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

How modest fashion became a global trend

woman in modest fashion on the catwalk

The future remains bright for modest fashion as Western retailers realise the huge potential of this growing and lucrative market

Why British beauty is booming abroad

Woman wearing red shoes in front of a red door

“Brand Britain”, with an emphasis on Britishness, perceived luxury and quality, is making a mark on the global beauty landscape as UK exports thrive