Fashion industry

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Stop dumping your cast-offs on us, Ghanaian clothes traders tell EU
With 100 tonnes of clothing from the west discarded every day in Accra, ‘fast fashion’ brands must be forced to help pay for the choking textile waste they create, environmentalists say

Isabel Choat

31, May, 2023 @12:12 PM

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How to pick knits: six questions to ask before buying that cardigan
A quick touch test can give you a sense of a knit’s quality. But dig deeper into its fibre and yarn and you can ensure your jumper lasts years

Lucianne Tonti

29, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Denim, dresses and more affordable food help lift sales and profits at M&S
Retailer to restart dividend payments but warns of challenging year ahead as costs continue to rise

Sarah Butler

24, May, 2023 @4:27 PM

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Upcycling and ‘it bags’: how Uniqlo’s British boss aims to make it bigger in Britain
Alessandro Dudech, the young executive in charge of the Japanese label’s UK expansion, aims to offer coffee, florists and a clothing repair service, all in-house

Sarah Butler

23, May, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘It’s come at the right time’: why fashion prizes have become the holy grail for struggling young designers
Getting a burgeoning brand on the runway has never been harder – but could contests putting industry connections on par with prize money make a difference?

Chloe Mac Donnell

19, May, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Fast fashion but slow progress at loss-making Asos | Nils Pratley
Covid lockdown boom masked flaws until it didn’t – and the loss of £291m in six months was worse than expected

Nils Pratley

10, May, 2023 @5:18 PM

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Asos falls £291m into the red as shoppers return to high street
‘Challenging trading backdrop' for online fashion retailer, with sales down more than expected

Sarah Butler

10, May, 2023 @12:09 PM

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Chanel goes to Hollywood: hotpants and catsuits hit tinsel town
Show was more ditzy, tongue-in-cheek Hollywood of Clueless and Barbie than rarefied silver-screen world of Philadelphia Story

Jess Cartner-Morley in Los Angeles

10, May, 2023 @9:19 AM

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Tom Ford bows out as creative director at namesake fashion label
Longtime associate Peter Hawkings announced as successor after sale of brand last November to Estée Lauder

Chloe Mac Donnell

29, Apr, 2023 @11:09 AM

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‘I wanted to make a bag that I could afford’: designer Raul Lopez on affordable it bags – and a diverse look finally coming to New York fashion
Raul Lopez has turned his Luar label into one known way beyond the rarified catwalk world. Here he explains how the New York ballroom scene, growing up in a Dominican community and fans such as Dua Lipa helped him make a luxury brand accessible to everyone

Lauren Cochrane

27, Apr, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Primark sales climb as prices rise and city centre stores boom
Retailer will extend online click & collect service to London and expand into Texas after strong results

Julia Kollewe and Sarah Butler

25, Apr, 2023 @5:23 PM

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Best&Less accused of putting profit before Bangladesh workers by failing to sign safety accord
Company says its own code of conduct goes further than the global accord prompted by the Rana Plaza disaster 10 years ago

Christopher Knaus

24, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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