October sees department stores upturn as cool weather clothing hits the spot

Meanwhile online sales as a proportion of all retailing increased to 19.2% in October 2019, from the 19% reported in September 2019. And the importance of e-sales can be see by the ONS saying that “non-store retailing provided the largest contribution to the year-on-year growth, [while] non-food stores were the smallest contributors to growth.”But what about that rise in department store sales? The ONS said department stores were up 2% month-on-month by volume and up 0.2% year-on-year. That contrasted with textile, clothing and footwear stores that were down 1% on the month, although they were up 2.6% on the year, which is good in the straightened circumstances of UK fashion retail at the moment.

Department stores actually saw their biggest month-on-month growth since May 2018…

Top jewellery CEOs say lab-grown diamonds are fashion, not luxury

Synthetic diamonds have grown in popularity in recent years as a cheaper and arguably more ethical alternative to natural diamonds. Even De Beers, the world’s largest diamond company, entered the synthetic diamond market in 2018 after having pledged for years never to sell man-made diamonds.Lab-grown diamonds possess the same chemical composition and physical characteristics as natural diamonds but unlike mined diamonds, limitless quantities can be produced. A tiny piece of carbon is put into a plasma reactor at very high heat and gradually the tiny crystal grows. After several hundreds of hours, it is big enough to be cut into a polished stone.

“For me, synthetic diamonds have little to do with the world of luxury,” Tiffany boss Alessandro Bogliolo said in an interview at …

Chinese fast-fashion giant Shein plans to boost sustainability

Shein sells $10 dresses and $5 tops and has taken market share from other affordable fashion retailersคำพูดจาก สล็อตแจกเครดิตฟรี. The company produces clothing in China to sell online in the United States, Europe and Asia and has been criticised for promoting throwaway fashion.”Consumers these days are no longer looking just at price,” Tang said at the World Retail Congress in Barcelona. “In the next phase of growth we need to think everything we do with ESG in mind.”

ESG, an acronym for environmental, social, and governance, is a term used to describe corporations’ efforts to be more responsible.Tang said that Shein, through its EvoluShein line, is …

Bangladesh- clothing, textile manufacturers undermined by demand for low prices

“We are grateful for all of the buyers who have helped Bangladesh to develop its textile and clothing industry over several decades,” said Abdullah Zaber, the chief executive of Zaber & Zubair.“Bangladesh is now an expert in this field. International industry should take advantage of this expertise and give the country opportunities. I therefore, call on players in the clothing industry to not only place orders here for entry-level products but to also entrust us with a mix of products, both high-end and low. We are certain that we will not disappoint.”

This was a heartfelt message from a manufacturer who works on behalf of big fashion names including Zara, H&M, and Marks & Spencer and is from a country with an economy that has become largely dependent on textile exports. …

US remains main market for Cambodian garments

After the meeting with the US ambassador in the Labour Ministry, Sam Heng told reporters on Wednesday that despite the increasing number of countries competing in the garment export business, the US was still the key buyer of Cambodian products.“The United States’ market is still very important for us. Although it is now the second biggest importing market after the European market, it is still big and worth billions of dollars. So we are still trying to work well with buyers from the United States and get them to place more orders to us,” Sam Heng said.

According to data from the US Trade Office, total exports to the US dipped about 3 per cent in the first quarter of the year to more than $706 million compared with $725 million in the same period last year.Cambodia’s Comm…

Very Group links with Commercetools -to transform e-commerce platform-

The group, which operates digital retailer very.co.uk, said the move is “one of the first in a series of investments in technology and talent” Very will make in 2022 “to create the best possible conditions to further improve its digital customer experience”.It added that the new partnership with Commercetools “is a major step forward in Very’s strategy to modernise its tech stack” towards a microservices-based, API-first, cloud-native, and headless architecture (MACH), which will allow the retailer to “deliver customer experience changes more frequently and faster than ever before”.

From this month, Very will begin migrating each stage of the customer journey from its existing digital commerce platform over to Commercetoolsคำพูดจาก

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