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…

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…

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…