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H&M names 10 Global Change Award winners, has doubled the prize fund
It’s been a busy few weeks for award winner announcements and on Thursday, H&M Group named the winners of its Global Change Award, its “early-stage innovation challenge seeking bright minds that can transform fashion”.
Interview: Hamilton + Hare's eight steps to brand-creation success
Celebrating its 10th anniversary next year, upscale menswear business Hamilton & Hare has become a fixture on London’s Chiltern Street.
Coach rolls out Coachtopia via Selfridges' Worn Again project
Tapestry’s Coach brand is further rolling out its major circularity initiative Coachtopia in the UK with a debut outside of London.
AZ Factory opens pop-up in Paris
The house founded by Alber Elbaz is opening a pop-up in the Marais district in Paris with a fun, summery vibe, featuring collaborations by its "Amigos".
Joe Browns opens first new store in four years
Lifestyle fashion and home retailer Joe Browns continues its physical store rollout opening a store in Bowness-on-Windemere “putting the affluent lakes area firmly on the fashion map”.
Wales Bonner scoops another prize, wins 2023's BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has named Grace Wales Bonner, founder of the Wales Bonner fashion label, as the winner of the 2023 BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund.
Some ASOS suppliers cut links with e-tailer for now, Frasers raises stake
Some suppliers of online fashion retail giant ASOS are pulling back from supplying the company with goods following the withdrawal of credit insurance for the firm, according to a newspaper report on Wednesday.
The Independents group (Karla Otto, Bureau Betak) sells stake to TowerBrook Capital Partners, FL Entertainment
The marketing and communication group, consisting of Bureau Betak, Bureau Future, K2, Karla Otto, Lefty, Prodject and The Qode, has announced the arrival of new shareholders and the departure of Cathay Capital.
Zara-owner Inditex's quarterly profit rises 54% as sale boom continues
Zara owner Inditex on Wednesday posted a 54% rise in first-quarter profit as sales kept pace after a strong 2022, when it outperformed other retailers during a cost of living crisis.
Weekday goes phygital with The Fabricant via limited-edition drop Artifact 001
With Weekday now being H&M Group’s key youth-focused brand, it’s interesting that the Swedish fashion retail giant has announced a new digital link-up with The Fabricant for the label.
Jimmy Lion aims to reach 9 million euros in 2023 by focusing on internationalisation, diversification
The sock company closed 2022 with sales of 6.4 million euros. This year, Jimmy Lion plans to strengthen its presence in key markets such as Europe, the United States, and Canada, while expanding its product offerings.
CBI survives as members vote in its favour
Businesses that are members of the Confederation of British Industry, one of the main UK lobby groups, voted that they had confidence in reforms aimed at restoring the CBI's reputation after sexual assault allegations.
Simply Be owner N Brown struggles in tough environment
Struggling e-tailer N Brown will have been hoping that better results in the fourth quarter could boost its full-year numbers after Q3 had seen revenues falling in the face of the cost-of-living crisis.
Marketplaces: A promising strategy to counter inflation's impact
According to a study conducted by Mirakl, marketplaces are thriving with 38% growth, attracting both sellers and customers, while brand websites are lagging behind due to inflation.
Lakeside mall adds to luxury offer with new brand expansion
Popular retail and leisure destination Lakeside has boosted its high-end appeal announcing “significant” expansion for fashion retailer Boss and watch/jewellery stores TAG Heuer and Goldsmiths.
Pepco Group's value strength continues to resonate in H1
Consumers searching for value in these tough economic times continue to be core to European value retail giant Pepco’s impressive performance.