All articles by Elizabeth Cooke

Elizabeth Cooke is a trainee reporter, specialising in thematic intelligence. She graduated with a degree in French and Philosophy from Oxford University in 2022.

Elizabeth Cooke

Signal: First Apparel Impact Institute grants aim to drive carbon reductions

AII has announced the first round of beneficiaries of its Fashion Climate Fund.

Signal: Nike shareholders reject assessment of supply chain due diligence efforts

A proposal for US sportswear brand Nike to issue an assessment of its supply chain due diligence was not approved at its annual meeting of shareholders.

Signal: Apparel company filings reveal growing interest in resale market

Fashion companies’ interest in the circular economy and resale market grows, as they seek to decouple revenue and production growth.

Signal: Direct to consumer key for apparel growth despite wholesale hype

Even as some companies redirect their attention to wholesale, direct to consumer mentions in apparel company filings continue to grow.

Algorithms lawsuit against Shein raises serious AI fashion design concerns

Shein’s AI use suggests algorithmic fashion design could facilitate industrial-scale copying, while compounding overproduction and overconsumption.

Signal: high concern for human rights abuses in Myanmar’s apparel industry

Apparel companies are continuing to consider Myanmar’s place in their supply chain, according to GlobalData.

Signal: Breakthrough in polycotton recycling amid sustainability concerns

Chemists are in talks with apparel companies after discovering a new scalable and straightforward approach to polycotton recycling.

Filings signal: Apparel deal-making in July grows against geopolitics concerns

A well-executed inorganic growth strategy remains a top priority within the apparel industry.

Filings signal: Macro pressures, geopolitical disruptions hit Q2 apparel margins

Inflation and geopolitical concerns dominate the agenda in 2023, negatively affecting both consumer demand and fashion brands’ operating costs in Q2.

Jobs signal: VF Corp, Adidas, LVMH and Hermès lead the way in supply chain hirings in July

Supply chain resilience remains a key area for investment in the fashion sector.