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.
Is the Covid crisis the catalyst for more sustainable supply chains? The apparel and footwear industry must respond to the coronavirus crisis by doubling-down on efforts to create more stable, sustainable and humane supply chains for the future, writes Doug Cahn.
From Field to Shelf – The apparel industry is about to change Pondering the future of the apparel industry, Robert Antoshak, managing director of Olah Inc, notes: We can take one path which points us toward a more promising future, or we can choose a second path that simply repeats the mistakes of the past.
H&M’s China recovery paints a bleak picture for retailers An analysis of H&M’s weekly sales in China shows that recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown has been slow, painting a cautionary picture for other retailers post-pandemic.
Ethiopia textile and clothing sector must get smarter Ethiopia’s clothing and textile sector needs to invest in creating a reliable quality domestic supply chain to grow and meet government targets for expanding export sales.
Sales at US clothing retailers free-fall in March US retail sales saw their biggest monthly drop on record during March – with clothing stores seeing the largest decline as consumers prioritised spending on essential goods such as groceries and health products during the Covid-19 pandemic.