'I could not imagine, from where I was, to where I am now,' says Reshma Begum
The designer label has slipped down the shopping chart since last year
Tahmina Akhter Sadia was in the Rana Plaza when it collapsed. She describes how the disaster unfolded
Scores of people – perhaps more – remain unaccounted for
Experimentation is being pushed to the margins as labels rely on successful producers
With London Fashion Week starting tomorrow, designers are closeted in studios putting finishing touches to their collections. But one of them may have cause for complaint – the discount retailer Primark is selling copies of one of her outfits at a tenth of the price of the real thing.
Katy B, Adele, Lady Gaga – not to mention the late Amy Winehouse – grabbed most of the attention this year
As Laurent Gbagbo hid in his Abidjan bunker yesterday, waiting for the end, did he think it was all worth it? Thirteen hundred people dead, 130,000 Ivorians fled to Liberia, a million more displaced, blood-crazed gangs roaming the streets – and all because of a man who couldn't leave the power chair when his time was up.
Steve Bruce tells Tim Rich about his bid for Beckham and why his young guns can come of age today
H&M/Lanvin fever descended in London last week with a ferocity not seen since grown women flattened one another at the opening of the Primark store in Oxford Street three years ago.
A hugely successful American clothing chain has arrived in Britain. Topshop and Primark should be worried. Carola Long reports
Clothing on sale in the high street is being made in Britain in dirty, dangerous and “appalling” conditions, according to secret television footage which will intensify pressure on a fashion industry hit by a series of sweatshop scandals.
Love it or loathe it, you can't avoid it – at least not anymore. As we report today, Primark became Britain's biggest clothes retailer by sales volumes over the summer. That is a position that has traditionally been occupied by Marks and Spencer (although Asda briefly nosed into the lead last summer) and Primark's ascent is a shot right across Marc Bolland's bows. There will be no time for him to get too comfy at his no doubt splendidly appointed desk at the M&S Lubyanka.
It was an undeniably bad week for the Chinese government.
High street favourite's pact with US restaurant chain – famous for its scanitly clad waitresses – has infuriated mothers on the web