What are the issues facing fashion today?

‘Retailers must provide fashion that is affordable to all income brackets while respecting their societal responsibilities for sustainable production’

How fashion found new purpose in sustainability

‘Businesses have greater opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations that will lead to conscious consumerism’

How tech can transform the fashion supply chain

Digital technologies could transform supply chain visibility and transparency in fashion, but a culture of resistance is holding the industry back

Fashion influencers lead the industry

How consumers view and engage with fashion brands is being transformed by high-profile influencers, who are now gracing the red carpets of the most elite events and deepening their commercial ties in the industry

Is fashion manufacturing coming home?

Rapid globalisation and complex supply chains mean brands have hitherto largely relied on production overseas, where labour is often cheaper and economies of scale have enabled strong expansion. But in light of Brexit and its potential impact on global trade and workforces, the reindustrialisation of Britain, for the textiles industry at least, could prove attractive to many domestic brands

Why fashion has to embrace sustainability

When higher consumption equals bigger profits, the balance between sustainable practices and traditional business models is becoming increasingly difficult for brands

Are brands exploiting the modest fashion trend?

The rise of modest fashion has arguably changed the representation of Muslims in Western popular culture, but the convergence of ideology and corporatisation raises important questions for the industry

Brands must speak out to change the world, says Patagonia founder

Renowned environmentalist and billionaire clothing entrepreneur Yvon Chouinard says brands must show honesty and transparency in their efforts to be sustainable, and demonstrate responsibility to save the planet