Boohoo

Boohoo, sustainability, forced labor, claims

Retail

Boohoo Cuts Ties With Hundreds of U.K. Manufacturers, Bans Sub-Contracting

After more careful auditing, the fast-fashion retailer went from working with more than 500 U.K. manufacturers to 78.

clock March 25, 2021Natalie Theodosi

BRC, sustainability, trade, government, labor abuses, labor rights, garment workers, fashion

Business

The U.K. Wants a ‘Garment Trade Adjudicator’ to Fix Fashion’s Labor Abuses

The U.K. Environmental Audit Committee proposed a “garment trade adjudicator” role to help make sector more ethical and more sustainable.

clock March 11, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Shops stock. General View of a boohoo store in London. Picture date: Monday February 15, 2021. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire URN:58154196 (Press Association via AP Images)

Business

MPs Ask ‘Boohoo to Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is,’ in Letter

In a letter to Boohoo’s chairman, Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee pressed for updates and requested tying “generous” exec bonuses to ESG.

clock March 4, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Boohoo, sustainability, forced labor, claims

Business

Why Boohoo ‘Forced Labor’ Suspicions Beg Broader Questioning

Boohoo and Leicester apparel-makers are under initial investigation by U.S. Customs. What happens next could bring accountability to fashion.

clock March 3, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Derwent Soho Place, by Tottenham Court Road Station on the east end of Oxford Street.

Retail

London Rushes to Revitalize Oxford Street, Post-Pandemic

Westminster City Council plans to pour 150 million pounds into Oxford Street and its environs to transform the area into one of the “most sustainable” districts of its kind.

clock February 16, 2021Samantha Conti

Paris Hilton Co-designs Boohoo.com Collection

Business Features

A Boohoo Boom: The Online Giant Can’t Stop Buying U.K. Fashion Brands

Boohoo is buying up the U.K. high street and its stable of brands is growing by the week. With millions of pounds in cash on its balance sheet, there are likely more acquisitions to come.

clock February 8, 2021Samantha Conti

Boohoo has bought the final three brands from the defunct Arcadia Group, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton.

Business Features

Boohoo Buys Last of Arcadia Brands: Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton

Just weeks after snapping up the British department store chain Debenhams, Boohoo dipped into its purse once again buying more fashion brands aimed at an older demographic.

clock February 8, 2021Samantha Conti

Asos x MAC campaign.

Business Features

How COVID-19 Fueled the Fortunes of Asos, Boohoo and Dr. Martens

A new retail Darwinism is emerging, with successful online players leveraging their robust balance sheets to buy competitors, and woo investors.

clock January 29, 2021Samantha Conti

Quavo in a look from his BoohooMAN collection.

Financial

Boohoo Ready to Pluck Topshop Sister Brands From Defunct Arcadia Group

After buying Debenhams’ assets earlier in the week, Boohoo is preparing to swoop on Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton, although it isn’t interested in the physical stores.

clock January 29, 2021Samantha Conti

ASos, fashion, collection, sustainability

Business Features

Asos, Boohoo and Next: Britain’s New Retail Rulers

Online giants with deep pockets will alter the shape of the British high street as they snap up ailing brick-and-mortar chains, and recast the retail experience.

clock January 25, 2021Samantha Conti

An image from boohoo.com's summer shoot.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Boohoo Snaps Up Debenhams Brand, Website — but Not the Physical Stores

The pure-play online giant has made a habit of buying struggling British high street retailers at knockdown prices, and moving their businesses online.

clock January 25, 2021Samantha Conti

sustainable fashion, ethical fashion, remake, sustainability, eco clothing, fashion

Business

What 2020 Taught Fashion About Sustainability and Where to Go From Here

Marketing dollars may push sustainability claims but brands won’t go far without consumer trust in their eco efforts.

clock December 21, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

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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