28th December 2018
Britain’s “Worst retail November in living memory” – wasn’t
UK shops’ sales growth in November was the fourth best in the past 20 years.
The Office of National Statistics reported 5% annual growth on December 20 – a growth rate among the highest on record.Read More
20th November 2018
Primark establishes new record for UK clothes retailing profit
With an opening programme in its last quarter that included its second New York City store, Primark set a new record of £843 millon ($1.14 billion) in profit for a UK clothing retailer.
Primark makes money because it doesn’t sell online – not despite it.Read More
30th October 2018
WWF starts four-country “textile greening” project in Vietnam
Project contributing to water quality improvement and sustainable energy use will run in China, Bangladesh, India and Vietnam.
26th October 2018
Major clothing businesses back Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at source
Among the 290 organisations behind the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment are H&M, Inditex, M&S, Target and Burberry.
Most have committed to extensive steps towards eliminating plastic by 2025Read More
22nd October 2018
122 clothing companies sign commitment to responsible recruitment
Commitment to incorporate recruitment practices into compliance standards throughout their supply chain by the end of 2019Read More
19th October 2018
EU and Singapore sign cooperation deals
EU hopeful Free Trade Agreement will be implemented by the end of 2019, but other deals may take longerRead More
18th October 2018
EU-Vietnam trade deal passes latest European hurdle
But, though approved in principle in December 2015 still needs ratifying by Council of Ministers and EU Parliament.
17th October 2018
US confirms intent to start trade talks with EU, UK and Japan
The White House announced on October 16 it would start trade talks with the EU, Japan and the UK in 2019.
Talks would begin in 2019. With the EU and Japan, the US would seek “a more balanced trade”: with the UK “cutting edge obligations for emerging sectors “Read More
17th October 2018
US announces withdrawal from UPU over unfair subsidies to China
The US announced its decision to withdraw from the treaties of the Universal Postal Union on October 17 .
Just months earlier, self-styled experts at a US stockbroker claimed such a decision was impossibleRead More