23rd October 2018
Confusion over Amazon’s share of US clothing market
Estimating how Amazon ranks in the US clothing market is tricky - and often leads to real overstatements. With their Q3 results about to be announced, it's worth looking at...
18th October 2018
UK Q3 2018 physical store growth “fastest since 2014”
UK retail sales through physical stores in the 12 months to September 2018 grew at their fastest rate (7.2%) since 2014, the country's Office for National Statistics announced on October...
8th October 2018
UK Parliament demands social accountability records from ten leading clothing retailers
Mary Creagh, Chair of the UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee revealed on October 5 she had sent a social accountability questionnaire to the country's ten leading clothing retailers , asking:. 1. Are all...
28th June 2018
New foreign clothing and textiles investment collapses in Vietnam
Foreign textile-related investment in Vietnam has fallen this year to “several” new projects from the 129 projects worth $600 mn approved in 2016. 2017 itself saw a 30% fall in new projects...
27th June 2018
Clothing return problems worsening, says major card owner
37% of UK clothing businesses say returns from online purchases have risen over the past two years, according to research carried out for card operator Barclaycard. 47% by value of...
26th June 2018
Worker Rights Consortium documents vicious threats and beatings at Bangalore’s Shahi Export
A new report by the Workers' Rights' Consortium claimed on June 20 that Shahi Export in Bangalore, India, viciously attacked workers in April this year. Attacks included physical beatings and...
21st June 2018
Tesco and Walmart “ignore labour practices disclosure”
Tesco and Walmart "ignored calls for more information on their labour practices", said the FT on May 1. They are among over 40 large companies apparently failing to reply to a ...
23rd May 2018
Bangladesh: Ramadan ends with none of the forecast chaos
Ramadan ended on June 14 with virtually none of the carnage predicted for the Bangladesh clothing industry at its beginning. In late May, local media reported that "labour unrest is...