A round up of the best fashion business stories from the weekend’s newspapers.
- Marks & Spencer has stopped placing orders with a factory in India where workers claim they were attacked while protesting poor working conditions, the Observer reported. M&S said its own investigation found no evidence to substantiate the claims but said it had stopped dealing with the factory for commercial reasons.
- House of Fraser is set to relaunch the Biba clothing and homewares brand on Wednesday, the Sunday Telegraph reported. The cult 1960s brand, which the retailer bought last November, will be unveiled at the retailer’s Oxford Street flagship.
- Footwear retailer and manufacturer Crocs has diversified its offer to give consumers a choice of 230 models, including boots and high heels. The original rubbery clog, which previously accounted for almost a third of the company’s revenues in 2007, now represents just 16% of Crocs’ sales, according to The Guardian on Saturday.