A new study suggests that sustainable fashion is fast becoming a must for UK fashion retailers. Analysis by Drapers questioned 372 fashion business leaders and professionals and found that 92.2% felt there is now a commercial necessity to become more sustainable.
Online shopping continues an upward trend in Australia but the majority of shoppers ditch their cart at the online checkout, according to surprising new data from SAP. Research into stock availability, price comparisons and wish-list browsing keep many Aussies clicking, however 90% of all customers still prefer human contact.
On the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo 95, UK-Italy: Lessons in Sustainable Fashion will be held at the prestigious headquarters of the British Institute in Florence. The conference, organised by the Department for International Trade - British Consulate General in Milan will host some of the most important players in the fashion retail scene who will discuss the collaboration between Italy and the United Kingdom for ethical and sustainable fashion; there will be speakers from Burberry, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood and also some British designers such as Christopher Raeburn and Bav Tailor to demonstrate the ongoing cooperation between the Italian and British fashion industries and the common commitment to sustainable and ethical fashion. The conference will be hosted by Orsola de Castro, co-founder of Fashion Revolution.
Since the formation of Campaign for Wool by The Prince of Wales in 2010, the company has promoted globally the multifarious benefits of wool, ranging from its versatility in clothing, use in thermal house insulation and its inherent sustainability. As a result the public is slowly becoming more aware of the role wool plays in everyday life from luxury tailoring, carpeting and saddle cloths.
Carl Stuart started out as a one-man business over fifty years ago by Walter Grimes. It is still a Limited Company with approx. sixty-five staff and is now run by Walter's daughter Jane. The business has enjoyed a huge success since those early days and is now one of the few remaining truly bespoke tailoring businesses in the UK. As well as building a reputation for quality and excellence over this period, it is also interesting to note that many of their customers and staff have remained loyal to us throughout. Indeed some members of staff have been with the company since it's inception.
HIRE5 is an independent Formal Menswear Hire and Bespoke business based in Guildford and Kingston, Surrey and Leeds, West Yorkshire. They specialize in formal hire, retail, and bespoke tailoring of suits, kilts, shirts, waistcoats, Ties, Cravats, shoes, and all other types of menswear products.
Alessandro Dal Buoni is a natural born photographer that leap us up by a supreme aesthetic. One of these natural born artists that make you want to see realness in a new way. Born in Italy and currently based in London.
At Milano Unica three UK fabrics manufacturers received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded by TOC Fashion Academy Tuscany to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion, keeping traditions and having transparent supply chain.
Charles Schofield - Founder, Chief Designer Fibrescan has been designing and manufacturing automated inspection equipment for the narrow fabric industry. Getting automated textile inspection right is difficult let no one tell you otherwise, getting it right and on budget is even tougher. That's why at Fibrescan they do inspection machines and only inspection machines, this is not an add-on product to our portfolio this is our core activity.
Sam Weller & Sons Ltd. is one of the leading decatising wrapper manufacturers in the world. The company was founded in 1911, and for more than three quarters of a century it has worked with the cloth finishing industry, providing an unrivalled knowledge in the manufacture and application of decatising wrappers.
Joseph Cheaney founded the company and moved to the present site in 1896. In 1903 Joseph's sons Arthur and Harold joined the company. In 1930 "Dick" Cheaney, grandson of the founder, joined the company.In 1966 Cheaney won the Queen's Award to industry and was sold to Church and Company. In 2009 Jonathan and William Church bought the company. Their family has been making fine shoes for five generations and they are fully committed to producing the finest footwear entirely made in England.
Cygnet Texkimp provides specialist knowledge and bespoke machinery for the global technical fibre and fabric, paper, plastic, foil and film processing markets. They focus on the design and manufacture of leading-edge creel technologies and accessories for the unwinding, tensioning and guiding of all types of yarns, tapes and fibres, from package to process.
This journey started back in 2008 with a simple goal, to help men dress better by providing them with the best clothing from around the world. Clothing that not only fit but that is also a joy to wear. Sartoria Carrara had an idea of the type of tailoring they wanted to offer; soft, flattering, beautiful and with a focus on value, but saw that that type of product did not exist. Everything was either too stiff, too heavy or unflattering. In essence they believed that no one was making tailored clothing that met the needs of today. So the journey began.
The Company began life on 10th December 1931 from a mill in Marton Street in Skipton and for the following 46 years manufactured Single and Double Jersey Knitwear. They have recently installed a goods lift to the first floor of No 10 building, which will enable them to store all of their yarns on site. They have 34,000 square feet of space, which should be adequate for their operation for many years to come.
The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) will roll out a series of masterclasses at five UK universities as part of the Made It campaign, with the support of Marks and Spencer.
Full colour statements, innovative finishes, an abundance of ideas and beautiful manufactured details bring an overload of exciting textile messages from the British mills this season.
George Cleverley is a unique shoe company with an impressive history. Headed by Mr. George Glasgow Snr (Co-owner & Chairman) & Mr. George Glasgow Jr (Co-owner & CEO), it has become world-renowned for handmade shoes & leather goods. Between George Snr & George Jr they attend every trunk show around the world to ensure they meet with clients and keep a personal relationship with their customers.
British Exhibitors at Premiere Vision Paris (Designs) presented their design concepts for 2018/2019. Below you can find a brief presentation of each of them:
Golf jackets are a compulsory part of your golfing kit, especially when playing here in the UK – we never know when the weather will turn nasty on you. There are lots of styles of golf jacket available, each offering benefits that can be useful when on the course. So how do you choose the perfect golf jacket?
Edward Green established his shoemaking workshop in Northampton in 1890. His name soon became synonymous with the finest English Goodyear welted footwear.
Huddersfield based tailor, Owen Scott Bespoke have announced they will be stocking UFC Champion, Conor McGregor’s controversial suit with the phrase “F*** You” woven into the pinstripe.
Stephen Bishop is the latest, most modern suiting establishment to open for many a year. They offer you lightweight, designer fit suiting with a range of exclusive accessories to provide you with the most up to date, fashionable look for your big day.
Interview with Mark Gill from MMS U.K. - a company specialised in button attachment and security.
At Tailor and Quiff they believe in bespoke, individualism and confidence. They are bringing tailoring into the 21st century by delivering a meticulous and efficient service, without complicating things.Your clothing is an extension of your personality and a direct statement to the world about who you are and your purpose. They believe that high end tailoring should be accessible to all and dispel the myth of a heavy price tag.
Founded in 2009, Northskull is a men’s jewellery and accessories brand based in London with a focus on creating contemporary pieces that add a stylish element to the attire of the modern man.
The festival has become one of the most important date to bookmakers as well as to those who are looking for a great opportunity to socialize. Men’s fashion is on a whole other level during the festival as the most exquisite gentlemen gather around to socialize and exchange ideas.
We are going to present you the fairs that are coming during the next year. You will see the dates, the places and a brief description of the fair so you could choose which of them to visit. We will separate the fairs in two groups - Menswear Trade Fairs and Textile Trade Fairs.
Crichton Bespoke was founded as bespoke shirt makers over 50 years ago and since then have expanded their skill set to emphasise a focus on the traditional, British school of gentleman’s tailoring. Today the business enjoys a reputation for creating some of finest bespoke suits in the UK, while their bespoke shirt offering is as strong as ever. They service a growing but highly discerning customer base with classic and contemporary pieces in the Savile Row tradition.
Roco Clothing started up in 1973 as a retail outlet based primarily in Stoke-on-trent and the surrounding area. They have now taken business entirely online and pride themselves on offering the public an outstanding customer service, with knowledgeable staff and high level of experience.
An international editorial photographer covering fashion, events and bespoke hand made luxury goods. Love being behind the camera and visually expressing myself. To help communicate and express ideas, stories and narratives through photography.
Named as one of the best graduating UK talents by the British Journal of Photography, Kyle Galvin is a fashion photographer based in London.
London Collections: Men June 2016 edition was held earlier this month in British capital. During the event Jermyn Street - in the heart of the West End - was transformed into an open air catwalk, as St James's hosted a series of men's fashion shows for the public.
The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI), formed in 1992, is the only association to bring together the clothing industry from fibre manufacture to garment manufacture, retail and aftercare.
Specular is the alias of photographer & director Chris Davis, currently UK based with clients worldwide.
Chris has spent years shooting model folios for agencies around the world, alongside his work for fashion, makeup and portrait clients.
The exhibitors are selected for Prima MU - The trade show dedicated to pre-collections of textiles and accessories
The exhibitor recruitment campaign for the second edition of PRIMA MU was terminated with success: the show will include 121 Italian and foreign exhibitors. The first edition featured 66 Italian exhibitors and was visited by 1,580 highly qualified operators from 706 companies.
Brand's made-to-measure collection fulfils all aspects of gentleman's wardrobe needs from suits and shirts to trousers and overcoats. Sourcing only the finest fabrics from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world the atelier can ensure a wide selection to meet all your sartorial and budgetary requirements.
To mark the Queen's 90th birthday (April 21), Royal Mail has released a new royal family photo. Her Royal Highness poses with her son Prince Charles, her grandson Prince William and her great grandson Prince George. Their faces are being turned into special edition of postage stamps.
Daniel and Lade is the leading online tailor made-to-measure retail platform in the UK for bespoke, custom men's suits. The company aims to offer, easy and affordable for customers, high quality tailor-made custom clothing and accessories for special occasions and everyday life.
The movie about Alexander McQueen, presented during the Sofia Film Fest, is a perfidiously satisfying direction of Andrew Haigh, who is pretty famous for his odious movies about male prostitution in London and for the pious unpleasant sides of homoerotic love and perversion.
Braid & Mackenzie is a British luxury brand offering sophisticated menswear, timeless style, highest quality, wearable comfort and impeccable attention to detail. Its made-to-order service allows unique personal approach to every customer both on spot and online.
For Spring-Summer 2017 the focus of British mills is on boldness, invention and audacity, built on strong foundations of integrity, quality and respect for the production environment of textiles. UK mills continue to invest in advanced technologies for sustainable and transparent manufacture.
Bubble London - the UK's biggest baby and kids' tradeshow proved that children deserve to wear quality clothes
The Business Design Centre in Islington once again played host to Bubble London, where British and international brands were showcased under one roof to present their Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collections. There were 235 collections at Bubble this season, 85 of which were new to Bubble and 53 were new to the UK.
'The Bronte by Moon name has become synonymous with luxury wool accessories, and we look forward to creating yet more chapters in this proud history', says the brand statement 178 years after the beginning of the journey. All wool which the company use for fabrics is produced ethically in New Zealand (70%), South Africa (25%) and Australia (5%) without stress to the animals or the environment.
In the early 19th century, John Rich II, son of an English wool carder, set off from Liverpool across the Atlantic in search of a new life. He went on to found the Woolrich Woolen Mills in Pennsylvania in 1830 and travelled from logging camp to logging camp selling his first wool products: wool fabric, wool socks and basic wool garments.
Fashion experts define Oliver as one of the most stylish man in Britain and if you think that he deserves this prize support him for the BGFN readers' voting for Most Stylish Men 2015. Share his page OLIVER CHESHIRE with your friends and each of you will have the chance to win a made-to-measure men's suit jacket.
The British Fashion Awards are held annually in the United Kingdom (since 1989) 'to showcase British designers and present awards to those who have made the most outstanding contributions to the fashion industry during the year'. And every year we see many celebrities showing their taste (or its lack) on the BFA red carpet. This year our favorites among the gentlemen, who were most stylish during the event, are...
In September, Frances Corner OBE, Head of London College of Fashion (LCF) and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the Arts London (UAL), was named in the Business of Fashion (BoF) 500 list of the most influential people shaping the global fashion industry in 2015.
The UK is being revamped by a number of urban retailers and some of the leading fashion brands are becoming dominating forces. You will discover top British celebs who have passed on fashions by Adidas and Nike and they are now rocking it out with seriously stylish clothing brands that have unique urban appeal.
See Designer Collections, Costume, Illustration, Photography, Journalism, Business, Beauty, Styling, Accessories, Jewellery, Footwear, Special Effects… new visions and ideas for the future of fashion. Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 June 2015, 12:00 to 19:00, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, London, UK.
Fashion Space Gallery, located at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, is delighted to announce Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up, the first ever exhibition to explore McQueen's catwalk make-up.
Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, better known by his stage name Tinie Tempah, with the help of the Museum of London and Savile Row tailors, Norton & Sons - has designed a gray with accents of blue and gold running through it, Sherlock Holmes inspired, three-piece tweed bespoke suit to wear at the bi-annual menswear shows that start this Friday (January 9, 2015).
I visited London in the end of November and as a fashionista I wanted to do some shopping. My friend recommended me Oxford Street, where I spent only about 5 hours. I will never forget this experience because I felt like being in a fashion fairy tale.
Gilles Clément is an acclaimed French horticultural engineer, gardener, landscape architect, botanist and writer. He was one of the first to allow nature to participate, and often lead, in the creative and ecological shaping of new landscapes and, for the last 40 years, he has had a significant influence on landscape design across the world.
Neil Thomas is one of the most inventive structural engineers of his generation. With more than 30 years of working alongside architects, artists, and production designers, his work is often the invisible hand that delivers extraordinary and ambitious visions with elegance and quality.
Over the past two decades, Fernando Gutiérrez has developed into a highly individual and distinctive graphic designer, and of the most talented in the UK. Through his many books, catalogues, magazines, exhibitions and posters, he has raised public awareness of challenging social issues, made museum and gallery collections more accessible, and reignited public interest in classic literature.
Last night (November 27th 2014) four of the UK's best designers were recognised for their outstanding contribution to design and society by becoming Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) at an award ceremony held at the RSA.
COLLEGE SHOP, London College of Fashion's pop-up retail space, returns for a fourth year to a brand new location: 33 Marshall Street, right in the heart of Carnaby - London's most exciting shopping destination, where over 150 brands of quality and distinction can be found across 13 streets.
Yesterday (November 10, 2014) was the world premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One' at Leicester Square in London, UK. The movie, which is expected to generate over £ 100 m, will be released in the theatres on November 20.
As we previously reported London College of Fashion is among the Top 30 Fashion schools in Europe.
British Mills and fabric designers continue to develop amazing textiles, fusing cutting edge
designs and smart finishes with passion and know-how.
The UK Fashion and Textile Association is at Premiere Vision to promote British fabric designers and theirs skills.
For those who want to study fashion design in Europe we created a list of 30 of the best schools in Europe, where you can receive quality Fashion design education (ordered alphabetically by the name of the countries).
Today, we are going to present you Thomas Mahon - head cutter and director of bespoke atelier English Cut, established in January 1995.
From 18th to 20th August 2014 in Las Vegas, USA, will be held MRket - a global fashion trade show focusing on menswear brands and men's fashion industry.
INDX Menswear is a unique trade show for Independent Retailers. The new show that everyone's talking about...
They offer the relaxing and friendly environment of INDX to other shows for writing orders. They work without interruption on building ranges conducive to a successful buy.
The pop star Rihanna is already a real business lady. The singer is about to conquer the perfume industry.
After her first fragrance “Reb’l Fleur” was sold very well on the market, the second scent "Rebelle" is the fastest-selling celebrity perfume in the UK. Since being released in February the fragrance has sold over 2 million bottles and is expected to sell a record-breaking 4 million by the end of the year.
Victoria Beckham has released her new handbag collection.
It is early to say that Victoria Beckham's fashion line can be haute couture, but her clothes and accessories are very popular among women in UK. Her bags are sold almost at the same price as the bags of brands like Louis Vuitton and Hermes. In the collection there is an alligator-skin handbag costing $29 600.
The wedding dress of the new princess of Great Britain Kate Middleton can be worn by future brides in Bulgaria. Designer Madeline Gardner, creative director of the brand Mori Lee has created a copy of the famous wedding dress. She made a sketch of the dress during the ceremony and for 24 hours with her team she made a copy of the outfit. The original dress is made by designer Sarah Burton.
London fashion week finished and will be remembered with the defile of naked models and the more conventional show of Burberry collection.
The wig maker Charlie Le Mindu decided to spice up the already eccentric London Fashion Week by sending some of his models down the catwalk without clothes, only in hot pink high-heeled boots, hats, bags and wigs.
The 24-year-old designer, whose creations are worn by Lady Gaga, launched his label just an year ago but has managed to grab plenty of headlines. He produced wigs in the shape of the Eiffel Tower. At the fashion Week last year he showed a headdress made of real mice and rat carcasses.