After more careful auditing, the fast-fashion retailer went from working with more than 500 U.K. manufacturers to 78.
The U.K. Environmental Audit Committee proposed a “garment trade adjudicator” role to help make sector more ethical and more sustainable.
In a letter to Boohoo’s chairman, Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee pressed for updates and requested tying “generous” exec bonuses to ESG.
Boohoo and Leicester apparel-makers are under initial investigation by U.S. Customs. What happens next could bring accountability to fashion.
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.
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.
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.
A new retail Darwinism is emerging, with successful online players leveraging their robust balance sheets to buy competitors, and woo investors.
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.
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.
The pure-play online giant has made a habit of buying struggling British high street retailers at knockdown prices, and moving their businesses online.
Marketing dollars may push sustainability claims but brands won’t go far without consumer trust in their eco efforts.
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.
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