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Drapers speaks to brands about what they are doing to create greener jeans and how the denim industry can clean up its act.
Drapers examines the future of Cambodian garment sourcing following the European Union’s decision to withdraw trade privileges.
Drapers’ survey of the impact of coronavirus on the fashion retail industry reveals the cost in terms of lost business and job cuts.
It has been a nightmare week for the world of fashion retail. The situation we are waking up to each morning was almost unimaginable less than a fortnight ago.
How should fashion approach talking to customers amid the coronavirus outbreak?
The resale and rental models are moving from the online space into bricks-and-mortar stores.
Now that stores are closed, warehouses, logistics companies and couriers are now on the front line of fashion retail.
Drapers assesses coronavirus’s potential impact on the upcoming trade show and buying season.
New investment and a firm commitment to UK manufacturing are bringing fresh focus to The Cambridge Satchel Company
Print dresses in oversized silhouettes have proven their appeal across a widespread range of womenswear customers. Drapers analyses the magic formula
After luxury powerhouses Burberry and Kering revealed updated parental leave policies, Drapers looks at what lessons the rest of the fashion industry can learn
Carol Kane, co-founder and executive director of fast fashion giant Boohoo, tells Drapers how she is encouraging young talent through a scholarship competition with York St John University to win a funded master’s degree.
Threads Styling founder Sophie Hill says “any time, any place, anywhere” is the new way for the luxury consumer to shop
Customers are beginning to hold retailers to account when it comes to sustainability. But how can fashion retailers communicate their progress without appearing disingenuous or being accused of “greenwashing”?
As stock issues hit retailers’ bottom lines, Drapers examines the new stock challenges facing fashion.
While opportunities for women are improving across fashion retail, Drapers’ research reveals there is still much to be done to create parity with male counterparts at board level.
Last but certainly not least, Paris Fashion Week, which ran on 24 February-3 March, rounded off the autumn 20 calendar with shows from high-fashion heavyweights.
Fashion is notorious for its reliance on packaging. As brands and retailers search for more sustainable alternatives, Drapers looks into potential changes and how rethinking packaging can have a tangible impact.
Drapers explores the new circular models being embraced by the fashion industry, from repairing products to renting wardrobes.
Drapers’ latest report explores some of the key issues driving sustainability forward and uncovers how the industry is working together for change.
During times of crisis, difficult decisions are necessary to save businesses in the long term. But the way in which some retailers have culled staff and cancelled orders will rankle for months to come.
Blair Nimmo, UK head of restructuring at advisory firm KPMG, tells businesses to make claims “clearly, early and with evidence” for the best chance of securing extended credit quickly.
Neil Clifford, CEO of high street footwear chain Kurt Geiger, explains why he has taken the decision to suspend his salary until stores reopen and how the business is supporting NHS workers fighting the virus on the frontline.
Simone Cipriani, head and founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative at the UN’s International Trade Centre, tells us how the coronavirus crisis will impact vulnerable people along the supply chain – and what retailers can do to help.
Ailish Christian-West, president at property industry body Revo, calls for the government to support retail property owners to stop the “long-term decay of high streets”.
Next chief executive Lord Wolfson discusses the retailer’s “stress test” model, the importance of employee support and the need for continued innovation amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Simon Berwin, owner of Simon Berwin Advisory, and former managing director of menswear supplier Berwin & Berwin, discusses the importance of supporting each other during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Paul Moran, head of business rates at property firm Mason Owen, discusses the latest business rates developments.
Bobby Lane, small business growth expert and accountant to the fashion sector, gives his advice on how independent retailers can prepare for the downturn in the wake of coronavirus.
Mike Mikkelborg, former New Look and Gant supply chain director and CEO of data business Pilot Digital, discusses the impact the coronavirus is having on the fashion industry, from manufacturers to supply chain to retailers.
Lucy Reece Raybould, CEO of the British Footwear Association, explains how it is supporting the industry in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
This week marked a sharp turning point in the coronavirus crisis for UK fashion retailers and brands – and their customers – as the government ramped up measures to contain the infection and already-quiet high streets became ghost towns.
Chief executive of British Independent Retailers Association (Bira), Andrew Goodacre, shares his concerns over the impact of coronavirus on independent retailers.
Cathleen Nicol, founder of luxury accessories brand C. Nicol Studio, explains how small businesses are coping with the dramatic, swift changing challenges of the Coronavirus crisis.
Stephen Sidkin, partner at law firm Fox Williams, discusses the impact coronavirus could have on contracts.
Martin McElhinney, general manager at McElhinneys department store in Ballybofey, County Donegal, tells Drapers why the business made the difficult decision to close the store, to limit the spread of coronavirus in the local community.
I have had the pleasure of meeting countless whip-smart female leaders in the fashion retail industry, who are running innovative and successful businesses.
I recently chaired a lively debate about circularity in fashion, during which we explored some of the barriers to implementing closed-loop models, and possible solutions.
Eurig Lewis, owner of menswear independent Jackie James in Carmarthen, Wales, discusses why investing, even when the market was difficult, has set his businesses up for future growth.
Operating a retail business in China has never been a straightforward affair. Although first and foremost a human tragedy, the ongoing outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus is creating serious problems for those retailers who operate in the market.