All articles by Rachel Lawler

Rachel has been working in editorial for more than 10 years, covering a range of specialist topics including science, education, beauty and now the apparel sector. She is looking forward to learning more about this exciting industry.

Rachel Lawler

Fourth Texhibition show attracts record number of visitors

More than 20,000 visitors from 112 countries attended the fourth edition of Texhibition in Istanbul.

Levi Strauss, Worldly, Trove execs unpack ways resale can decarbonise fashion

Levi Strauss, Worldly and Trove share insights into resale as a sustainable strategy for fashion brands.

Signal: Tweets of the week – US sanctions, Amazon, Global Fashion Summit, Nike

Top apparel sector-related Tweets this week came from the Uyghur Human Rights Project, welcoming US sanctions on a further three companies.

Sportswear giant Nike’s flat Q1 2024 sales highlight risks for wider sector

Nike reports just 2% growth as inflationary pressure hits sportswear sales with an industry expert stating that “even the best sportswear brands are vulnerable in a highly inflationary market”.

Global Fashion Agenda sets five key 2030 targets for fashion brands

Non-profit Global Fashion Agenda calls for “systemic change” as it launches its new Fashion Sector Vision report with recommendations for the next seven years.

US apparel sector voices concern over lifting of US-EU steel tariff suspension

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has signed a joint letter calling for an end to ongoing trade disputes between the EU and US.

eBay, BFC partner on second circular fashion fund

A total of £100,000 will be offered to small businesses, social enterprises and charities focused on circular fashion technology and solutions.

Signal: Apparel sector omnichannel push cools in 2023

2023 is currently on track to have the lowest number of mentions of ‘omnichannel’ in apparel company filings since 2018.

Social audits accused of ‘failing’ to protect garment workers

International research and advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims social audits and certifications used by brands to protect garment workers are “totally inadequate”.

Türkiye textile exporters hone in on sustainability, nearshoring potential

With the global fashion industry focused on speed-to-market and sustainability, Türkiye’s textile exporters are presented with some great opportunities for growth, Just Style learned at the fourth edition of Texhibition in Istanbul.