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Sonya Dowsett

China's turbo-charged online fashion takes on Zara and H&M

Oct 16 2020

MADRID/BEIJING China's Shein may be the biggest shopping site you've never heard of. | Video

Height of fashion? Clothes mountains build up as recycling breaks down

Sep 30 2020

MADRID/NAIROBI Clothes recycling is the pressure-release valve of fast fashion, and it's breaking under COVID-19 curbs. | Video

Zara owner Inditex says store sales recovering as it returns to profit

Sep 16 2020

MADRID The owner of fashion retailer Zara, Inditex, returned to quarterly profit in the three months from May to July despite a 31% fall in sales as the coronavirus crisis kept consumers away from city centre shopping districts. | Video

Zara-owner Inditex starts online sales at budget brand Lefties

Sep 03 2020

MADRID Zara-owner Inditex's little-known budget brand Lefties started online sales in Spain and Portugal on Thursday, giving the label a digital advantage over discount fashion chain Primark in its second-biggest market.

Patchy demand at stores spells more pain for garment suppliers

Jul 06 2020

MADRID/DHAKA Fashion brands and retailers re-opening around the world to patchy demand, and carrying unsold stock from spring have cut fall orders by as much as two-thirds in moves spelling more pain for Asian suppliers.

Generation COVID: The Spanish learners lost to lockdown

Jun 23 2020

MADRID Out of 31 pupils in one of Madrid teacher Clara Mijares' online classes last month, eight were missing. Two had not been seen for some time, she said, adding that this is a fairly typical ratio these days for her lockdown sessions for 12 to 16-year-olds.

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