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Panelists discussed circularity in denim design

Why circularity in denim design needs a rethink

To drive further circularity in the global denim industry, companies must look beyond financial growth and learn to create value in differen...

20% of human endeavours result in most of society's forward momentum

How the apparel industry can become exceptional

As disheartened members of this supply chain, and as optimistic consumers, we commit to being part of the 20% – the minority demanding and d...

Analysts have questioned where Boohoo goes from here

Boohoo investigation could have lasting impact

Boohoo's share price slumped 22% in morning trading today (8 July) as a growing number of retailers ditched the group's brands from their we...

“Technology is not a nice to have, it’s a necessity, and the last three months has really shown that'

Technology key to navigating post-Covid system

Technology is at the heart of the apparel and textile industry's emergence from post-Covid lockdown, with digitalisation now key to helping...

With travel and factory visits on pause or limited, apparel factory auditing is proving problematic

Adapting to the new normal in factory auditing

The apparel factory auditing process has been impacted on numerous fronts by the coronavirus pandemic – from travel bans limiting on-site ac...

El Salvador posted the largest decline in apparel shipments to the US in May, with shipment volume tumbling 91.51% year-on-year to 6m SME

US apparel imports tumble by one-fifth in May

US apparel imports were down by more than a fifth month-on-month in May as the global garment industry continued to crumble under the destru...


India manufacturers see coronavirus as catalyst for good 3 Jul 20

Sustainability, innovation and digitalisation are all seen as key to helping the Indian textile and clothing industry build back better from the Covid-19 pandemic. The South Asian manufacturing hub could also benefit from its indigenous environmentally friendly processes and models of textile production, executives believe.


Mexico makers relish better times as USMCA kicks in 2 Jul 20

Yesterday (1 July) should have been a day to celebrate in Mexico as its newly revamped trade deal with the US and Canada – the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – swung into effect. But instead of hosting a fiesta over the extension of a pact to export textiles and apparel duty-free to the world's biggest market, the Aztec nation is counting its losses amid tumbling shipments to its key northern neighbour.

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PVH outlines progress on Forward Fashion targets

Beth Wright | 10 Jul 20 PVH has provided an extensive progress overview against the 15 priorities of its Forward Fashion strategy

Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger owner, PVH Corp, has published its first corporate responsibility (CR) report since the launch of its new sustainability strategy last year, with highlights including sharing living wage data for the first time and sourcing approximately 50% of its cotton footprint sustainably in 2019.


US retail imports remain far below last year

Beth Wright | 9 Jul 20 The first half of 2020 is forecast to total 9.5m TEU, down 9.3% from the same period last year

Imports at major US retail container ports are expected to remain significantly below last year’s levels into this autumn as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues.


Brooks Brothers latest to file for bankruptcy

Leonie Barrie | 8 Jul 20 The company has filed for bankruptcy protection while it tries to find a new owner for the business

US men’s wear retailer Brooks Brothers has become the latest company to file for bankruptcy protection after being hit by falling sales and declining demand for its business attire.

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Bangladesh books 18% slide in FY apparel exports

H&M Foundation backs Bangladesh female RMG workers

Apparel events postponed and cancelled by Covid-19

NRF pushes Retail's 'Big Show' to June

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Wrangler among new Make Fashion Circular members

HeiQ antiviral tech certified safe and sustainable

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Ruyi Group sees investment as key to future-proofing business 25 Jun 20

Michelle RussellRuyi Group chairman, Yafu Qiu

Like most in the global textile industry, Chinese giant Shandong Ruyi Group has had to face the challenges Covid-19 has thrown its way but believes its preparation and investment in brands and technology prior to the pandemic has stood it in good stead for the future as it looks to maintain its path to becoming a "one-stop internationally advanced intelligent industrial chain".


A case study in crisis management – What next for PDS Group? 9 Jun 20

Leonie BarriePallak Seth, PDS Group founder and vice chairman

Trust, people and partnerships – key tenets underpinning fashion supplier and sourcing powerhouse PDS Group – have been tested to the limit during the coronavirus pandemic. But they've also stood the business in good stead, helping to not only weather the storm but reposition it to emerge even stronger from the crisis, as founder and vice chairman Pallak Seth explains.


Hirdaramani sees sustainability a key pillar of the new normal 29 May 20

Michelle RussellGroup director, Nikhil Hirdaramani

Sri Lanka is long-recognised as a pioneer in innovation and sustainability, with manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group one of those championing the cause. Group director Nikhil Hirdaramani believes this track record will be key as the world adjusts to the new normal post-pandemic, with sustainability one of the key pillars of doing business.

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US apparel imports slump 58% year-on-year in May

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 6 Jul 20

US apparel imports in May fell by 58% against the same month last year as the global garment industry continued to crumble under the coronavirus pandemic. However, there was a resurgence in shipments from Central America and Mexico as retailers appear to have turned to those suppliers closest to home as stores started to reopen.


Garments on Hangers – Strategies for a digital world

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 29 Jun 20

"To hang or to box" is a question that has long been debated within the fashion retail supply chain. With companies now emerging from the coronavirus pandemic looking to reconfigure their supply chains to withstand future disruptions, the way garments are moved from factory to consumer is a critical consideration as the industry pivots to a digital future


Cambodia's apparel industry particularly vulnerable to EU trade curb

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 22 Jun 20

Cambodia's garment industry, already buffeted by the coronavirus pandemic, is set for a further hit after the European Union decided to suspend duty-free access for some products from 12 August over "systematic" human rights violations. Here we look at the potential impact and possible shift in trade patterns.

Hot Apparel Issues

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.

Kingpins transforms into virtual event

Kingpins transforms into virtual event

The coronavirus pandemic has led to most industry events this year being cancelled. Some, like Kingpins, have gone virtual. Through a series of webinars, industry experts have discussed how Covid-19 is impacting the denim industry.

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

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Marks and Spencer Group plc (MKS) - Financial and Strategic

Marks and Spencer Group plc (MKS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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