Accessory retailer Claire's has denied claims that its products contain tremolite asbestos, after an investigation alleged that the carcinogenic minerals were found in 17 makeup kits sold across nine states.
Forever 21 has released the results of its investigation into the payment card security incident reported in October 2017, revealing a range of breaches including the presence of malware on some point-of-sale devices.
A meeting in south India earlier this month brought women workers, manufacturers and brands together for the first time in a bid to map the role of homeworkers in the shoe industry and improve working conditions.
UK stores face a post-Christmas returns flood and could refund £2.5bn of unwanted gifts this month with January 2 the heaviest returns day. Meanwhile consumers are expecting a more seamless returns process than ever.
As the UK gets ready for a spate of trading updates, it seems that the week before Christmas saw a late shopping surge with fashion sales rising year-on-year, but it's unlikely to have rescued an otherwise weak season.