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Reports surfaced in July that one of Boohoo's Leicester-based supplier factories was paying staff just GBP3.50 (US$4.38) an hour to work in unsafe conditions and in breach of UK coronavirus lockdowns

Boohoo allegations taint fast fashion reputation

Recent allegations against the Boohoo Group's working practices in its Leicester factories have damaged the retailer's reputation, with 66.4...

Seth has committed GBP25m over the next five years to back startup brands and disruptive business models

Sourcing powerhouse PDS Group invests for growth

As its fashion sourcing business continues to recover from the disruption wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, PDS Group has wasted no time...

Better Cotton uptake accounts for 6% of global cotton production

BCI accused of "blindness" to forced labour

An expert task force set up to review the Better Cotton Initiative's Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) has found that decent work receive...

Twenty-two brands and retailers invited more than 2,000 global suppliers to participate in the annual Better Buying survey

Purchasing practices ripple through supply chain

Amid the challenges and ongoing uncertainty thrown up by the global coronavirus pandemic, some apparel and footwear brands and retailers app...

Overcapacity means suppliers take on unethical and distressed clients

How to fix the broken denim supply chain?

The Covid-19 crisis exposed the inequity of power that exists between brands and the supply chain – but has also provided a window of opport...

The new EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability prohibits the use of the most harmful chemicals in consumer products including textiles

New EU chemical rules another concern for textiles

Clothing and textile manufacturers and their suppliers working in the European Union (EU) may face increasing controls over their use of pot...

Sourcing squeeze continues for global garment suppliers 26 Oct 20

Fashion brands and retailers are continuing to undermine their garment suppliers by driving down prices and imposing onerous payment schedules on new orders, new research suggests.

Digitalisation moving from competitive advantage to necessity 26 Oct 20

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unparalleled impact on the apparel industry, causing drastic changes in the way it manages supply chains. Consequently, digitalisation and technology have moved from being a competitive advantage to a practical necessity as businesses adapt to new ways of working.

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52% of global viscose supply verified as low risk

Beth Wright | 30 Oct 20 The low risk 'green shirt' producers now account for 52% of global viscose production

Not-for-profit environmental organisation Canopy says that more than 50% of global viscose supply is now verified as low risk of coming from ancient and endangered forests. 

US retailers pledge to aid garment workers in Asia

Beth Wright | 29 Oct 20 The aim is to provide much-needed relief to the mainly female workers in supply-chains in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam

A consortium of US apparel and footwear brands, retailers, importers and industry associations has signed a pact with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to help supply chain workers across Asia.

Next ups FY profit outlook on Q3 sales beat

Beth Wright | 28 Oct 20 Based on its central scenario, Next anticipates profit before tax of GBP365m for the full year

UK clothing and homeware retailer Next Plc has raised its full-year profit guidance after posting better than expected full-price sales for the third quarter. 

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Setting a standard for more sustainably grown cotton 27 Oct 20

Hannah AbdullaDr Gary Adams, executive director of the US Cotton Trust Protocol

A data-rich cotton sustainability initiative is ramping up to help brands and retailers better track the environmental impact of the cotton entering their supply chains, explains Dr Gary Adams, executive director of the US Cotton Trust Protocol (CTP).

Steering Morocco’s makers through the coronavirus crisis – Interview 21 Oct 20

Elizia VolkmannFatima Zohra Alaoui, director-general of Morocco's textile and clothing industry association AMITH

Fatima Alaouia-Zohra, director-general of Morocco's textile and clothing industry association AMITH, tells just-style how the Covid-19 crisis has galvanised the sector into setting a new course for the future.

Why Sateri sees Covid-19 as an industry wake-up call – Interview 21 Sep 20

Beth WrightAllen Zhang, president of Sateri

Leading viscose fibre producer Sateri has kept its foot firmly on the gas in recent months, with milestones that include starting production of lyocell fibres in China and launching a new commercial scale viscose fibre made from recycled textile waste – all in the midst of a global pandemic. President Allen Zhang shares how Covid-19 has affected the business and explains why the crisis has underlined the importance of a resilient and agile supply chain. 

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Garment workers still feeling pandemic impact

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 19 Oct 20

An analysis of trade data on apparel imports into the US and EU appears to show that buyers cancelled orders worth at least US$16.2bn between April and June this year. The shortfall leaves massive arrears, with severe short and long-term impacts for workers and suppliers.

China leads US apparel import declines in August

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 12 Oct 20

US apparel imports continued to climb in August as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season.

Walmart deal set to accelerate Asda strategy

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 20

US retail giant Walmart is to sell its UK supermarket chain Asda to the Issa brothers, founders and co-CEOs of EG Group, a global convenience and forecourts retailer, and private equity firm TDR Capital for GBP6.8bn (US$8.8bn). The deal is expected to accelerate Asda's strategy and build on the retailer's low-price heritage.

Hot Apparel Issues

Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

Building value in relationships amid a pandemic

The worldwide pandemic is forcing the industry to undergo a dramatic transformation that is playing out in real time. Key to surviving this is building strong brand/supplier relationships.

Textile waste becoming new apparel resource

Textile waste becoming new apparel resource

An increasing number of industry studies and initiatives have identified the importance of apparel and textile waste as a new resource for the sector.

Pandemic pushing apparel retailers to the brink

Pandemic pushing apparel retailers to the brink

The Covid-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on the finances of many apparel retailers over the last three months, pushing many into administration.

Brands bail on Boohoo as it launches supplier investigation

Brands bail on Boohoo as it launches supplier investigation

A number of major online fashion retailers, including Next and Asos, have dropped the Boohoo Group's brands over renewed claims of exploitation and unsafe conditions at one of its UK supplier factories.

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