Top stories on just-style

Top stories on just-style

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Top stories this week on just-style... 29 May 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include an update on which brands are refusing to make no commitment to pay in full for orders completed and in production, a look at the steps manufacturers must take to if they want to stay relevant as fashion gets faster, and a new initiative offering consumers the chance to purchase clothing from cancelled apparel orders from Bangladesh.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 May 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a deep-dive into the Canadian apparel market and its sourcing patterns, and a look at how Covid-19 could lead to a reshuffle in the fashion industry's focus on sustainability. Retailer Marks & Spencer is to accelerate a number of changes within the business including the introduction of a faster 'near-sourcing' supply chain, and L Brands is to shutter around 250 Victoria's Secret across the US and Canada.


Top stories this week on just-style... 15 May 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how fashion brands can offer practical assistance to suppliers reopening factories, and almost 70 jobs have been lost in Bangladesh after British retailer Debenhams liquidated its sourcing operation. Meanwhile, Covid-19 will wipe off US$297bn from the global apparel market in 2020, and Li & Fung has been given the green light by shareholders to take the company private.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 May 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the flood of excess inventory from the Covid-19 pandemic will likely lead to widespread administrations for companies in the UK, Europe, and the US, and why retailer bankruptcy laws need reform. Elsewhere, J.Crew Group has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and Gap Inc has partnered with IMG to explore the introduction of "complementary products" to its Gap, Banana Republic, and Janie and Jack assortments.


Top stories this week on just-style... 1 May 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how labour rights are set to worsen in Asia's garment sector as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the region, and five ways to overhaul the global fashion supply chain for the future. Meanwhile, Esquel Group is shuttering four factories as it struggles with falling orders, and the president of the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers' Association has complained about the treatment his members have experienced at the hands of international brands and retailers during the crisis. 


Top stories on just-style in April... 30 Apr 2020

The impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain dominated coverage on just-style in April. During the month we took a look at what fashion retail might be like when the pandemic is over, how the crisis is providing the sector with an opportunity to "reset and reshape," why the entire supply chain must work as an ecosystem to survive intact, and why apparel industry payment terms are no longer fit for purpose.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Apr 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why the apparel industry's existing system of supplier payment terms is no longer fit for purpose, and why Primark's bricks-and-mortar only strategy is threatened by Covid-19. In other developments, groups of labour rights activists, brands and employer organisations have separately outlined priorities to protect workers during the coronavirus crisis, and representatives from the Korean textile and apparel industry are calling on US department store retailer Kohl's to reconsider its recent decision to unilaterally cancel orders.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Apr 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the apparel industry must respond to the coronavirus crisis by doubling-down on efforts to create more sustainable supply chains, what the future of the sector looks like once the pandemic eases, and how H&M's sales in China are slow to recover. Elsewhere, US retail sales saw their biggest monthly drop on record during March – with clothing stores seeing the largest decline.


Top stories this week on just-style... 9 Apr 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at what the future holds for fashion retail post-Covid-19, and if the fractured buyer-supplier relationship – until now based significantly on trust – can be repaired. We also explore five actions retail supply chains can take to navigate the pandemic, and PVH Corp is reducing and redeploying its inventory commitments.


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 Apr 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.


Top stories on just-style in March... 1 Apr 2020

Top stories on just-style in March were unsurprisingly dominated by the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain. We take a look at how retail and fashion companies and their supply chains might fare coming out of the crisis, and industry efforts to address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). The list also includes an interview with Stanley Szeto, executive chairman of fashion supply chain manager Lever Style, and a US$930.7m bid to privatise Li & Fung. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Mar 2020

Top stories this week on just-style were all centered around the Covid-19 virus pandemic with a look at how the crisis is encouraging textile trade shows to consider virtual and other digital alternatives, and why Bangladesh's apparel industry is in gridlock. Meanwhile, retailer Primark has cancelled all orders with its suppliers and closed all of its stores, and Next Plc has warned it could lose up to GBP1bn (US$1.15bn) in sales as the coronavirus impacts demand.


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Mar 2020

The Covid-19 virus pandemic continues to be the main focus on just-style, with top stories on the site this week exploring how retail and fashion companies and their supply chains might fare coming out of the crisis, and a look at how Italy's apparel sector is dealing with the fallout. Meanwhile, garment manufacturers in Bangladesh are seeing an influx of requests for payment delays from buyers, and retailer Next Plc has warned it could lose up to GBP1bn (US$1.15bn) in sales as a result of the situation.


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Mar 2020

Top stories this week on just-style were unsurprisingly dominated by the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain. The situation continues to cast a shadow on Central America's garment exports, while UK clothing sales are set for further disruption. But it's resilience, not re-shoring, that clothing buyers should be seeking from their supply chains. In other news US lawmakers have proposed legislation that would ban the import of goods made with forced labour in in China's Xinjiang region.


Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Mar 2020

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the Philippines department of trade and industry is finalising a roadmap to revive the textile and garment industry, an interview with Lever Style executive chairman Stanley Szeto, and H&M Group will begin to offer access to its global supply chain as a service to external companies.


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