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Local lawmakers dismiss claims that fast-fashion factories are linked to a UK city COVID-19 spike — but an expert says these businesses are coronavirus hotspots

Textile factories in a UK city have come under investigation after reports surfaced that employers were putting workers at risk of COVID-19 infection. A workers’ rights group said the conditions likely contributed to a fresh wave of infections in the city. While the local government said there is “no evidence” […]
Local lawmakers dismiss claims that fast-fashion factories are linked to a UK city COVID-19 spike — but an expert says these businesses are coronavirus hotspots
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A workers’ rights group says Boohoo’s cut-price business model only turns a profit if workers are paid criminally low wages. Analysts disagree.

Boohoo’s business practices have come under scrutiny after a Sunday Times investigation found that workers at one of its suppliers’ factories were being paid as little as £3.50 ($US4.41) an hour. A workers’ rights group said that Boohoo’s purchasing practices and its fast-fashion business model rely on illegal wages to […]
A workers’ rights group says Boohoo’s cut-price business model only turns a profit if workers are paid criminally low wages. Analysts disagree.
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Amazon, ASOS, Next, and Zalando pull Boohoo’s brands from their websites following reports that suppliers’ factory workers are paid as little as $4 an hour

Amazon, ASOS, Next, and Zalando are among the retailers that have dropped Boohoo’s clothing from their own websites, following reports of workers’ rights violations in factories supplying clothes to Boohoo. Boohoo is currently investigating these allegations and has launched an independent review of its supply chain. Amazon, ASOS, and Zalando […]
Amazon, ASOS, Next, and Zalando pull Boohoo’s brands from their websites following reports that suppliers’ factory workers are paid as little as $4 an hour
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One of the most influential people in fashion hinted that the coronavirus pandemic could end the era of inexpensive, disposable fashion popularised by Forever 21 and H&M

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour shared her thoughts on how the pandemic will impact the fashion industry in the long term in an interview with CNBC this week. Wintour said that the entire industry is rethinking what fashion stands for and what it should be. This includes focusing less on newness […]
One of the most influential people in fashion hinted that the coronavirus pandemic could end the era of inexpensive, disposable fashion popularised by Forever 21 and H&M
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Want to save the planet? Start with your closet.

Writer Sam Corbin gets most of her clothing from secondhand sources to help offset the environmental damage caused by the rise of fast fashion. She’s not alone: New, sustainably made clothing exists, but experts stressed that buying used is the way to go, despite the fact that the resale industry […]
Want to save the planet? Start with your closet.
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I ordered clothes from those cheap online stores, and I’m not sold

I’m constantly targeted with Instagram ads for inexpensive, online-only fashion brands. As a brick-and-mortar shopping enthusiast, I decided to test the hype of online-only stores. Would the companies hold true to their promises of cheap but stylish clothes? I ordered a total of eight items that were each less than […]
I ordered clothes from those cheap online stores, and I’m not sold
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The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Here are the biggest ways it impacts the planet.

Fast fashion makes shopping for clothes more affordable, but it comes at an environmental cost. The fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions, is the second-largest consumer of the world’s water supply, and pollutes the oceans with microplastics. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some parts of […]
The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Here are the biggest ways it impacts the planet.
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The husband and wife duo behind Forever 21 have reportedly reached a deal to sell the fast fashion retailer, after having lost nearly $4 billion from their personal net worths since 2015

Forever 21 cofounders Jin Sook and Do Won Chang have reached a deal to sell the floundering fast-fashion retailer, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The Changs dropped out of the three comma club in July and are now worth $US800 million each, according to Forbes estimates. The fast-fashion retailer […]
The husband and wife duo behind Forever 21 have reportedly reached a deal to sell the fast fashion retailer, after having lost nearly $4 billion from their personal net worths since 2015
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Forever 21 is reportedly exploring a restructuring deal

Forever 21 is exploring a restructuring deal to turn around its business, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Forever 21 is a private company and does not release financials. However, in recent years the teen-focused chain has shown signs of struggle, especially in its international locations, where it […]
Forever 21 is reportedly exploring a restructuring deal
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Kim Kardashian is suing fast-fashion brand Missguided for $10 million, accusing the company of profiting from copying her outfits and image

Kim Kardashian West is suing Missguided and seeking $US10 million in damages, accusing the fast-fashion brand of profiting from replicating an outfit she posted on Instagram. “Missguided systematically uses the names and images of Kardashian and other celebrities to advertise and spark interest in its website and clothing,” the complaint […]
Kim Kardashian is suing fast-fashion brand Missguided for $10 million, accusing the company of profiting from copying her outfits and image
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H&M is on a mission to make customers pay full price

H&M has become known for its frequent deals and discounts in recent years. But according to Martino Pessina, H&M’s newly appointed president of US operations, we can expect to see much less of that in the retailer’s US stores and online platform this year. Pessina said that “deals kill creativity” […]
H&M is on a mission to make customers pay full price
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Zara has a new tactic to compete with Amazon and Asos

Zara is rolling out a ship-from-store service to 2,000 of its stores. If an item is out of stock online but available in a store nearby, customers will be able to order it from there and have it shipped directly. This new system allows the company to have a better […]
Zara has a new tactic to compete with Amazon and Asos
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Sales at online millennial fashion retailer Missguided jumped 75% last year

Missguided’s sales jumped 75% to £205.8 million in the year to March 26. 2017. Online fast fashion retailer slips to a loss of £1.6 million after opening its first shops. LONDON – Missguided, the Manchester-based online fashion retailer, saw sales jump 75% to over £200 million last year. Accounts filed […]
Sales at online millennial fashion retailer Missguided jumped 75% last year