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It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres...

By Mark Sumner 23 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers

For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights...

By Dan Lewis 22 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Marks and Spencer slows food expansion plans

LONDON - Marks and Spencer, the British clothing-to-food retailer, announced on Wednesday a sharp rise in net profits on higher sales but plans to slow expansion of its number of standalone food stores...

9 Nov 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry creative chief to step down in 2018

Christopher Bailey, who pioneered the transformation of British fashion brand Burberry in recent years, is stepping down in 2018...

1 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit

Ikea has announced a deal to acquire on-demand help startup TaskRabbit as the world's largest furniture retailer grabbed a seat in the online sharing economy...

29 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo for £900m

US fashion brand Michael Kors on Tuesday agreed to buy British shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo for almost £900 million...

25 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

25 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

London Fashion Week shake up tradition with mixed catwalks

LONDON - Men and women are sashaying down catwalks together at London Fashion Week, in a shake-up of tradition backed by celebrated designers including Vivienne Westwood...

10 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Designer Stella McCartney unveils first menswear collection

LONDON - Fashion designer Stella McCartney unveiled her first menswear collection on Thursday at London's famous Abbey Road recording studio, where she promised men a more free and fun wardrobe...

14 Nov 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry sees UK sales sparkle on Brexit-hit pound

LONDON - Luxury fashion giant Burberry, famed for its designer handbags and trenchcoats, said Tuesday that British sales have soared since the Brexit vote as tourists took advantage of the plunging pound...

19 Oct 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry sees return to sales growth in China

LONDON - Luxury fashion group Burberry on Thursday announced a return to retail sales growth in China despite an economic slowdown, boosting overall results in its third quarter...

15 Jan 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

M&S boss to quit as clothing sales fail to recover

LONDON - Marks & Spencer (M&S) CEO Marc Bolland will step down after failing to revive clothing sales in almost six years at the British retailing bellwether...

By Sam Chambers 8 Jan 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

M&S posts falling net profit, clothing sales

LONDON - British retailer Marks and Spencer, regarded as a barometer of UK consumer demand, posted sliding net profit on Wednesday on tumbling clothing sales and a poor international performance...

5 Nov 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Adidas defend controversial Manchester United women's shirt

LONDON - Manchester United kit maker Adidas has been forced to defend its controversial new shirt designed specifically for female fans of the Premier League club...

5 Aug 2015

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