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Beth Wright

Beth WrightBiography

In her role as news editor at just-style, Beth Wright oversees the site's daily news feed, researching and writing news and analyses, tracking down exclusive stories, and interviewing industry executives for their insight into the key stories. 

With an English degree from the University of Leeds and NCTJ Diploma, Beth honed her journalism skills at a local newspaper.

Articles by Beth Wright

Ethical Trade and Human Rights Forum goes virtual 7 April 2020

The Ethical Trade and Human Rights Forum NYC will take place virtually next month in light of the public health concerns around Covid-19.

Businesses struggling the least during the pandemic are thought to be those using the most local raw materials UK manufacturers take stock of Covid-19 fallout 6 April 2020

UK-based clothing manufacturers are taking steps to shore up their businesses as orders slump amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic – including repurposing production, working from home where possible, and embracing digital technologies. But they are also optimistic the crisis might also lead to lasting change.

Under Armour expects to realise about $40m-$60m in pre-tax benefits in 2020Under Armour board approves 2020 restructuring plan 6 April 2020

The board of Under Armour has approved a previously planned restructuring initiative amid the news the sportswear brand will temporarily lay off staff at its full-price and outlet stores along with about 600 employees that work at its US-based distribution centres.

In consultation with external stakeholders the Primark Ethical Trade team will explore mechanisms to ensure the money reaches workersPrimark to pay wages at factories of cancelled orders 3 April 2020

UK value fashion retailer Primark has set up a fund to cover the wages component of orders that it cancelled in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam because of the coronavirus pandemic.

H&M warned the coronavirus will push it to a second-quarter lossH&M Q1 profit soars but braces for Covid-19 fallout 3 April 2020

Profit at H&M has more than doubled in the first quarter – but the Swedish fashion retailer is bracing itself for the months ahead, with the global Covid-19 pandemic behind a 46% slump in net sales during March.

Debenhams could file a notice of intention to appoint administrators next week, according to Sky NewsDebenhams preparing to file for administration? 3 April 2020

UK department store retailer Debenhams is reported to be on the brink of administration for the second time to protect the company against claims from creditors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Levi Strauss & Co is committing $3m to Covid-19 relief effortsLevi Strauss commits support to supply chain workers 3 April 2020

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) is moving to help support workers in its apparel supply chains as part of a US$3m commitment to Covid-19 relief efforts.

New theme for Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2020 3 April 2020

The organisers of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit are planning to focus the rescheduled October event on the ways the worldwide pandemic is forcing fashion to undergo a dramatic transformation.

Top stories this week on just-style... 3 April 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why it's critically important that brands and retailers work as a team during the coronavirus pandemic, and how Covid-19 might affect apparel sourcing and trade. We also explore industry efforts to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), and H&M agrees to pay for cancelled orders.

New Avery Dennison Ecotach recycled apparel fasteners 3 April 2020

Avery Dennison Fastener Solutions has developed a new line of sustainable apparel tag fasteners made with post-consumer waste from recycled plastic bottles and carpets.

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