All articles by Hannah Abdulla

Hannah Abdulla

A wealth of over 14 years of editorial experience having worked on titles for the John Lewis Partnership and the ITP Group in Dubai, Hannah joined Aroq in 2014 as News Editor on Just Food before landing the role of News Editor on Just Style. In her current role as Deputy Editor on Just Style, Hannah enjoys covering more challenging subjects and exploring the impact of current affairs on global supply chains.

BLACK PEARL launches to assist brands with driving green ambitions

An organisation aimed at bridging the communication gap between businesses and consumers has launched to help creative industries realise their green goals.

Fashion execs eye supply chain resilience to navigate 2024 uncertainty

Supply chain resiliency will be a key area of focus for fashion industry executives in 2024, with transparency and communication across all supply chain stakeholders paramount in future-proofing businesses, the latest McKinsey & Co State of Fashion 2024 report reveals.

COP28: Fashion’s failure to engage suppliers on green plan hinders 1.5°C target

While bold pledges have been made to cut carbon emissions and shift to next-gen materials, a whopping 75% gap in fashion players onboarding their suppliers with their green ambitions could cost the planet dearly.

Hela Apparel Interlock Africa initiative raises bar for region’s sourcing growth

After seven years of operating in Africa as a fashion supplier, Hela Apparel is launching its Interlock Africa initiative which aims to share its supply chain know-how with other manufacturers looking to tap into the region. Sachith Balage – director of sourcing and supply chain for Hela tells us more.

Four obstacles in the way of Africa fashion-sourcing hotspot realisation

A report from UNESCO has suggested Africa has “all it takes” to become one of the next leaders in global fashion.

Jeanologia eDesigner upgrade aims to lower fashion’s carbon footprint

Spanish tech company Jeanologia has introduced the newest version of its eDesigner software which it says contributes to a more sustainable fashion industry as it cuts physical samples by 80%.

US apparel imports slump in September on stagnant demand

As we hit the third quarter of the year, official figures from the US Office of Apparel and Textiles (OTEXA) reveal US imports of apparel have fallen 25.2% in the year to September, with all 10 major apparel suppliers to the US experiencing a shipment decline over the period.

Fashion brands sourcing from Bangladesh to see price hike as worker wages increase

Global fashion brands and retailers can expect to see increased prices on readymade clothing sourced from Bangladesh after factories received official direction to increase worker wages to TK12,500 ($114) a month, the first wage hike in five years.

Week in review: Poor purchasing practices fuel worker unrest in key fashion sourcing countries

In the last week, member factories of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers Exporters Association were advised to shut shop as violent protests over minimum wages broke out.

NCTO backs call for scrutiny as 3m packages enter US under de minimis rule daily

The Biden Administration is being urged to use its executive authority to impose guardrails around the Section 321 de minimis provision to stop the “abuse of duty-free shipments that put US manufacturers at a disadvantage”.