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Purchasing practices reflecting business as usual will have to be discarded when demand resumes and crisis recovery is in full swing

Guidelines for better buying in coronavirus crisis

Amidst the chaos of order cancellations and payment delays experienced by clothing manufacturers around the world due to the coronavirus cri...

In Vietnam, Better Work is focused on how to ensure effective workplace safety for workers and managers

Better Work helps factories respond to Covid-19

The Better Work initiative is ramping up its response to the global Covid-19 pandemic by offering advice and assistance to governments, garm...

Shockwaves from the global Covid-19 pandemic are reverberating across world apparel trade

Covid-19 worst-case scenarios for apparel sourcing

The fast spread of the coronavirus around the globe has created an unprecedented situation for the world economy. But how might Covid-19 aff...

US retailers are reeling from store closures and slumping sales

Does coronavirus mark the end of globalisation?

Are we witnessing the end of globalisation? The simple answer is no. But there is a more nuanced response: globalisation will survive, but i...

The factory closures and lockdown could continue well beyond any projected April end date

Tunisia garment sector adds concerns over Covid-19

Tunisia’s textile and garment sector is warning of major commercial and humanitarian damage because of production stoppages and order cancel...

Cancelling deliveries could push suppliers into bankruptcy and risk thousands of jobs

Apparel needs teamwork during the virus crisis

At this time of crisis it's critically important that apparel brands and retailers avoid taking any drastic action that could sink the entir...

Romania clothing sector faces recruitment crunch 30 Mar 20

Romania's clothing and textile industry is facing a recruitment crunch and experts worry that it will struggle to find a strategy to hire sustainably to ensure long-term growth. 

Bangladesh factories told to operate despite lockdown 27 Mar 20

Bangladesh has ordered thousands of clothing factories to continue production throughout a 10-day countrywide lockdown in force since Thursday (26 March) aimed at slowing the spread of new coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

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Primark pledges wages for supplier factory workers

Beth Wright | 3 Apr 20 In consultation with external stakeholders the Primark Ethical Trade team will explore mechanisms to ensure the money reaches workers

UK value fashion retailer Primark has set up a fund to cover the wages component of orders that it cancelled in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Timeline – Coronavirus and the apparel industry

just-style | 3 Apr 20 just-style's ongoing coverage of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak looks at its effect on the global apparel and textile sector

Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak began in China at the end of 2019, its impact has been felt across the global apparel and textile sector. just-style's timeline shows how the pandemic is evolving – and will be updated as developments unfold.

H&M Q1 profit soars but braces for Covid-19 impact

Beth Wright | 3 Apr 20 H&M warned the coronavirus will push it to a second-quarter loss

Profit at H&M has more than doubled in the first quarter – but the Swedish fashion retailer is bracing itself for the months ahead, with the global Covid-19 pandemic behind a 46% slump in net sales during March.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Lever Style realigns as the "go-to supplier" for digital brands 2 Mar 20

Leonie BarrieLever Style's executive chairman Stanley Szeto is building a unique business model focused on supplying digitially-native brands

Fuelled by new investment from its recent listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, fashion supply chain manager Lever Style is realigning its business model to be the product engine for rising e-commerce brands – as executive chairman Stanley Szeto explains.

How The Laboratory is steering H&M Group's sustainable future  18 Feb 20

Michelle RussellLaura Coppen, circular and sustainable business developer at The Laboratory

Set up to test and scale the game-changing concepts that will help drive the fashion industry towards a more sustainable and circular future, H&M Group's The Laboratory innovation hub also aims to challenge the way of thinking within the company – as Laura Coppen, circular and sustainable business developer, explains.

Novetex puts a positive spin on textile waste – Interview 5 Feb 20

Beth WrightRonna Chao, chairman Novetex Textiles Limited

Hong Kong-based yarn spinner Novetex Textiles is leading the charge towards sustainability with a HK$15m (US$1.9m) investment to help scale up a process developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) to upcycle textile waste into yarns that can be reused to make garments. Chairman Ronna Chao explains more.

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Covid-19 leads to countrywide lockdowns

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 30 Mar 20

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause chaos throughout the global apparel industry, with countrywide lockdowns and the switch of production to personal protective equipment (PPE) all dominating our Covid-19 coverage last week.  

Pandemic continues to wreak havoc on industry

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 23 Mar 20

The ongoing impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain continued to dominate content on just-style over the past week.

Coronavirus continues to disrupt retail and supply chains

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 18 Mar 20

It’s resilience – not re-shoring – that clothing buyers should be seeking from their supply chains in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Hot Apparel Issues

How coronavirus is impacting the global clothing industry

How coronavirus is impacting the global clothing industry

just-style's ongoing coverage of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak looks at its effect on global fashion retailers and their supply chains.

Xinjiang labour abuse reports hit apparel industry

Xinjiang labour abuse reports hit apparel industry

Reports have surfaced of alleged forced labour practices in China's Xinjiang province. Industry bodies are now calling on the US government to help find a solution that protects the right of workers and the integrity of global supply chains

Why vegan fashion materials require careful scrutiny

Why vegan fashion materials require careful scrutiny

As veganism continues to gain popularity among consumers, it's no surprise that apparel and footwear firms are looking to join the movement. However, there are a number of issues brands and retailers must consider before declaring products as "vegan".

Are companies 'greenwashing' sustainability goals?

Are companies "greenwashing" sustainability goals?

This week has seen more pledges by companies to make their organisations carbon-netural, which has drawn both praise and criticism.

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