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It's time fashion retailers made the most of second-hand clothing Benjamin Wall opinion comment Amazon

COMMENT: It’s time fashion retailers made the most of second-hand clothing

There are a number of advantages for a fashion retailer to exploit its existing market position to develop the sale of 2nd-hand.
Chanel has published a new sustainability initiative to directly address climate change and the role the luxury fashion label and retailer can play in lowering its carbon footprint.

Chanel publishes climate change plan Mission 1.5°

Chanel has published a new sustainability initiative to directly address climate change.
MatchesFashion launches its responsible edit – promoting brands making mindful decisions around design or production.The edit was created out of the retailers continued focus on the implementation and growth of their internal Responsible Survey project.

MatchesFashion launches Responsible Edit

MatchesFashion launches its responsible edit – promoting brands making mindful decisions around design or production.
Frozen food sales jump as coronavirus fears grows: Iceland boss

Frozen food sales jump as coronavirus fears grows: Iceland boss

Shoppers are turning to frozen food as the coronavirus outbreak spreads, Iceland managing director Richard Walker has said.
Members from XR Manchester staged a protest outside of Boohoo’s head office in Manchester on Monday to "highlight their continued use of unsustainable and unethically sourced materials".

Extinction Rebellion protesters target Boohoo head office

Members from XR Manchester staged a protest outside of Boohoo’s head office in Manchester on Monday.
Wren Kitchens has been rated the best retail employer to work for in the UK for the second year running, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site, Indeed. John Lewis & Partners topped the list in 2018 but falls to 11th place following a difficult spell.

John Lewis launches second-hand style initiative for kidswear

John Lewis has introduced a new initiative to persuade customers to hand down children’s clothing.
H&M Group has launched a new initiative called Treadler, allowing external companies access H&M's global supply chain and even help with product development. Treadler is one of the first initiatives of new H&M chief executive Helena Helmersson, who was previously a longtime sustainability executive at the retailer.

H&M opens sustainable supply chain up to rivals

H&M Group has launched a new initiative called Treadler, allowing external companies access H&M's global supply chain.
The number of sustainable shoppers in Britain has increased by a third in 12 months, threatening to disturb fast fashion.Research by the Fashion Retail Academy reveals that as a result, there has been a large shift in shopping habits in the UK, with millions more choosing quality over quantity.

Sustainable Brits are killing off fast fashion

The number of sustainable shoppers in Britain has increased by a third in 12 months, threatening to disturb fast fashion.
Fast fashion retailers are coming under threat from customers’ growing “focus on sustainability” as increasing numbers buy expensive longer lasting clothes.

Fast fashion interest divebombs 46% as “focus on sustainability” drives longer lasting purchases

Fast fashion retailers are coming under threat from customers’ growing “focus on sustainability”.
Boots to turn 86,000 plastic bottles per year into own brand tights

Boots to turn 86,000 plastic bottles per year into own brand tights

Boots has become of the first major retailers to bring tights made from 86,000 recycled plastic bottles to the high street.

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