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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Nike and Adidas top UK ecommerce rankingsSubscription
Sportswear giants Nike and Adidas have come top of a new ranking of the UK’s most-loved fashion brands based on Google search and social media following.
Inspiring Independents: Sass & Edge, WinchesterSubscription
The fashion industry’s independent sector is often celebrated for its agility. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt businesses across the UK, Drapers looks to independents for inspiration on how to adapt to the new normal of business under lockdown.
H&M Group agrees new £862m credit lineSubscription
H&M Group has signed a new 12-month revolving credit facility of €980 (£862m) to strengthen its financial position through the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus: Westfield bosses take 25% pay cutSubscription
Bosses at shopping centre owner Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) will donate 25% of their pay to help support the fight against Covid-19.
If the fashion industry moves just 3% of garment transportation from ship to air cargo, it could result in more than 100% more carbon emissions than if all garment transportation were by ship, experts have found.
Suppliers have expressed concerns about Debenhams’ long-term future as the beleaguered department store chain prepares to enter administration amid the economic pressures of the coronavirus epidemic.
Further coronavirus salary cuts at PrimarkSubscription
Primark has announced salary cuts for employees across the business, in a bid to prevent temporary layoffs or redundancies as a result of the economic impact of coronavirus.
Ted Baker furloughs 75% of workforce Subscription
Ted Baker has furloughed around 2,000 employees, including head office staff, as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Autonomy enters administrationSubscription
Womenswear clothing brand Autonomy has entered administration, and all 44 employees have been made redundant.
JD Williams cancels spring 20 ordersSubscription
N Brown Group brand JD Williams has cancelled spring 20 orders with some suppliers as the coronavirus epidemic continues to affect the retail industry.