The Guardian view on Boohoo and fast fashion: no quick fix

For anyone hoping that bad publicity surrounding Boohoo, the online clothes retailer, over recent months, would harm its business, last week’s figures came as a disappointment. Pre-tax profits at the group, founded in 2006 by Carol Kane and Mahmud Kamani, jumped 51% to £68.1m in the six months to 31 August. Sales surged to £816.5m. Without talking to Boohoo’s customers, it would be rash to draw conclusions about why reports of appalling labour practices by the company’s suppliers in Leicester have not changed their shopping habits. What can be safely assumed is that people aiming for improvements cannot leave it to consumers to drive them.

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This should not come as a surprise. Fair and ethical trading initiatives are important. Over time it is to be hoped that more people, including the 16-30 age range targeted by Boohoo, will become more curious about

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Fiat Chrysler Launches Jeep Brand’s New 2021 Cherokee Latitude LUX Model – Quick Facts

(RTTNews) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) announced Wednesday that its Jeep brand has launched the new 2021 Cherokee Latitude LUX model to deliver consumers a new level of comfort, luxury and safety, combined with unmatched capability in the midsize SUV segment.

The Cherokee Latitude LUX models are now available for sale and order through local Jeep dealers at a Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $30,145 for 4×2 models and $31,645 for 4×4 models (plus $1,495 destination).

The Latitude LUX comes standard with the Jeep brand’s renowned Selec-Terrain traction control system, which allows the driver to choose between five modes for optimal on- and off-road performance. The rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management and does not require input from the driver.

The midsize sport-utility vehicle joins the Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited and Trailhawk models in the Cherokee lineup. It continues to offer consumers

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