Makers HQ, a new manufacturing initiative in Plymouth that aims to provide sampling facilities to the fashion industry and emerging designers, has appointed Sophie Glover to the role of studio manager.
In another blow to the UK high street, Marks & Spencer has proposed more closures as part of its transformation strategy. Bayswater, Darlington, East Kilbride, Falkirk and Kettering will be amongst the towns affected.
The royal wedding underlines the economic potential of a sector that needs to embrace digital technologies and look for new markets and formats to face a fragmented landscape where millennials will reign supreme.
The new owner of Belstaff has been named Britain’s richest man in the latest Sunday Times Rich List. Self-made businessman Jim Ratcliffe is chairman/CEO of chemicals company Ineos, which acquired Belstaff last autumn.
Analysts are predicting another grim year for UK fashion retail in 2018. Following a volume decline for clothing and footwear of 0.8% last year, growth isn't expected to return until next year, leaving 2018 weak.
Europe’s biggest online fashion retailer said the launch of beauty products in Germany had made a promising start and its active customer numbers jumped in the first quarter but a late start to spring hit profitability.