Top stories this week on Just Style include an interview with outgoing International Apparel Federation president Han Bekke on why the organisation’s mission is more important now than ever before, and a look at how clothes recycling options are a low-cost opportunity for retailers to boost their sustainability credentials. Elsewhere, Marks & Spencer is to close another 30 stores, while forced labour, sustainability and trade policies will be key aims of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementation.
“We’re in this together” – How the IAF rallied round in the crisis
The International Apparel Federation is reaching the end of an era, with one of its longest-serving champions stepping down later this year. Here, outgoing president Han Bekke explains why the IAF’s mission to unite stakeholders across the apparel supply chain is more important now than ever before.
Clothes recycling schemes boost retailers’ sustainability credentials
Clothes recycling options are a low-cost opportunity for retailers to boost their sustainability credentials, especially if put in place alongside other initiatives such as carbon reduction plans and rental schemes.
Marks & Spencer to close 30 stores amid GBP201m loss
UK clothing, homeware and food retailer Marks & Spencer is to close another 30 stores after recording a GBP201m (US$284.6m) loss and a sales decline of almost a third thanks to lockdowns.
Forced labour and sustainability key aims of USMCA implementation
Forced labour, sustainability and trade policies will all feature in the ongoing implementation of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), in addition to bolstering supply chains in the areas of clean and emerging technologies.
C&A to expand digital and sustainable production in Europe
Fashion retailer C&A is to expand digital and sustainable production in the heart of Europe with the help of a new innovation factory in Germany.