The Crown Estate aims to go ultra green. One of London's biggest retail landlords said it’s committed to eliminating its carbon footprint by 2030, including emissions generated by customers using its properties.
At first glance, November’s UK retail sales released Friday looked quite good. Despite the pandemic-induced lockdown, total like-for-like sales last month increased 3.3%, the strongest month of sales since January.
The BFC unveiled its newly-digital Fashion Awards on Thursday evening and instead of just replacing the usual live event with an online version, it changed the format to reflect the huge change happening in 2020.
More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries have signed a letter to Amazon backing a campaign that claims the tech giant has "dodged and dismissed … debts to workers, societies, and the planet," organisers said.
Good but not spectacular. UK online retail sales across the Black Friday weekend were “very strong” this year, although they failed to match forecasts in spite of England being confined to lockdown shopping, IMRG said.
Two UK retailers have highlighted the ongoing importance of loungewear this year with Missguided on Thursday saying it saw a 70% surge in sales of the category while Boux Avenue said most consumers are wearing it.
Alber Elbaz's AZ Factory, Charles de Vilmorin and Sterling Ruby are the three latest brands to be invited by France's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show their collections from 25 to 28 January.