Burberry open new manufacturing site in Castleford

The launch of the new ‘Burberry Centre for Manufacturing Excellence’ was supported by the  UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT), which is helping the brand deliver a new,…

Coronavirus to hit Vietnam’s garment industry hard – association chairman

Garments and textiles are Vietnam’s third-largest export earner, after smartphones and electronics. Garment makers in the Southeast Asian country rely heavily on materials from China, where the virus…

UK e-sales rise is slower than expected, smartphone web browsing drives growth

It said that UK e-sales rose 12.1% last year. That was lower than the expected 14% and the forecast for 2018 is only 9%, the first time it’s…

Sunshine lifts UK e-tail as consumer shopping shift accelerates

It was the highest annual increase since November 2016 and came in despite Easter falling in March this year.Did fashion benefit? Well, electricals shone with a 20.9% increase…

UK workers ditch suits for casualwear but progress is still slow – survey

That’s especially the case in extreme temperatures. Most respondents in a survey said that men should be able to dress down in those offices that retain stricter dress…

Use of cash plummets in UK as payments switch to cards and digital

According to a report by UK Finance, changes in spending habits have dramatically accelerated during the pandemic, with 13.7 million people going cashless last year – almost double…