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Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan

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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    Fashion waste to hit £4.5bnSubscription

    15 October 2019

    Fashion waste is predicted to cost the UK economy £4.48bn by 2050 if the industry doesn’t clean up its act and bolster its recycling efforts, new data has found. 

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    Brexit supply threat ahead of peak tradingSubscription

    15 October 2019Comments (1)

    As the Brexit deadline looms, retailers and suppliers have expressed concern about distribution disruption ahead of peak trading, as a result of customs checks and new tariffs if a deal with the European Union cannot be struck.

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    Frugi snaps up online boss from Phase EightSubscription

    15 October 2019

    Phase Eight’s James Williams has joined ethical kidswear brand Frugi as director of ecommerce and marketing. 

  • Morleys

    Multi-million-pound investment for MorleysSubscription

    15 October 2019

    Store investment and reacting to an evolving customer has kept independent department store chain Morleys competitive, CEO Nigel Blow has told Drapers.

  • Laura Ashley AW20

    Laura Ashley's finance director steps downSubscription

    14 October 2019

    Laura Ashley’s finance director and joint chief operating officer, Sean Anglim, has stepped down after more than two decades at the business. 

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    Tiffany's gems of wisdom for fashion retailSubscription

    14 October 2019

    Tiffany’s vice-president and managing director of UK and Ireland Barratt West gave delegates at the Drapers Fashion Forum an insight into how the luxury retailer’s personalised touch could be reworked for the fashion industry. 

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    Four injured in Manchester Arndale stabbingsSubscription

    11 October 2019

    Three people have been stabbed and a further injured at an incident at Arndale Shopping Centre in Manchester City Centre. 

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    Drapers independent survey deadline extendedSubscription

    11 October 2019

    Drapers has extended the submission deadline for its first survey of the independent market to 18 October. 

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    Guest designer announced for Pitti Uomo Subscription

    11 October 2019

    Jil Sander has been announced as the guest designer at menswear trade show Pitti Immagine Uomo in January. 

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    How to crack advertising for your marketSubscription

    10 October 2019

    Castore founder Tom Beahon, Cat Footwear international marketing manager Gemma Little, and Sara Lewis, global brand director of Fashion Concierge at Farfetch gave insight on how to effectively navigate the changing advertising landscape at today’s Drapers Fashion Forum. 

All by Grace Whelan