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Fashion brands pause use of sustainability index tool over greenwashing claims

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An alliance of major fashion brands has announced that it is pausing its use of a tool to measure garments’ sustainability after critics described it as greenwashing. Until this week, shoppers could go on to H&M’s...

Coca-Cola among brands greenwashing over packaging, report says

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Claims about plastic packaging being eco-friendly made by big brands, including Coca-Cola and Unilever, are misleading greenwashing, according to a report. The Changing Markets Foundation says claims that companies ar...

Fashion brands pause use of sustainability index tool over greenwashing claims

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An alliance of major fashion brands has announced that it is pausing its use of a tool to measure garments’ sustainability after critics described it as greenwashing. Until this week, shoppers could go on to H&M’s...

Fashion brands’ profits hit as customers return worn clothing

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Asos is blaming a “significant increase” in returns from shoppers as the big reason for its latest profit warning – the third in less than a year. It is not alone. Retailers across the fitting-room-free world of fast ...

GSK unveils its new consumer brands spin-off name: Haleon

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GSK has revealed that its consumer healthcare business, whose brands include Sensodyne toothpaste, Voltaren and Panadol painkillers, will be called Haleon following its planned spinoff and London stock market listing ...

Indian supplier to UK fashion brands agrees to pay £3m in unpaid wages

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India’s largest garment company has paid out an estimated £3m in unpaid wages to tens of thousands of workers, after two years of refusing to pay the legal minimum wage. Last month Shahi Exports, which supplies dozen...

‘Just never going to be OK’: report finds luxury brands falling behind on animal welfare

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Despite recent commitments from the luxury fashion industry to reduce its environmental footprint, a report has revealed luxury fashion brands are among the worst in the industry for animal welfare, driven by their co...

‘Brands have been getting away with murder’: Stella McCartney and leading fashion figures on the fallout of Cop26

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At the Cop26 conference, high-profile British brands including Stella McCartney, Burberry and Mulberry presented their visions for an ethical, sustainable industry. Now, there is an increasing demand for all fashion c...

Big brands should let Emma Raducanu just enjoy the game

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Three cheers for Adrian Chiles’s eloquent plea (Must Emma Raducanu become a brand? Let’s just enjoy her genius, 16 September) for Emma Raducanu to be allowed to develop her profile as an outstanding tennis talent, une...

Nike and Amazon among brands advertising on Covid conspiracy sites

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Dozens of the world’s biggest brands, including Nike, Amazon, Ted Baker and Asos, have been advertising on websites that spread Covid-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, it has emerged. The companies, as well a...

Fashion brands sign new deal on Bangladesh garment workers’ safety

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Campaigners have hailed a new agreement designed to protect garment workers in Bangladesh, signed by the likes of H&M and Inditex, which owns Zara and Bershka. The accord replaces another agreement signed by more ...

Brands Hatch marshal dies after race car spins off track

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A volunteer marshal has died after being hit by a car which spun off the track during a race at the Brands Hatch circuit. An air ambulance landed on the circuit after police and paramedics were sent to the track near ...

‘The Queen’s bank’ Coutts joins the ranks of ethical brands

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Private bank Coutts will offer carbon credits and green mortgages to its ultra-wealthy clients after becoming one of the largest UK banking brands to secure B Corp status. Coutts, known as the Queen’s bank for having ...

Brands sever ties with Chinese celebrity Kris Wu after date rape allegation

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Chinese brands have severed ties with the Chinese-Canadian singer-actor Kris Wu after he was accused of date rape by a student. Wu shot to fame as a member of the South Korean boyband EXO. After leaving the group in 2...

Brands pull ads from GB News TV channel over content concerns

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GB News, the television channel that launched this week with backing from pro-Brexit tycoons and a mission to produce “anti-woke” US-style news content, is facing an advertiser backlash after big consumer brands inclu...

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ widespread in top makeup brands, study finds

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Toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” are widely used in cosmetics produced by major brands in the US and Canada, a new study that tested for the chemicals in hundreds of products found. The peer-reviewed study, published in...

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