In the wake of disasters in Bangladesh garment factories that have claimed hundreds of lives in recent months, shoppers in the West have shown growing concern about worker safety in developing countries. As long as it doesn’t mean an end to bargains.
DHAKA, Bangladesh — At least 175 mainly women workers were killed in a Bangladesh building collapse and rescuers searching for survivors said on Thursday that many more were trapped in the rubble of a complex that housed factories supplying Western clothes retailers including Primark and Joe Fresh.
PLANO, United States — J.C. Penney Co. will open Joe Fresh shops in most of its stores tomorrow, a key test of Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson’s strategy to turn most of the chain’s locations into collections of boutiques.
Op-Ed | Making The Case Against Fast Fashion Collaborations (Opinion) “These underlying commercial motives are often obscured, however, by a ubiquitous but pernicious phrase: ‘the democratisation of fashion.’ Whoever coined the term is surely the marketing genius of the 21st century. On the face of it, who can argue that ‘the democratisation of fashion’ isn’t a good thing?” Joseph Mimran’s Fresh Approach (Intelligence)
TORONTO, Canada — These days, it’s not uncommon that a weekly trip to the local supermarket for milk, cereal and bread might involve coming home with a coat, dress or pair of jeans. Since 1990, when British supermarket chain Asda launched George, the world’s first grocery store clothing label, companies like Tesco and Sainsbury’s have followed suit, capitalising on well-established relationships with their customers, who visit