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Shanghai Fashion Week combines packed international runway with online innovation

Shanghai Fashion Week combines packed international runway with online innovation

Postponed for almost two weeks due to Covid-19, Shanghai Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday, 6 April, opening nine days of physical runway shows, exhibitions, tradeshows and online events.
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Failed Amazon union effort renews call for updated U.S. labor laws

Failed Amazon union effort renews call for updated U.S. labor laws

A failed attempt to unionize Amazon.com warehouse workers shows why Congress needs to pass proposed legislation to protect labor unions against corporations’ anti-organizing efforts, Democratic lawmakers said Friday.
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Amazon.com warehouse workers vote to reject forming union in Alabama

Amazon.com warehouse workers vote to reject forming union in Alabama

Amazon.com warehouse workers in Alabama voted against forming a union by a more than 2-to-1 margin in a major win for the retailer, but the union said it would challenge the results, citing election interference.
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BFC launches Student Fabric Initiative

BFC launches Student Fabric Initiative

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is expanding its support for students with a new the Student Fabric Initiative, a waste-efficient scheme.
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Brief return: Debenhams stores to reopen… for closing-down sale

Brief return: Debenhams stores to reopen… for closing-down sale

Debenhams hasn’t disappeared from the high streets quite yet. Many of the almost-100 department stores still in existence will reopen for up to 33 days from 12 April, offering deep discounts to clear stock.
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ASOS is raising £500m for more global expansion

ASOS is raising £500m for more global expansion

Backed by impressive half-year trading figures and new £500 million financing, online fashion giant Asos said Friday it’s set for major international growth.
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Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

​As shops in England return on Monday, Frasers Group will open a milestone development. It’s the first brand-new Frasers store in the UK with a debut in Wolverhampton. 
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Students to lead rush back to shops next week, fitting rooms are key - report

Students to lead rush back to shops next week, fitting rooms are key - report

​Young consumers could be among those to most enthusiastically embrace a return to physical shopping next week, despite this consumer group also being the most comfortable with shopping online. 
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H&M to launch collab with Liya Kebede's Lemlem this month

H&M to launch collab with Liya Kebede's Lemlem this month

​H&M has announced its latest label collaboration and said it's linking up with Lemlem, the womenswear brand founded by Ethiopian supermodel, actress and women’s empowerment advocate Liya Kebede. 
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Frasers downgrades asset values on fears of third wave

Frasers downgrades asset values on fears of third wave

​Frasers Group issued a gloomy outlook on Friday warning that further Covid-19 restrictions could mean it taking a hit of more than £200 million as far as the valuation of its assets are concerned.
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Boohoo wins race for Arcadia's Daventry logistics hub

Boohoo wins race for Arcadia's Daventry logistics hub

​Boohoo Group has won the battle to buy a key UK logistics site that became available on the collapse of Arcadia.
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StockX valued at $3.8 billion after latest funding round

StockX valued at $3.8 billion after latest funding round

The Detroit-based online resale platform announced on Thursday that it has completed a new funding round, bringing the company’s total valuation up to $3.8 billion.
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Myanmar crisis sounds death knell for garment industry, jobs and hope

Myanmar crisis sounds death knell for garment industry, jobs and hope

Two years after opening his garment factory in Myanmar, Li Dongliang is on the verge of closing down and laying off his 800 remaining workers.
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Attendance at Shanghai’s textile/apparel shows back to normal

Attendance at Shanghai’s textile/apparel shows back to normal

Shanghai’s Intertextile, Chic, PH Value and Yarn Expo shows recorded a high turnout on March 17-19, with attendance figures of up to 88,000 visitors, a return to numbers similar to those of 2019.
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March footfall bodes well for stores' comeback - Springboard

March footfall bodes well for stores' comeback - Springboard

Pent-up demand to shop in a real store is simmering nicely and provides optimism for a bounceback from 12 April’s reopening. That’s the less-than-surprising view from the Springboard Footfall Monitor, released Thursday.
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Retailers say no thanks to Covid status certificates

Retailers say no thanks to Covid status certificates

​UK retailers seem to be unenthusiastic about the British government’s idea of Covid status certificates to allow people to enter certain locations. 
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