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January 31, 2020

Top stories this week on just-style…

Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by the coronavirus outbreak in China, with a look at the potential impact on global fashion retailers and their supply chains. Elsewhere, Morocco's textile and garment industry is redesigning its role in fashion production to better align with industry demands, and UK consumers are feeling misled by green and sustainable buzzwords in retail advertising.

By Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by the coronavirus outbreak in China, with a look at the potential impact on global fashion retailers and their supply chains. Elsewhere, Morocco’s textile and garment industry is redesigning its role in fashion production to better align with industry demands, and UK consumers are feeling misled by green and sustainable buzzwords in retail advertising.

Is coronavirus a threat to the clothing industry? Concerns are rising over the coronavirus outbreak in China – but what is its potential impact on global fashion retailers and their supply chains? 

Are commentators overreacting to coronavirus? The world economy in general, and the apparel industry in particular, depend on hugely complex, globalised, supply chains. Here Mike Flanagan, CEO of apparel industry consultancy Clothesource, considers some of the consequences of the new ‘Wuhan novel coronavirus’.

Cambodia labour issues continue to concern brands – Update After ongoing concerns over the deteriorating labour and human rights situation in Cambodia prompted a number of brands and retailers to again call on the government to set out steps to bring the country in line with international standards, garment manufacturers now say such a narrative puts workers at risk.

How Morocco is redefining its role in fashion production Morocco’s textile and garment industry is undergoing an intense process of redevelopment to better align with industry demands in areas from fast fashion to sustainable production. 

Consumers feeling “misled” by sustainable buzzwords UK consumers are feeling misled by green and sustainable buzzwords in retail advertising, a survey has found, with words like ‘organic’ and ‘eco-friendly’ most likely to discourage purchases.

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