Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the future of fashion supply chains amid the changing face of fashion retailing, and an analysis on how the impact of Covid-19 on US apparel supplier countries is starting to become evident. Elsewhere, Marks & Spencer is to axe 7,000 jobs, and a new report outlines why circular business models are key to building back better.

The future of fashion supply chains – Part I
The first in a two-part series on the future of fashion supply chains takes a look at the changing face of fashion retailing – and why digitising supply chains can unlock large efficiencies, improve transparency and reduce costs to help companies survive and thrive. By Roit Kathiala.

Latest US apparel trade data points to sourcing shake-up
Mid-way through 2020 and the impact of the global coronavirus on US apparel supplier countries – and their unit prices – is starting to become clear.

Marks & Spencer to cull 7,000 roles as Covid bites
UK clothing, home and food retailer Marks & Spencer is to make 7,000 job cuts across management and stores over the next three months as it looks to address the material shift in trade caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Circular business models can help fashion build back better
With sustainability concerns among consumers projected to heighten post-Covid, a new report has outlined two circular investment opportunities – including rental and resale – that can help pave the way for a more resilient and environmentally beneficial fashion industry of the future.

Sourcing shift hits China's export market share
US-China trade relations have accelerated a shift in global sourcing, with the East Asian country having lost global export market share as a result, exacerbated by digitalisation and the Covid-19 pandemic.