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Hyundai and partner make clothing from recycled car-seat waste

Hyundai Motor Group and affiliate Hyundai Transys have debuted a series of fashion collaborations created from recycled car seat waste.

Vestiaire Collective expands offline, opens first permanent boutique at Selfridges

Global platform for pre-owned fashion Vestiaire Collective has opened its first permanent boutique at Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London.

Asia Pacific to drive global travel-retail sales

A new report has shown that the Asia Pacific region will continue to be a major driver of global duty-free and travel-retail sales.

Thailand’s Central Group invests in European expansion

Thailand’s Central Group has made three major overseas investments totaling US$662.7 million to build its presence in world-leading tourist destinations.

Mothercare UK enters administration, but Asian stores unaffected

Maternity retailer Mothercare has placed its UK business into administration as it seeks to protect its profitable international business.

22 Factor launches on-demand 3D knitting service

Knitwear lifestyle brand, 22 Factor, let designers create their own garments with the new on-demand 3D knitting service.

M&S halal range destined for Asia

A new M&S halal range announced in the UK has been confirmed as destined for Asia.

Estee Lauder Asia sales rose 24 per cent in latest quarter

Estee Lauder Asia Pacific sales rose 24 per cent in the latest quarter – a stark contrast to the cosmetics giant’s US performance, where revenue fell 6 per cent.

EuroShop 2020: From clicks to bricks

For years, media headlines have declared the death of the high street at the hands of e-commerce. But while several well-known retailers have indeed shut up shop or cut back on store numbers, a growing number of digitally native brands are investing in bricks-and-mortar spaces to complement and support their online offer. At the last EuroShop, the World´s No. 1 Retail Trade Fairtrade, were already first signs that pure player a…

Nike sells Hurley to Bluestar Alliance

Nike has agreed to sell its Hurley brand to Bluestar Alliance.

Nordstrom opens in New York, and Burberry takes prime position

US department store Nordstrom has opened a 320,000sqft store in the world’s tallest residential building, Central Park Tower in New York.

Lego is mulling a rental service as part of a sustainability push

Danish toymaker Lego will potentially introduce a brick rental option to address plastic waste.