Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how US clothing brands are exploring ways to make their supply chains faster and more nimble as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and why supply chain funding is so important to the industry's recovery. Elsewhere, Adidas and Target Corp are among a number of US retailers to have closed stores in response to the civil unrest taking place across the country.

Reshoring possible as US firms look to shorter, faster supply chains post-pandemic
US clothing brands and suppliers are likely exploring ways to make their supply chains faster and more nimble as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – which could involve many looking to shift parts of their production to the US, Central America and Mexico, the CEO of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has said.

Suppliers must lead in reshaping post-virus payment practices
Apparel suppliers are being urged to take the lead in setting up a group to shape new payment and terms practices for the industry as it emerges from the coronavirus crisis.

Apparel supply chain financing is vital to aid recovery
When a crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic hits a supply chain as complex as that of clothing, financing problems can gum up commercial relationships – meaning governments, regional and international organisations all need to step in.

US retail stores close amid civil unrest across the country
Adidas and Target Corp are among a number of retailers in the US to have closed stores or postponed openings in response to the civil unrest taking place across the country over the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer.

Garment sector suffers biggest economic hit amid Covid-19
The garment industry has suffered the biggest economic hit during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report, with supply chain disruption the top challenge.