Get in on the Act – Fun at the #Fringe

15 August 2018

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Anyone who lives in Edinburgh will tell you there’s nothing quite like August – love it or hate it – there’s no denying it’s a busy, vibrant time for the City. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is after all the largest arts festival in the world “the single...READ MORE

The M&S Podcast: Series One, Episode Two: The horsemeat crisis and how it has changed the industry

13 August 2018

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Five years ago, the horsemeat crisis rocked the food industry. But what was it like to be in the eye of the storm, what lessons have been learned and how has it changed the industry? And why, despite not being affected, did M&S make beef traceability...READ MORE

Meet The Winners Of The New-Look M&S Energy Community Energy Fund

08 August 2018

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Last week we announced the winners of the 2018 M&S Energy Community Energy Fund, an annual competition that sees M&S encourage community groups to ‘go green’ with a £10,000 investment in renewable technology up for grabs. Working with our partner Crowdfunder,...READ MORE

The high street is changing – how can we ensure communities are able to thrive?

20 July 2018

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For centuries shops have been at the heart of places. A source of the goods and services that people need; employment; and, less tangibly but no less importantly, creating a sense of community. Over the last 70 years the role of shops has crystallised...READ MORE

PODCAST: Series One, Episode One – The cotton challenge

19 July 2018

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Over 23 million tonnes of cotton are produced every year in 85 countries and 250 million people around the world rely on it for their income. We’re all familiar with it few of us actually think about how it is grown, harvested and sold into the supply...READ MORE

Inspiring, creative and efficient: the Interfilière lingerie Trade Fair in Paris

12 July 2018

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Interfilière is a twice-yearly specialist international trade fair for the lingerie sleepwear, active and swimwear market. It is the biggest fair globally for lingerie and held in Paris.  This weekend I visited with some of...READ MORE

New, essential reading for clothing brands, and retailers - CottonUp, the guide to sourcing sustainable cotton

29 June 2018

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Cotton is the most abundantly produced natural fibre and its production supports the livelihoods of over 350 million men and women. However, cotton production can present significant environmental and social challenges. Sourcing more sustainable cotton...READ MORE

An Iconic Design Reimagined for the RAF’s Centenary

28 June 2018

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2018 marks the centenary anniversary of the world’s first independent air force – the RAF.  And, M&S and the RAF are joining forces to celebrate the occasion with a new charity partnership which will see M&S pledge to raise £500,000 for the RAF100...READ MORE

Sourcing cotton responsibly for our range of babywear

20 June 2018

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At M&S we are dedicated to meeting our Plan A commitment to source 100% of our cotton as more sustainable cotton by 2019 (as of March we are at 77%). As a team we are passionate about giving our Kidswear customers the best...READ MORE

The Autumn Winter 18 Marks & Spencer Press Show

19 June 2018

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Last week we held our Autumn Winter Press Preview Show at the historic London venue, One Marylebone.  The objective of the event is to present highlights of our Clothing AW18 collections to consumer, online, national, regional and international...READ MORE

World Oceans Day: why we’ve backed the Responsible Fishing Scheme and the Global Ghost Gear Initiative

08 June 2018

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It is estimated that around 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year and the amount of plastic in the oceans is set to triple in a decade unless litter is curbed. We take this very seriously. When we launched Plan A back in 2007...READ MORE

Human Rights: it’s time to move faster and collaborate more

07 June 2018

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Today we’ve published our 2017/18 Human Rights Update and, for the first time, we have integrated our sustainability and human Rights reports. This reflects our belief that advancing ethics and environment must be tackled together to deliver...READ MORE