'Town Teams' to receive government help
More than 300 towns across the country have been offered government help to revitalise their high streets, Local Growth Minister Mark Prisk announced yesterday.
The chosen towns will benefit from a package of support from both the government and leading retail experts as well as a share of the £5million government-sponsored funding.
Eveden rolls out Huit range in Asia
Eveden Group is set to roll out its trend-led Huit range in Asia. The announcement is the group’s first phase of development since becoming a subsidiary of Japan-based company Wacoal Holdings.
Huit’s full lingerie and swimwear collection will be available in Wacoal-owned stores and affiliated wholesale stockists in Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia in the run-up to spring 2013. In April, the brand then plans to launch in Wacoal’s stores in China.
DMU student wins global final of Triumph Inspiration Awards
De Montfort University (DMU) student Sian Whitefoot has won the global final of the Triumph Inspiration Awards (TIA), hosted at Shanghai Fashion Week.
Sian, who is in her final year of DMU’s Contour Fashion course, qualified for the international event after winning the UK final with her Ecliptic Renewal design (pictured).
UKFT celebrates British manufacturing with installation
The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) showcased the best in UK manufacturing with a specially commissioned installation at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) in Westminster, London.
The UKFT, with help from members Johnstons of Elgin and Peregrine, created the installation using textiles, men’s tailoring, footwear and manufacturing maps.
Esska launches accessories range
Contemporary women’s footwear brand Esska has introduced an accessories line to its offering, which is designed to complement its existing footwear range.
The 10-piece accessories line comprises of leather jewellery, clutch bags and purses featuring bold colours and geometric designs.