In another blow to the UK high street, Marks & Spencer has proposed more closures as part of its transformation strategy. Bayswater, Darlington, East Kilbride, Falkirk and Kettering will be amongst the towns affected.
As participant, Primark will embrace the three key principles of the initiative: business models that keep clothes in use; materials that are renewable and safe; and solutions that turn used clothes into new clothes.
Major global brands Nike, H&M, Burberry and Gap have signed up to an initiative that aims to improve the industry's record on sustainability after a study found less than one percent of clothing is recycled.
Giambattista Valli has opened a London flagship on Sloane Street as the key shopping thoroughfare’s profile moves even further upmarket with a raft of recent openings adding to its ultra-luxury appeal.