Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the potential impact the military coup in Myanmar will have on the garment sector, and how shipping bottlenecks between Asia and the rest of the world continue to cause problems for industry supply chains. Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway outlines her plans for 2021 and explains why it's so crucial to bridge the fashion skills gap in the UK, and Asos acquires the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands out of administration.

Clothing sector likely major loser from Myanmar coup
This week's military coup in Myanmar puts foreign investment at risk, poses the threat of trade sanctions, and may prompt some clothing companies to sever their sourcing ties with the country.

Logistics bottlenecks pose major problems for clothing supply chains
Severe and unprecedented bottlenecks in the availability of shipping containers between Asia and the rest of the world are continuing to frustrate apparel retailers in Europe and the US with logistics delays and soaring costs. 

Fashion-Enter on a mission to boost made in Britain
Skills training provider and manufacturer Fashion-Enter is gearing up for a busy year, with plans to lead a new fashion academy in Leicester, open a similar site in Wales, and explore the potential of a Foundation to help young people with mental health issues – all while continuing to navigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. Speaking exclusively to just-style, director Jenny Holloway outlines her plans for 2021 and explains why it's so crucial to bridge the fashion skills gap in the UK.

Hirdaramani Group develops smart face mask
Sri Lankan garment manufacturer Hirdaramani Group has partnered on what it claims is the world's first sustainably designed smart face mask to use respiration sensor technology.

Asos snaps up Topshop and Miss Selfridge in GBP330m deal
UK online fast-fashion retailer Asos has acquired the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands out of administration from retail giant Arcadia Group in a GBP330m (US$452.2m) deal that includes existing inventory and forward orders.