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Boohoo said in July it would launch an independent review of its UK supply chain after claims workers were paid GBP3.50 (US$4.38) an hour in unsafe conditions

Boohoo to boost compliance as probe finds failings

Boohoo Group has pledged to strengthen its sourcing team and work more closely with suppliers after an independent review into its UK supply...

The resale market in the United States could exceed US$51bn by 2023

Second-hand retailers' product and pricing trends

Amid rising concerns about the environmental and ethical impact of fast-fashion, the market for second-hand clothing is soaring – with young...

Portugal's clothing and textile sector is in good shape to leverage post-Covid recovery

Portugal clothing and textile sector in good shape

The Portuguese textile and clothing industry has proved to be an example of resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic due to its clusters, fle...

XUAR accounts for about 20% of world cotton consumption

Xinjiang cotton ban would wreak supply chain havoc

A total US import ban on cotton products from China’s Xinjiang region over forced labour concerns would "wreak unending havoc" on global sup...

'Digitising the supply chain is a journey towards a completely integrated sequence of planning and production solutions that work in tandem to create a more visible supply stream across each touch point of the value chain'

The future of fashion supply chains – Part II

The second in a two-part series on the future of fashion supply chains proposes that digital supply chains have the potential to unlock endl...

Consumer and Retailer behaviour during the pandemic demonstrate how online and physical sales channels form a highly competitive single retail market

Multichannel retailers will lead post-Covid

Shopping habits in the US and Europe shifted dramatically because of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, driving rapid adoption a...

From Field to Shelf – Should the denim industry worry about knitwear? 15 Sep 20

Anecdotal evidence suggests consumer demand for mass-market jeans has plummeted during the Covid pandemic. In contrast, demand for knitwear – including cotton T-shirts, knitted shirts and sweatpants – has increased as comfort becomes king. Robert Antoshak, managing director of Olah Inc, crunches the numbers to find out more.

Turkish clothing makers rebounding from Covid crisis 14 Sep 20

The Turkish clothing manufacturing sector says it has struck an accord with major brand buyers to complete and pay for previous orders.

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Fashion brands failing to provide a living wage

Michelle Russell | 25 Sep 20 The report found brands were not paying a living wage to all workers in their supply chains

A new report by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) claims that despite the promises of big fashion brands, many have failed to prove that the workers in their supply chains earn a living wage.

Bangladesh footwear industry raises minimum wages

AZM Anas | 25 Sep 20 The new minimum monthly pay for leather and footwear sector workers is US$84

The Bangladesh leather and footwear sector says it can afford to pay new minimum wages for the leather sector, with the industry association being upbeat about implementing the new system and remaining "compliant."

Court rules that Ali Enterprises fire was arson

Hannah Abdulla | 24 Sep 20 260 workers were killed in the blaze in 2012

A Pakistani court has ruled a garment factory fire in 2012 that killed more than 260 workers was in fact arson and not accidental as it sentenced two former political party activists to death for starting it.

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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.

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Mounting pressure for Xinjiang cotton ban

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 21 Sep 20

As pressure mounts on the global apparel industry to ban all cotton-made goods from China's Xinjiang region over forced labour concerns, US lawmakers have been told such a move would "wreak unending havoc" on global supply chains.

Covid-19 is fashion's sustainability catalyst

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 14 Sep 20

Though sustainability and ethics fell under the radar at the start of the Covid-19 crisis as many retailers struggled to survive, more enlightened players realised it was an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in an area that would soon return to the top of consumers' agendas. Those leading the way will be able to reach a new, more sustainability-conscious audience, as well as helping to set standards for the sector.

Worker rights risks rise to the fore

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

As fashion brands and retailers begin to reset and reshape their supply chains as they emerge from the global coronavirus pandemic, a new multi-year investigation has identified child labour and audit deception among the risks at stake when sourcing from garment factories in Myanmar.

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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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