for the inaugural Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards has been revealed, recognising the strides that are being made in reducing the industry’s environmental impact and creating fairer working conditions across the supply chain.
Founder of lingerie independent The Pantry Underwear, Eloise Rusted, tells Drapers how the fit-focused business is navigating a new socially distant reality.
Will M&S make a success of third-party brands?Subscription
Marks & Spencer’s long-awaited move to add third-party clothing and home brands to its online and instore offer has been praised by industry insiders, but they warned the retailer must capitalise on the chance to broaden its customer base.
Clarks to axe 900 roles Subscription
Clarks is to cut 900 jobs over the coming 18 months as it enters the next phase of its ‘Made to Last’ strategy which was introduced at the end of last year.
Retailers resort to Sales to shift SS20 stockSubscription
Faced with excess stock and subdued demand amid the coronavirus crisis, retailers are turning to discounting to clear spring/summer 20 product and drive traffic with deals of up to 50% off seasonal stock.
Boohoo co-founder Mahmud Kamani has joined forces with Richard Hughes, founder of investment bank Zeus Capital, to launch direct-to-consumer sales of a saliva-based rapid test for the Covid-19 antigen.
Facebook is launching a new ecommerce feature for small businesses via its Facebook and Instagram platforms.
Ted Baker hires global creative directorSubscription
Ted Baker has poached Arcadia Group’s Anthony Cuthbertson for the new role of global creative director.
Marks & Spencer has announced a £1bn battle plan to counter a 37% drop in clothing and home operating profits for the year to 28 March amid the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus: Westfield outlines reopening planSubscription
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has outlined plans for the reopening of its Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City shopping centres when the government lifts restrictions.