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Jordan's garment sector exports have contracted by some 25% this year

Will new government support Jordan garment sector?

Jordanian garment manufacturers are hoping a newly formed government will help the country's clothing sector rebound from the impact of the...

Fashion shoppers increasingly want their purchases to align with the higher purpose of doing good by making a difference

Fashion's guiding force – Look good, do good

Fashion purchases are still and always will be driven by the desire to look good – but in order to feel good, shoppers are increasingly alig...

Amazon's Luxury Stores does not yet pose a real threat to luxury leaders

Amazon falls short as luxury fashion destination

Though its 'Luxury Stores' designer platform launched in the US in September 2020, Amazon will struggle to cement its place within the luxur...

TAL has engineered a brand new washable, reusable mask with protective filter

TAL Apparel raises the bar on face masks

Having built its reputation as an ‘Innofacturer’ of added value clothing, it was a logical next step for Hong Kong-based garment giant TAL A...

If a clothing chain store closes, 39.5% of consumers would shop online with the same retailer

Digital laggards must act to offset store closures

Permanent store closures were already rife in the retail sector prior to Covid-19 due to spend shifting online, but this has been further in...

Young shoppers in particular are seduced by ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ because it is convenient and instantly accessible

Retailers without 'Buy Now, Pay Later' will suffer

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ (BNPL) payment plans such as Klarna, Clearpay, and PayPal Credit have grown increasingly attractive over the past few y...

Hong Kong transitioning to global digital supply chain hub 23 Nov 20

In the wake of the pandemic, companies have begun assessing the viability of globally distributed production, while e-commerce is altering how people buy, and what they buy. For Hong Kong, these developments are important as its role evolves into a leading sourcing and digital supply-chain services hub, according to a new report.

Post-crisis support must put women garment workers first 20 Nov 20

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has added to warnings that women, who make up the majority of the garment sector workforce, are being disproportionately affected by fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

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Major Apparel News

Arcadia on brink of administration?

Leonie Barrie | 27 Nov 20 Arcadia Group is part of Taveta Investments, owned by billionaire Sir Philip Green and his family

The struggling Arcadia retail group – owner of the Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Burton and Dorothy Perkins brands – is reported to be on the brink of collapse, putting around 13,000 jobs at risk.

Boohoo appoints Sir Leveson to oversee agenda

Michelle Russell | 26 Nov 20 Boohoo wants to drive improvement in its supply chain and business practices

Boohoo has appointed retired judge Sir Brian Leveson to provide independent oversight of the UK online fashion retailer’s Agenda for Change programme as the company looks to drive improvement in its supply chain and business practices.

Gap Inc Q3 results point to recovery

Hannah Abdulla | 25 Nov 20 40% of the company’s sales were online in the third quarter

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has noted a recovery in third-quarter sales after being impacted by Covid-related store closures earlier in the year. 

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Serai CEO sets out vision for global apparel trade network 12 Nov 20

Michelle RussellVivek Ramachandran has outlined his ambitions for the B2B apparel trade platform

Banking giant HSBC is focusing on the apparel industry with a new digital business-to-business platform that enables retailers and brands, manufacturers and suppliers to build trusted relationships, exchange data, and tap into new technologies. Here, CEO Vivek Ramachandran discusses his ambitious vision for the interconnected global trade network.

Setting a standard for more sustainably grown cotton 27 Oct 20

Hannah AbdullaDr Gary Adams, executive director of the US Cotton Trust Protocol

A data-rich cotton sustainability initiative is ramping up to help brands and retailers better track the environmental impact of the cotton entering their supply chains, explains Dr Gary Adams, executive director of the US Cotton Trust Protocol (CTP).

Steering Morocco’s makers through the coronavirus crisis – Interview 21 Oct 20

Elizia VolkmannFatima Zohra Alaoui, director-general of Morocco's textile and clothing industry association AMITH

Fatima Alaouia-Zohra, director-general of Morocco's textile and clothing industry association AMITH, tells just-style how the Covid-19 crisis has galvanised the sector into setting a new course for the future.

Apparel Blog

Will a troubled presidential transition add to apparel industry woes?

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 26 Nov 20

The US apparel industry faces many problems these days – not least of which is a potentially turbulent transition to the Biden Administration and the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Building an interconnected global trade network

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 16 Nov 20

Banking giant HSBC is focusing on the apparel industry with a new digital B2B platform that enables retailers and brands, manufacturers and suppliers to build trusted relationships, exchange data, and tap into new technologies.

US apparel imports continue upward trajectory

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 9 Nov 20

The volume of US apparel imports continued to climb in September on the month prior as business picked up for retailers following the pandemic lockdown. Year-on-year was a different picture, however, with shipments continuing to fall. Indonesia and China recorded the largest declines.

Hot Apparel Issues

Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

The worldwide pandemic is forcing the industry to undergo a dramatic transformation that is playing out in real time. Key to surviving this is building strong brand/supplier relationships.

Textile waste becoming new apparel resource

Textile waste becoming new apparel resource

An increasing number of industry studies and initiatives have identified the importance of apparel and textile waste as a new resource for the sector.

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.

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