West End to see £136m spend over pre-Christmas weekend

The forecast comes from the New West End Company, the business partnership representing the neighbourhood’s retailers.It said that despite the low consumer confidence that has left shoppers holding back on…

Bananas to fish scales- Fashion’s hunt for eco-materials

Experts warn these new textiles are not a quick fix for fashion’s enormous problems with over-consumption and waste, but may be a necessary step in developing cleaner technologies.”You could possibly…

News from Jigsaw, John Lewis and Deloitte shows rise in consumers aiming to repair, not replace

For one, Jigsaw has announced the expansion of Jigsaw Forever, its circular concept that’s “committed to supporting a more sustainable fashion model”. It said a “pivotal part” of the expansion…

Retailer Casino cools talk of Amazon deal as it posts higher sales

Casino, whose credit rating was cut to junk by Standard & Poor’s in March 2016 and which has been criticised by U.S. activist fund Muddy Waters, is under pressure to…

Scottish textile firm ploughs £1m into equipment, looks at sustainability

The investment is supported by a £300k Scottish Enterprise Regional Selective Assistance grant.Founded in 1864, the textile firm based in Dundee, Scotland said the funding will safeguard 26 existing positions…

U.S. retail sales fall again in December

Retail sales dropped 0.7% last month, the Commerce Department said on Friday. Data for November was revised down to show sales declining 1.4% instead of 1.1% as previously reported. Economists…

UK mulls e-tailer tax to recoup some of Covid spend

A new ‘excessive profits tax’, also being dubbed an ‘Amazon tax’, is being considered as part of a business rates review after a consultation was held last year. Leaked emails…

​Savile Row tailors say duty-free shopping end could be existential issue

The call comes as fears grow that the Covid-19 pandemic poses an “existential threat” to some of London’s historic businesses, according to the Times newspaper.Savile Row tailors have written to…

US drops Jordan’s garments from child labour list

The US department of labour took the decision to remove Jordan from the list based on the information that human trafficking has significantly reduced in Jordan. Jordanian government adopted several…

Going Camping for Spring Break- These Affordable Amazon Packing Essentials Will Make You One Happy Camper

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