All articles by 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 where she started as News Editor on Just Food before landing the role of News Editor on Just Style. Hannah enjoys covering more challenging subjects and exploring the impact of current affairs on global supply chains.

Hannah Abdulla

Outdoor brand Passenger secures funding to fuel international growth

Outdoor brand Passenger, which prides itself on a responsible supply chain, has secured a £15m (US$18.5m) investment from Growth Partner and further investment from former Gymshark CEO Steve Hewitt.

Fast Retailing ‘coy’ on Russia exit rumours

Fast Retailing, the owner of brands including Uniqlo and Gu, says it has “closed some stores” in Russia with “no foreseeable prospects to resume operations”, after rumours surfaced it is looking to sell its Russia business and exit the country entirely.

Pacific Jeans showcases denim sector talent at Innovation Night

Pacific Jeans held the second Denim Innovation Night against the backdrop of the 14th Bangladesh Denim Expo to showcase the innovation in the country’s denim industry.

WEEK IN REVIEW: Tech adoption to stagnate in fashion as costs surge?

As costs rise and consumers slow fashion consumption, brands face a dilemma on whether to bow to demands for greater sustainability and transparency (which come at an increased cost) burden or carry on business as usual.

Stone-age living – a third of businesses not ready for next global crisis

A third of businesses are unprepared for the next global crisis, according to new research from business planning SaaS provider Board International.

Burberry FY profits surge on outerwear, leather goods strength

British fashion house Burberry has seen profits surge in the 52 weeks ending 1 April on the back of a healthy sales increase.

Forced labour in Xinjiang cotton picking will persist says expert

Forced labour in cotton fields in Xinjiang persisted during 2022 and will continue to do so in the near term according to new research from Adrian Zenz, director in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

Bangladesh lifts US cotton fumigation requirements

A “significant export barrier” for US cotton to Bangladesh has been removed after the Southeast Asian nation’s government announced it was dropping its near-five decade-long fumigation requirement on US cotton imports.

Datacolor acquires Matchmycolor

Colour management solutions provider Datacolor AG has acquired Matchmycolor LLC, a technology company specialising in colour formulation and communication software, which it says will strengthen its market position and further expand its global industry presence.

Smartex Loop launched to address call for better supply chain transparency

Software company Smartex has unveiled Smartex Loop, which allows suppliers to take advantage of fabric-roll level data collection and revolutionise supply chain communication, as well as directly address the call from fashion brands for better supply chain data, marking a new era of transparency and collaboration.