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.
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.
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.
The ultra-fast-fashion retailer navigates bad press and investor fallout over factory abuse allegations.
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.
A virtual sustainability event held by Sourcing Journal sowed a new fashion business model with more shared value upstream, data and social impact.
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.
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.
Public Health England did not find “obvious outbreaks” in Leicester’s garment factories, most of which supply Boohoo.com.
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.
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.
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.
Boohoo’s Carol Kane talked reviving Nasty Gal post-bankruptcy with scale and a marketing strategy involving the likes of Cara Delevingne.
The retailer paid 18.2 million pounds for the online, but refused to buy the stores and concessions.
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.