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Iconix to go private via deal with Lancer Capital

Iconix to go private via deal with Lancer Capital

The owner of brands including Umbro and Lee Cooper announced on Friday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Lancer Capital, a deal which values Iconix at around $585 million.
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Stella McCartney heads to G7, at BFC Forum says eco is "the future of fashion"

Stella McCartney heads to G7, at BFC Forum says eco is "the future of fashion"

One of fashion’s biggest names has issued a warning to the fashion sector not to get too complacent about current green drives as there’s a lot more work to be done, with legislation also needed. 
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Fear factors prevent UK shoppers from buying online from EU, says study

Fear factors prevent UK shoppers from buying online from EU, says study

Fakes, delays, customs and foreign languages. These are the biggest fears preventing UK e-commerce consumers making cross-border purchases from the EU, according to a new report commissioned by Weglot.
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Fast fashion still uses too many virgin synthetics - report

Fast fashion still uses too many virgin synthetics - report

Must do better. Nearly half the women's clothes being sold by leading UK-based online retailers are still made entirely from new plastics, according to a Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) report. 
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Signa Sports to buy Wiggle via SPAC deal

Signa Sports to buy Wiggle via SPAC deal

​Online sporting goods retailer Signa Sports United is taking over UK-based cycling and outdoors business Wiggle, according to reports.
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PVH commits to transparency with new corporate responsibility report

PVH commits to transparency with new corporate responsibility report

PVH Corp. released its latest annual corporate responsibility report on Thursday, highlighting progress toward key targets in the company’s Forward Fashion CR strategy. 
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Netflix and shop: Online store offers limited-edition merchandise

Netflix and shop: Online store offers limited-edition merchandise

Netflix Inc will launch an online store to sell limited-edition apparel, lifestyle merchandise and collectibles based on "Stranger Things," "Lupin" and other popular shows, the streaming giant said on Thursday.
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Badgley Mischka launches dog collection

Badgley Mischka launches dog collection

Badgley Mischka has teamed up with pet fashion company K9Wear for the launch of a high-quality apparel collection for dogs. 
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Vince surges back into sales growth, slashes loss

Vince surges back into sales growth, slashes loss

The NYC-based fashion group has announced that it achieved net sales of $57.5 million in the first quarter, up 47.5% from $57.5 million in the prior-year period, progress which allowed the company to reduce its loss.
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Luxury fashion production specialist Florence Group buys Manifatture Cesari

Luxury fashion production specialist Florence Group buys Manifatture Cesari

Florence Group, a recently created entity specialised in luxury fashion production in Italy, has added a fourth company to its line-up, Italian jersey specialist Manifatture Cesari.
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London Fashion Week to host 32 brands, and four events, this week

London Fashion Week to host 32 brands, and four events, this week

With the UK off limits due to many nations due to the pandemic, the next London Fashion Week takes place under tricky conditions, however the British Fashion Council has pulled plenty of action into the season.
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Crew Clothing opens at Centre:mk

Crew Clothing opens at Centre:mk

British lifestyle brand Crew Clothing has opened a store in the Centre:mk mall in Milton Keynes. Spanning 1,666 square feet store showcases the brand’s collections “inspired by the British coast”. 
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BFC and Clearpay create Chelsea shopping quarter for London Fashion Week

BFC and Clearpay create Chelsea shopping quarter for London Fashion Week

Clearpay certainly isn’t taking a back seat as sponsor of London Fashion Week. The buy-now-pay-later finance provider unveils ‘Clearpay Quarter’ a three-day, fashion-focused pop up (11-14 June) on London’s King’s Road.
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H&M Foundation launches virtual collection to help fund innovative start-ups

H&M Foundation launches virtual collection to help fund innovative start-ups

​An interesting development from H&M. The Swedish fashion retail giant said on Thursday that the non-profit H&M Foundation has launched a “virtual collection designed to make the planet last”.
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H&M partners with Japanese brand Toga

H&M partners with Japanese brand Toga

H&M has announced a collaboration with Tokyo-based independent luxury label Toga. The collection will comprise reimaginings of Toga’s archival hits for men and women, given contemporary twists.
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Fashion must be change influencer say speakers at BFC's Positive Fashion Forum

Fashion must be change influencer say speakers at BFC's Positive Fashion Forum

The fashion sector's trend-setting status can help influence change in other industries, but fashion companies also need to ensure that eco and ethical thinking are front of mind for their own commercial health.
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