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

Canadian apparel sector supports proposed forced labour bill but urges clarity

The trade body representing Canada’s apparel sector says it supports the potentially incoming bill that requires companies to disclose how they are tackling modern slavery in supply chains, but warns gaps in its architecture could cause confusion.

H&M vows to improve assortment on weaker performance – but is it too little, too late?

Industry onlookers have warned of a “tough period ahead” for H&M despite the group beating full-year revenues by 12% on a like-for-like basis.

Levi Strauss & Co enjoys FY sales, profit jump despite Q4 supply chain pressures

Levi Strauss & Co’s management team have sounded an upbeat forecast for the year ahead after fiscal 2022 sales and earnings beat estimates in spite of a shaky fourth quarter, driven by supply chain pressures.

Messe Frankfurt lauds ‘strong support’ for ninth annual Techtextil India

Messe Frankfurt India is to host the ninth edition of Techtextil India between 12-14 September 2023 in Mumbai.

Ralph Lauren Corp launches cashmere recycling programme

Ralph Lauren Corp has launched a new cashmere recycling programme as part of efforts to support a circular economy.

Why nearshoring is not a silver bullet for the sporting goods industry in 2023

Nearshoring has bumped right up the agenda for many US sporting brands as they look to navigate the issue of rising transport costs and shipping delays on the back of global pandemics and worker shortages. As the sportswear industry is likely to experience negative growth in 2023, a new report from McKinsey & Co explores whether nearshoring is the route to navigating this challenge.

HSBC backs Masters programme to empower female leaders in Bangladesh apparel sector

HSBC has partnered the Asian University for Women (AUW) to launch a one-year master’s (MA) programme aimed at empowering women in Bangladesh’s textile industry to take positions of leadership.

Mango rolls out first denim capsule under new circularity vision

Mango has launched its first denim collection made with a single type of fibre, no rivets or jacron labels to enable easier recycling in an apparent nod to circularity.

Gymshark’s first-ever supply chain chief is former Lacoste exec Madelaine

Former Lacoste EVP of operations Laurent Madelaine has joined fitness and apparel brand Gymshark as its first-ever chief supply chain officer.

IFCO event sells out as Türkiye apparel sourcing hots up

Over 600 exhibitors will be showcasing the latest developments in the Turkish readymade garment manufacturing sector at the sold-out third edition of Istanbul Fashion Connection (IFCO) from 8-11 February 2023