All articles by Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams

My Wardrobe HQ: The rental revolution fighting fast fashion

My Wardrobe HQ is the UK’s first fashion rental marketplace. It allows customers to affordably borrow and buy fashion by luxury brands, such as Chanel, Saint Laurent and Prada, from the wardrobes of peers, influencers and celebrities, such as Poppy and Chloe Delevingne, supporting the cause of fashion sustainability for both the environment and consumer spend. Retail Insight Network talks to My Wardrobe HQ co-founder, Tina Lake, to find out more.

Moss Bros: Tailoring personalisation for e-commerce

The UK menswear sector is expected to reach £17.1bn by 2022, which can be partially attributed to companies offering more personalised experiences through their e-commerce channels. Retail Insight Network talks to Moss Bros head of e-commerce, Matthew Henton, about its recent partnership, with AI-powered omnichannel personalisation engine Dynamic Yield, to tailor its in-store experiences to online.

Superdry sees H1 total group revenue fall by 11%

UK clothing retailer Superdry has reported that its half year (H1) total group revenue fell by 11% to £359.1m from £414.6m the previous year in its interim results for the 26 weeks ending 26 October 2019.

Is on-demand the key to fashion sustainability?

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, reportedly dumping 92 million tonnes of discarded items into landfill every year. However, fashion tech startups such as Unmade have began to introduce innovations like on-demand production to champion the cause of sustainable fashion throughout the entire supply chain. Retail Insight Network talks to Kirsty Emery-Laws, co-founder and chief customer success officer at Unmade, to find out if on-demand is the key to fashion sustainability.

Charity urges consumers not buy new Christmas jumpers

UK environmental charity Hubbub is urging consumers to swap, re-wear or purchase second-hand Christmas jumpers over a purchasing a new one as up to 95% of them contain whole or partially plastic materials, adding to the worldwide plastic pollution crisis

Boohoo founders sell £143m worth of company’s shares

The founders of UK fast fashion online retailer Boohoo, Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane, have sold £143m worth of the company’s shares, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday.

How the UK general election could affect the retail sector

On 12 December, the UK will hold a general election to vote in a new government. Retail Insight Network talks to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Keystone Law to find out how the policies of the three big parties – the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats – could affect UK retail.

Over a third of Britons admit celebrities sway Christmas shopping

Over a third of Britons have revealed that their Christmas shopping decisions have previously been influenced by celebrities, according to research by online voucher codes and deals company Money Saving Heroes.

Fortnum & Mason announces sales rise of 12% to £138m for FY2018/19

UK department store Fortnum & Mason has reported a sales rise of 12% to £138m and a 26% profit rise for the 12 months to 14 July 2019.

Morrisons partners with Too Good to Go app to sell unwanted food boxes

UK supermarket chain Morrisons has today become the first to roll out a nationwide scheme to sell food that has gone past its ‘best before’ date via the Too Good to Go app.