International online retailers who sell in Australia will have to start collecting Goods and Service Tax (GST) on all products sold to consumers in Australia valued at 1,000 Australian Dollars or less. The tax, applicable to international retailers if they have a GST turnover of 75,000 Australian Dollars […]

The British Fashion Council has confirmed that it is working with Arts Council England, in partnership with the Home Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to expand and promote the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa for fashion industry applicants. The move will see the British […]

Van de Velde has announced through a statement that after successful launch of Marie Jo Swim and the growth in the new channels has not yet generated enough turnover to compensate the pressure on the brick & mortar stores, which has resulted in a decrease of the number of shop visitors, particularly […]

Private equity-backed boot maker R.M. Williams will open stores in China by the end of the year. The footwear’s owners, LVMH’s investment vehicle L Catterton Asia, are thought to want to capitalise on the fastest growing consumer market in the world and its love of Australian brands. The Australian […]

The fashion industry in the North of Africa and Middle East (MENA region) is expected to reach 55 billion dollars value by 2019. The region's fashion industry is growing by 6 percent per year on average, reveals the MENA Design Outlook 2014-2019 compiled by the Dubai Design and Fashion Council. Market […]

Five years after Rana Plaza,the demands of Bangladeshi garment workers were finally invited to address their minimum wage concerns at a national Minimum Wage Board meeting, set to take place on July 8th. Workers propose an increase of the minimum wage from 5,300 taka (63 US dollars), some of the lowest […]

UPDATE Hudson’s Bay Company has clarified through a statement that contrary to recent reports it has not signed a binding agreement to sell or combine its European business or properties. Media reports suggested that it has entered into a deal to sell half of its European business to Austria’s Signa […]

Italian luxury fashion brand Ermenegildo Zegna announced on 26th June that it picked up a minority stake in Indian designer brand Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur, thus investing in “Brand India”. The Milan-based company made the move together with its Indian retail partner, Reliance Brands Limited, the […]

INTERVIEWWith a resumé that includes experience as General Representative, both at the French Union of the Fashion and Apparel Industries and the European Association of the Apparel Industry, Jean-François Limantour has been an eye-witness to many geopolitical changes that have transformed the sector. […]

Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring, and investment firm, has acquired the Bench brand and all of its related intellectual property assets, following the brand falling into administration in April. Bench, was founded in Manchester in 1989 and was hailed as one of the first streetwear […]

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