Most UK consumers think manufacturers are the most responsible for the development of unsustainable clothing, and nearly 50% would pay more for clothing made from natural fibres, a new survey has found.
The Australian subsidiary of the sustainable British cosmetics brand has apologised for accidentally underpaying its staff to the amount of AU$2 million, following "serious payroll system errors" made since 2010.
Development at the outlet mall due to open at The O2 in London this October is proceeding with the companies behind it announcing the first names to have signed up. They include Calvin Klein, Kurt Geiger and Levi's.
Consumer confidence in the UK grew by 2 percentage points in the second quarter to -4%, reaching the highest level since 2011, but while consumers are feeling more confident, the mood in businesses is more cautious.