All articles by Isatou Ndure

Isatou is a new starter in the JustStyle team with experience in marketing, film and broadcast. She is passionate about sustainability, the apparel industry and labour rights. Isatou loves covering challenging issues and wants to hear from you!

Isatou Ndure

August boost for UK clothing retail sales as consumer confidence returns

UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show retail sales volumes have grown 0.4% in August, up from a revised fall of 1.1% in July.

US apparel sector seeks global trade continuity amid government shutdown

The US apparel sector urges the US government and private sector to work together to keep imports and exports moving ahead of a potential US government shutdown on 1 October 2023 due to a budgetary stand-off.

Signal: Is Champion the sacrificial lamb in HanesBrands quest for recovery?

HanesBrand’s potential sale of the Champion brand is “unsurprising” say industry onlookers, adding the US brand has come under significant pressure from investors to find a quick fix to its deepening debt problem.

Eight ways EU greenwashing crackdown will impact fashion sector

The European Parliament and Council have reached a preliminary agreement on a set of regulations designed to clamp down on greenwashing and premature obsolescence of products, that could impact the textile and fashion sector’s labelling and marketing practices.

Adidas boosts supply chain efficiency in China with automated logistics hub

Global sportswear brand Adidas has teamed up with Chinese logistics startup Geek+ to open a new automated distribution centre in Suzhou, China to boost its operational efficiency after what one expert described as a “catastrophic” FY2022 sales performance in the region.

Lenzing Indonesian plant earns EU Ecolabel, to expand fibre range

Austrian wood-fibre producer, Lenzing Group announced its recent achievement of EU Ecolabel certification for maintaining high environmental standards in its viscose fibre production at its Indonesian production plant.

Otrium, Bleckmann pilot garment refurb, repair programme to reduce landfill waste

Digital fashion outlet Otrium, and fashion supply chain management firm, Bleckmann announced a new venture aimed at refurbishing and repairing damaged clothing items to reduce the fashion industry’s impact on landfills and waste.

DBS, Reset partner to promote decarbonisation in Asia’s manufacturing supply chain

Financial services group, DBS, and end-to-end carbon management firm, Reset Carbon (Reset), have partnered to drive the adoption of decarbonisation and sustainability solutions within the apparel, footwear, and textile (AFT) supply chain in Asia.

Next in profit lift hat-trick for H1 as consumer demand holds up

UK clothing and homeware retailer, Next has raised its FY profit guidance from £845m ($1.3m) to £875m, up 0.5% year on year after group sales jumped by 5.4%.

Textile Exchange makes preferred fibre toolkit public, says cotton is next focus

Non-profit Textile Exchange makes its Preferred Fibre and Materials Matrix (PFMM) toolkit open source to help fashion brands assess multiple sustainability standards for materials and outlines its plans for 2024.