Kirsty McGregor is Deputy Editor at Drapers, working across the magazine and the website. She is a regular media commentator on fashion and retail. She joined Drapers in May 2014, having previously spent almost five years at social policy magazine Community Care.
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The high-tech new standard for sampling Subscription
Digital sampling technologies require brands to change their approach, but could significantly speed up lead times and reduce waste
London retailers hit out at protesters Subscription
The climate change protests in central London are “hugely disruptive” to retailers in the area and must be brought under control, New West End Company said today.
Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin has opened a new store for its eponymous own brand on Multrees Walk, the premium shopping district in the centre of Edinburgh.
The deadline for taking part in Drapers’ sustainability survey – which explores what the fashion retail industry feels is needed to achieve significant change – has been extended to Friday 26 April.
Turkey’s import impasseSubscription
The threat of a no-deal Brexit is leading UK companies to reconsider Turkey as a sourcing destination, but there is still a lack of certainty.
BRC launches new careers initiativeSubscription
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a new initiative called Rethink Retail, which seeks to educate people about the evolving opportunities to carve out a career in the sector.
Timeline: What went wrong at Debenhams?Subscription
As the 206-year-old department store chain enters a pre-pack administration, we look back at its high and lows since it was last taken public in 2006.
No progress on fashion's gender pay gapSubscription
Women working in the fashion, footwear and accessories industry were paid on median average 92p for every £1 earned by a man in 2018/19 – the same as last year.
Planning for Brexit is like to trying to pack for a holiday with no idea of where you’re going, the method of travel or even what factor of sunscreen you’ll need.
In the age of social media, cultural insensitivity is called out faster than ever before – and fashion brands and retailers must act quickly when they get it wrong.