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May 1, 2020

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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. 

By Beth Wright

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. 

5 ways to overhaul the apparel supply chain for the future The lessons learned from the current coronavirus pandemic must lead to a complete overhaul of the global fashion supply chain if the industry is to be sustainable into the future.

Labour rights unravel across Asia’s garment sector Labour rights are set to worsen in Asia’s garment sector as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the region – with knock-on implications for fashion companies trying to maintain supply chains from these locations.

‘Made in the USA’ textiles and apparel – Key production and export trends ‘Made in the USA’ textiles and apparel have attracted growing attention in recent years amid the escalating US-China trade war, the rising cost of imports, and consumers’ increasing demand for speed to market. But where are these mills based, what are their production and supply chain strategies, and the key export trends? Kendall Keough and Dr Sheng Lu from the University of Delaware take a look at the data.

Esquel shutters some factories as orders fall Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, one of the world’s largest woven shirt suppliers, is shuttering four factories in China, Malaysia and Mauritius as it struggles with falling orders during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Brands have “wrecked” Turkey garment making sector The president of Turkish Clothing Manufacturers’ Association TGSD (Türkiye Giyim Sanayicileri Dernegi) has complained about the treatment his members have experienced at the hands of international brands and retailers during the Covid-19 crisis. 

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