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Vivobarefoot links with Oxygen project on issue of algae blooms

Vivobarefoot links with Oxygen project on issue of algae blooms

Vivobarefoot, the minimalist footwear business, has linked with Oxygen Project to highlight the issue of destructive algae blooms in bodies of water. And it has launched a shoe called Ultra Bloom made using algae.
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​UK high street footfall bounces back after poor Bank Holiday, London strong

​UK high street footfall bounces back after poor Bank Holiday, London strong

Footfall in UK retail destinations rose a modest 0.5% last week, despite continuing poor weather. ​And that albeit mildly positive number was driven by a stronger showing across high streets, particularly in London.
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UK shoppers to spend £40bn of lockdown savings - Bank of America study

UK shoppers to spend £40bn of lockdown savings - Bank of America study

There’s a heap of consumer cash waiting to be spent -- £40 billion to be precise. That’s the amount of lockdown savings Britons are only too willing to splurge in the post-Covid economic recovery, research has found.
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Luxe eco accessories brand Watson & Wolfe seeks seed funding

Luxe eco accessories brand Watson & Wolfe seeks seed funding

British luxury eco accessories brand Watson & Wolfe (W&W) is aiming to raise fresh funding. It’s seeking £200,000 in a second seed investment round to achieve the next stage of its mission.
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Addington Capital names Turner new partner in town centre rebirth focus

Addington Capital names Turner new partner in town centre rebirth focus

​Addington Capital is out to help investors and landowners “redress the balance in our tired retail spaces and town centres”. So the property investment and management group has signed regeneration expert Nigel Turner.
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Hamnett and McDowell launch upcycled anti-Brexit collab

Hamnett and McDowell launch upcycled anti-Brexit collab

​Katharine Hamnett continues to take a campaigning stance through her work and has just launched a collection on her webstore in a link with designer and fashion reimagined specialist Patrick McDowell. 
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British shoppers will spend with "deserving" brands - study

British shoppers will spend with "deserving" brands - study

​UK shoppers are increasingly choosing to spend their money with brands depending on how much they think those brands deserve their patronage, a new study shows.
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ROI retail reopens, UK going-out categories could rise on latest lockdown easing

ROI retail reopens, UK going-out categories could rise on latest lockdown easing

​Non-essential stores in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) reopened on Monday with expectations of heavy demand after more than four months of being closed. 
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London Fashion Week digital-first dates and line-up unveiled

London Fashion Week digital-first dates and line-up unveiled

​The UK may be reopening, but the next London Fashion Week event will be digital-first again. It happens from June 12-14, a week before the final UK reopening date.
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Aeffe sales rise 5.1% in first quarter

Aeffe sales rise 5.1% in first quarter

The Italian fashion group has revealed that its consolidated revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 totalled 80.1 million euros, up 5.1% from 76.2 million euros in the prior-year period.
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Prada launches new scholarships, educational programs

Prada launches new scholarships, educational programs

Italian luxury label Prada is deepening its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with the launch of several new investments including scholarships, educational programs and a new design lab.      
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Halston biopic premiers on Netflix

Halston biopic premiers on Netflix

A new limited series premiered on Netflix on Friday highlighting the life of legendary fashion designer Roy Halston, known simply as Halston. 
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Amanda Wakeley in administration after struggling in pandemic

Amanda Wakeley in administration after struggling in pandemic

​Amanda Wakeley is the latest UK fashion firm to collapse due to pressures created by the ongoing pandemic. The firm announced Friday that it had gone into administration with some jobs being cut as a buyer is sought.
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VIA Outlets reopens complete portfolio across Europe

VIA Outlets reopens complete portfolio across Europe

VIA Outlets has reopened its entire 11-centre portfolio after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in various markets. And it's seen encouraging trading, new services added and a host of new brands joining the portfolio.
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Burberry not hurt by Xinjiang cotton row says CEO

Burberry not hurt by Xinjiang cotton row says CEO

​Burberry’s all-important sales in China don’t seem to have been hurt too much by the row over its stance on Xinjiang cotton, it emerged following the release of its full-year results this week.
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Farfetch revenues leap ahead as 2021 starts with a bang

Farfetch revenues leap ahead as 2021 starts with a bang

Farfetch has reported another big leap forward in terms of gross merchandise value (GMV) and digital platform GMV as it continues benefit from consumers shifting online both generally and due to the pandemic.
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