• US apparel retailer bankruptcies among top in 2020

    US apparel retailer bankruptcies among top in 2020

    Apparel and footwear companies are amongst the three retail industries to have suffered the most this year through bankruptcies as a result of the pandemic, new figures show, with the outlook remaining bleak.

  • WTO authorises EU tariffs on $4bn of US imports

    WTO authorises EU tariffs on $4bn of US imports

    A new World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling adds further tensions to transatlantic trade after authorising the European Union to impose tariffs on US$4bn of US imports every year.

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  • Shaping a sustainable future for India's fashion industry

    Shaping a sustainable future for India's fashion industry

    And a perfect storm of innovation and opportunity means the Indian fashion and textile sectors are accelerating towards sustainability and circularity, according to a new report analysing the Indian supply chain from raw materials through to end-o...

  • Boohoo faces more challenges as it seeks new auditor

    Boohoo faces more challenges as it seeks new auditor

    UK online fashion retailer Boohoo is facing more challenges this week after it emerged that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is stepping down as its auditor, following a recent investigation linking some of the company's suppliers to money laundering ...

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Profit before tax increased by GBP109m GBP142.1m (US$184m) from GBP33.1m a year prior

Asos takes Covid in its stride as FY profits soar

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It's easy to blame the coronavirus or recession for some of the problems facing the garment export industry. But what if the issues are more...

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China tops US apparel import declines in August 7 Oct 20

The resumption of business for retailers following the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown helped boost US apparel imports in August on the month prior, but failed to lift numbers on a year-on-year basis. Compared to last year, China booked one of the largest falls in shipment volumes once again, with only three of the top ten reporting growth.


Covid and EU duty-free loss a double blow for Cambodia 6 Oct 20

The Covid-19 pandemic could not have come at a worse time for Cambodia’s garment sector, since it coincides with the partial withdrawal of the country’s duty-free access to the European Union (EU) market. 

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Major Apparel News

Boohoo faces more challenges seeking new auditor

Michelle Russell | 19 Oct 20 Boohoo says PwC is still the company’s auditor at this time

UK online fashion retailer Boohoo is facing more challenges this week after it emerged that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is stepping down as its auditor, following a recent investigation linking some of the company's suppliers to money laundering and VAT fraud.


UK govt mulls solutions to support garment workers

Beth Wright | 19 Oct 20 The BRC co-ordinated a multi-stakeholder letter to the Home Secretary calling for a 'Fit-to-Trade' licensing scheme so that no factory could operate unless it was approved by the labour enforcement agencies

The UK government says it will continue discussions on what solutions are available for the garment industry to support its commitment to eradicate modern slavery, amid calls for a licensing scheme to tackle illegally low paid and unsafe conditions in some garment factories.


Sales at US clothing retailers build momentum

Beth Wright | 16 Oct 20 US retail sales are continuing to build on the momentum seen through the summer

US retail sales growth accelerated in September with the fourth straight month of year-over-year gains – helped by a strong rebound in apparel.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Why Sateri sees Covid-19 as an industry wake-up call – Interview 21 Sep 20

Beth WrightAllen Zhang, president of Sateri

Leading viscose fibre producer Sateri has kept its foot firmly on the gas in recent months, with milestones that include starting production of lyocell fibres in China and launching a new commercial scale viscose fibre made from recycled textile waste – all in the midst of a global pandemic. President Allen Zhang shares how Covid-19 has affected the business and explains why the crisis has underlined the importance of a resilient and agile supply chain. 


Yesim Tekstil upbeat as brands look closer for do-it-all suppliers 4 Aug 20

Hannah AbdullaSenol Sankaya, CEO of Yesim Tekstil, says orders are now picking up after an initial coronavirus hit

Despite the upheaval of the global coronavirus crisis, the future looks bright for Turkish textile and garment mega-producer Yesim Tekstil with European brands increasingly seeking vertically integrated suppliers, sustainability and options to near-shore production. CEO Senol Sankaya tells just-style how the company adapted to the pandemic, and why it is optimistic going forward.


Has the apparel sourcing bubble burst? 21 Jul 20

Leonie BarrieRanjan Mahtani, chairman and CEO at Epic Group

For Ranjan Mahtani, chairman and CEO at Epic Group, one of the world's largest clothing manufacturers, the global Covid-19 pandemic is the final straw. He believes the time has finally come for brands, retailers and their suppliers to take stock, re-evaluate current practices – and redefine their roles for the future.

Apparel Blog

Garment workers still feeling pandemic impact

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 19 Oct 20

An analysis of trade data on apparel imports into the US and EU appears to show that buyers cancelled orders worth at least US$16.2bn between April and June this year. The shortfall leaves massive arrears, with severe short and long-term impacts for workers and suppliers.


China leads US apparel import declines in August

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 12 Oct 20

US apparel imports continued to climb in August as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season.


Walmart deal set to accelerate Asda strategy

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 20

US retail giant Walmart is to sell its UK supermarket chain Asda to the Issa brothers, founders and co-CEOs of EG Group, a global convenience and forecourts retailer, and private equity firm TDR Capital for GBP6.8bn (US$8.8bn). The deal is expected to accelerate Asda's strategy and build on the retailer's low-price heritage.

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.

Pandemic pushing apparel retailers to the brink

Pandemic pushing apparel retailers to the brink

The Covid-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on the finances of many apparel retailers over the last three months, pushing many into administration.

Brands bail on Boohoo as it launches supplier investigation

Brands bail on Boohoo as it launches supplier investigation

A number of major online fashion retailers, including Next and Asos, have dropped the Boohoo Group's brands over renewed claims of exploitation and unsafe conditions at one of its UK supplier factories.

Kingpins talks denim at second virtual show

Kingpins talks denim at second virtual show

Kingpins24 has held its second virtual show this year, with a focus on product, from mills to manufacturers.

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