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Hannah Abdulla

Hannah AbdullaBiography

Hannah-Farah Abdulla graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in publishing with English.

She has experience in both print and online journalism. Hannah spent two years as assistant editor for John Lewis' internal publication The Chronicle before travelling to the Middle East where she worked for two years under the ITP Publishing Group umbrella. Hannah spent one year as editor on B2B title Facilities Management Middle East before moving on to F&B title Caterer Middle East which focused on the retail and foodservice aspects of the industry.

Articles by Hannah Abdulla

The AAFA says the tariff preference levels will make trading harder for apparel players, but the NCTO argues non-signatory countries will take advantage of a benefit meant for US producers US industry voices concerns over TPLs in new USMCA 20 November 2018

A hearing on the potential impact of the new US-Mexico Canada Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has heard representatives from the US apparel and textile industries voice concerns regarding tariff preference levels (TPLs), with both sides arguing they will make trading more difficult.


Athleisure is not seasonal and so could encourage people to hang on to their clothing longer, believes Lycra's marketing manager, Claire O' NeillCan athleisure tackle the problem of fast fashion? 20 November 2018

The athleisure segment has several attributes that position it well to tackle the issue of 'fast fashion', an audience at last week's Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) conference was told.


Patsy Perry, senior lecturer in fashion marketing at the University of Manchester says there is a UN to launch Alliance on Sustainable Fashion next year 20 November 2018

The United Nations (UN) is preparing to launch the UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion in March next year, in a bid to create an industry-wide push for action to reduce fashion’s negative social, economic and environmental impacts – and turn it into a driver for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Product Category Rules created for the apparel sector 20 November 2018

Key Product Category Rules (PCR) that allow the environmental performance of natural fibre fabrics to be assessed have now been published in the International EPD System – giving apparel producers a "common language" to understand the value of sustainable products.


Earlier this year, the US DoL found 15 countries are still engaging in child labour in the cotton and textile industriesWorkshop to tackle child and forced labour in cotton industry 19 November 2018

Stakeholders from across the cotton industry will tomorrow (20 November) convene in Brussels to discuss ways to tackle the issue of child and forced labour in cotton production.


Amazon and TK Maxx have been found to be selling faux fur products that actually contain real furAmazon and TK Maxx again named in real fur faux pas 16 November 2018

Retailers Amazon and TK Maxx have again been accused of selling clothing items containing real fur, following an investigation by a British TV programme.


The athleisure category is proving attractive to consumers as it offers comfort for them to carry out a range of activities, experts sayAthleisure comfort drives apparel purchasing decisions 15 November 2018

Apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers have been urged to respond to consumer demand for "comfort" clothing that fits their changing lifestyles and is driving the growth of the GBP$2.5bn athleisure industry.


The Fit Freedom app allows customers to turn their smartphone into a Fit Freedom to help retailers cut cost of apparel returns 15 November 2018

A body measurement platform powered by augmented reality and machine learning is being made available for retailers worldwide in a bid to tackle the problem of size-related returns.


The US is investigating allegations of dumping and unfair subsidies in the polyester yarn industryUS probes polyester yarn imports from China and India 14 November 2018

The US Department of Commerce has launched new investigations into whether polyester textured yarn from China and India is being dumped in the US, and if producers in those countries are receiving unfair subsidies.


A clause in the USMCA agreement to lower the duty-free import threshold could hurt the industry.Buried clause in USMCA pact could hurt duty-free imports 13 November 2018

Trade associations from the US apparel and footwear industry are appealing a clause in the new US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement to lower the duty-free import threshold, arguing it would hurt the industry.


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