Boohoo

An image from boohoo.com's summer shoot.

Human Resources

Boohoo Publishes Results of Investigation After Sweatshop Allegations

In response to allegations of poor worker conditions in its supplier factories in Leicester, the retailer is committing to a new set of measures to improve transparency in its supply chain.

clock September 25, 2020Natalie Theodosi

Labour Behind the Label protesting in front of an H&M store.

Government and Trade

‘Leicester Is the Tip of the Iceberg,’ Says Labour Behind the Label

Meg Lewis, campaigns manager at Labour Behind the Label, a charity organization that lobbies on behalf of garment workers, talks about the Boohoo scandal and factory conditions in Leicester, England.

clock July 22, 2020Samantha Conti

An image from boohoo.com's summer shoot.

Retail

Boycott Boohoo, or Hunt for Bargains? What Will Consumers Do?

Shoppers today appear more willing to make considered purchases, but the responsibility for long-term change around fast-fashion shopping habits lies elsewhere, experts say.

clock July 22, 2020Natalie Theodosi

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Financial

Why Boohoo Factory Abuse Is Still Making Headlines

The ultra-fast-fashion retailer navigates bad press and investor fallout over factory abuse allegations.

clock July 15, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

The city centre is extremely quiet on day one hundred and three of lockdown and Leicester has become the first local area to be placed back into lockdown, whilst most of the country has had a further relaxation of Coronavirus restrictions including being able to go to pubs, barbers and hairdressers.Leicester back in lockdown, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK, on July 4, 2020, Leicester, UK - 04 Jul 2020

Retail

Fast-Fashion Retailer Quiz Launches Probe Into Leicester Factory

Stung by a media investigation, Quiz is looking into poor payments at one of its sub-contractor’s factories in the English city that remains under COVID-19 lockdown.

clock July 13, 2020Samantha Conti

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Business Features

To Make Fashion Business Sustainable, Go ‘Upstream,’ Forum Says

A virtual sustainability event held by Sourcing Journal sowed a new fashion business model with more shared value upstream, data and social impact.

clock July 9, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

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Retail

‘Shocked and Appalled’ Boohoo Sees Shares Plummet, Despite Changes

The embattled online retailer has cut ties with two suppliers already and said it will conduct an independent review into its supply chain, but that was not enough to stem the bleeding on London’s Stock Exchange.

clock July 8, 2020Samantha Conti

People wear face masks as they shop in Leicester city centre in Leicester, Britain, 30 June 2020.The City of Leicester is the first city in the UK to have to go into local lockdown after 10 percent of all new recorded cases in the UK in the past week were in the city. All non-essential shops in the city will close from 30 June and schools will close to most pupils from 02 July on. Pubs, restaurants, places of worship and other businesses will now remain closed for longer and not re-open on 04 July like the rest of the country.Coronavirus in Britain, Leicester, United Kingdom - 30 Jun 2020

Human Resources

Boohoo Shares Tumble After Allegations of Poor Pay, Factory Conditions 

The British government plans to investigate Boohoo’s suppliers after media allegations of sweat shop conditions at factories in Leicester, England, a COVID-19 hotbed.

clock July 6, 2020Samantha Conti

An image from boohoo.com's summer shoot.

Business Features

Boohoo.com, Suppliers Face Allegations of Poor Labor Practices

Public Health England did not find “obvious outbreaks” in Leicester’s garment factories, most of which supply Boohoo.com.

clock July 2, 2020Natalie Theodosi

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Boohoo Buys Oasis, Warehouse Online Businesses From Hilco

The fashion retailer paid 5.25 million pounds in cash for the IP and platforms of British brands Oasis and Warehouse following their collapse in April.

clock June 17, 2020Samantha Conti

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Financial

Online Retailer Boohoo Buys Remaining Stake in PrettyLittleThing.com

Boohoo already owns the majority of the fast-fashion retailer, and has paid an initial 269.8 million pounds for the remaining 34 percent stake.

clock May 28, 2020Samantha Conti

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Business Features

Britain’s High Streets in Peril as COVID-19 Ravages Physical Retail

The ailing Cath Kidston will shut all of its U.K. stores, with 900 job losses, and become a “digital-led” business, while online fashion retailer Boohoo had a bumper year.

clock April 22, 2020Samantha Conti

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Retail

Nasty Gal’s Business Turns Nice Under Boohoo Ownership

Boohoo’s Carol Kane talked reviving Nasty Gal post-bankruptcy with scale and a marketing strategy involving the likes of Cara Delevingne.

clock October 18, 2019Kali Hays

An image from boohoo.com's summer shoot.

Fashion Scoops

Boohoo Buys Online Businesses of Karen Millen and Coast

The retailer paid 18.2 million pounds for the online, but refused to buy the stores and concessions.

clock August 6, 2019Fiona Ma

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Technology

How Asos, Zara, Boohoo Reduce Environmental Impact With Fit Tech

Fit Analytics, the ML-powered sizing solution behind Asos, Zara, Boohoo, argues that reducing size sampling and returns is making a sizable impact on the environment.

clock July 30, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

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