Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics. But in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve traditional textiles.
The London Designer Outlet has announced its 18th consecutive quarter of sales growth, shrugging off the jitters in the retail industry as high street retailers continued to struggle with footfall over Easter.
British shop prices dropped in March at the fastest pace in more than a year, adding to signs that inflation pressure caused by the pound’s post-Brexit drop is fading away, an industry survey showed on Wednesday.
Outgoing Conde Nast executive Xavier Romatet said he was not involved with Groupe Marie Claire or talks with industry peers to form a new entity after Groupe Marie Claire withdrew from the talks last month.
With more and more fashion houses going fur-free, San Francisco banning fur sales in the city and British MPs considering outlawing all imports of pelts after Brexit, the signs do not seem good for the fur sector.