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Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki launches new label, Hula

Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki launches new label, Hula

One of the most influential names in fashion of the last 60 years has launched a new label. Barbara Hulanicki – the founder of Biba – is unveiling a new wholesale brand that shows clear links to the Biba aesthetic.
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Allbirds launches plastic-free Plant Leather with Natural Fiber Welding investment

Allbirds launches plastic-free Plant Leather with Natural Fiber Welding investment

​Ethical footwear brand Allbirds has invested $2 million into a material innovation firm, Natural Fiber Welding, and the result is what it claims to be the world’s most sustainable leather alternative for fashion.
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Protecting cashmere’s future: John Lewis to fund Inner Mongolia wool programme

Protecting cashmere’s future: John Lewis to fund Inner Mongolia wool programme

John Lewis is upping its eco credentials with three years of support for a sustainable cashmere programme run by the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA).
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Positive face of e-tail: eBay to spend millions on creating UK jobs

Positive face of e-tail: eBay to spend millions on creating UK jobs

E-tail took another socially positive step forward Thursday to improve its somewhat tarnished image with eBay announcing it’s planning to invest millions of pounds in creating jobs and opportunities in the UK.
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River Island, Mountain Warehouse sign Clipper Logistics deals, automation is key

River Island, Mountain Warehouse sign Clipper Logistics deals, automation is key

​The two major name retailers have signed deals with logistics specialist Clipper Logistics, with the details of the deals highlighting how important automation and omnichannel have become.
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PrettyLittleThing sees surging dress demand on lockdown-easing roadmap

PrettyLittleThing sees surging dress demand on lockdown-easing roadmap

​‘Going-out’ clothing may have tanked during the various lockdowns of the past year, but with the UK’s lockdown-easing roadmap now published, demand seems to be surging, a major fashion e-tailer said Thursday.
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N Brown chairman to leave, successor already lined up

N Brown chairman to leave, successor already lined up

Online retail group N Brown said Thursday that its chairman Matt Davies is stepping down from his post at the end of next month in order to “spend more time on his other business activities”.
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Latest lockdowns make £1.1bn dent in Primark sales

Latest lockdowns make £1.1bn dent in Primark sales

Primark will have lost around £1.1 billion worth of sales due to lockdowns and other restrictions in the 27 weeks up to the end of this month, the value retailer said on Thursday.
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Revolve earnings soar in fourth quarter

Revolve earnings soar in fourth quarter

The Los Angeles-based online fashion retailer reported Q4 net income of $19.0 million on Wednesday, representing a year-over-year increase of 126% compared to $8.4 million in the prior-year period.
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L Brands tops earnings expectations; revenues fall short on Victoria’s Secret weakness

L Brands tops earnings expectations; revenues fall short on Victoria’s Secret weakness

The Victoria’s Secret parent company reported fourth-quarter income of $860.3 million, or $3.03 per share, on Wednesday, beating analysts’ estimates of $2.91 per share.
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A year into pandemic, Milan fashion week stays virtual

A year into pandemic, Milan fashion week stays virtual

Fashionistas will have to log on to soak up the glamour at Milan Fashion Week, which remains online a year after the coronavirus first swept into northern Italy.
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Happy April 12: retail reopening to see footfall leap - Springboard

Happy April 12: retail reopening to see footfall leap - Springboard

Prepare for the footfall surge. With the 12 April date set for the long-awaited reopening of non-essential retail in England, UK stores can expected a 47.9% week-on-week leap in footfall, according to Springboard data.
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Consumers seek physical-digital shopping mix, embrace social commerce - report

Consumers seek physical-digital shopping mix, embrace social commerce - report

Consumers have shifted to e-shopping in the past year, but when stores reopen, they'll be glad to get back to physical shopping. Yet digital habits are ingrained for consumers globally and social commerce is on the rise.
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John Lewis fashion buying director to quit this spring

John Lewis fashion buying director to quit this spring

​John Lewis’s buying director of fashion is set to stand down after many years at the firm. But it seems the move isn't linked to the retailer’s general restructuring. Christine Kasoulis will leave to focus on her MBA. 
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Online retailers launch new trade body to champion digital cause

Online retailers launch new trade body to champion digital cause

Increasingly under-fire e-commerce retailers are making a stand. ASOS, Boohoo, The Hut Group, Ocado, AO World and Gymshark have launched The UK Digital Business Association (UKDBA).
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H&M's Innovation Stories concept drives it deeper into sustainability

H&M's Innovation Stories concept drives it deeper into sustainability

H&M is launching a new product concept called Innovation Stories with the first of a range of collections that will drop this year debuting March 18. Each drop will celebrate "forward-thinking sustainability processes”.
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