Turkish workers who stitched pleas for help into clothing sold by Zara are “just the tip of the iceberg” and highlight the need for mechanisms to address concerns about labour conditions, said a human rights expert.
Vendors who work with the retailers and consultants who advise big department stores say this year chains are much slower in placing new orders for the holidays, as they deal with declining foot traffic.
The news that Topshop has closed its four stores in Spain adds further pressure to the once-unstoppable fast fashion chain after the company’s franchised businesses in Australia and New Zealand failed earlier this year.
Inditex's Pull&Bear is following in the footsteps of Bershka, Asos and Boohoo with the launch of its first own-brand beauty collection. The line is titled Hey Beauty! and is now available in Pull&Bear stores and online.