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Fast fashion faces shake-up in post-Covid-19 world

The Covid-19 pandemic will not just threaten business failure for many clothing brands and manufacturers, it may herald the end of the curre...

Covid-19 to cut global apparel market by $297bn

Covid-19 will wipe off US$297bn from the global apparel market in 2020 – a 15.2% decline on 2019 – according to a new forecast from GlobalDa...

Covid-19 inventory glut adds to industry grief

With spring/summer now a write-off for most fashion retailers, the resulting flood of excess inventory – and the subsequent discounting and...

Taking to the cloud to boost fashion innovation

Adopting PLM as a cloud service can provide a foundation for the further digitalisation of product design and development processes, enable...

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How The Laboratory is steering H&M Group's sustainable future  18 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Set up to test and scale the game-changing concepts that will help drive the fashion industry towards a more sustainable and circular future, H&M Group's The Laboratory innovation hub also aims to challenge the way of thinking within the company – as Laura Coppen, circular and sustainable business developer, explains.


How a converged single audit approach marks the next step in responsible sourcing 28 Jun 2019

Hannah Abdulla

An overhaul of the auditing process on factory safety and working conditions is long overdue – and a new initiative launched this month could offer the solution. The Social & Labour Convergence Programme's Converged Assessment Framework enables apparel brands and retailers to align collectively around one standard, reduce the amount of money spent on duplicated auditing, and instead free up resources to improve efficiency and factory working conditions. SLCP executive director Janet Mensink, and Peter Higgins, senior director of global responsible sourcing at VF Corp, tell just-style more.

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UK suffers record fall as April clothing sales plunge 50.2% 22 May 2020

Leonie Barrie

UK retail sales volumes fell by a record 18.1% in April – the first full month of lockdown – with the volume of clothing sales half that of the previous month.


Textile groups call for supplier respect amid pandemic 22 May 2020

Beth Wright

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) is urging brands and retailers to act responsibly during the Covid-19 pandemic and says cooperation and dialogue are vital during this time of crisis which has seen a raft of orders cancelled or postponed.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 May 2020

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a deep-dive into the Canadian apparel market and its sourcing patterns, and a look at how Covid-19 could lead to a reshuffle in the fashion industry's focus on sustainability. Retailer Marks & Spencer is to accelerate a number of changes within the business including the introduction of a faster 'near-sourcing' supply chain, and L Brands is to shutter around 250 Victoria's Secret across the US and Canada.


Clarks to cut 900 jobs under new strategy 21 May 2020

Michelle Russell

UK footwear firm Clarks has outlined a new strategy that will see the brand make 900 job cuts globally, and introduce digital enhancements as well as a focus on sustainability and product innovation.


Timeline – How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry – FREE TO READ 21 May 2020

just-style

Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak began in China at the end of 2019, its impact has been felt across the global apparel and textile sector. just-style's timeline shows how the pandemic is evolving – and will be updated as developments unfold.


Call for global fashion industry to "slow down" and reset 21 May 2020

Beth Wright

The British Fashion Council (BFC) and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have joined hands in a call to the global fashion industry to "slow down" and rethink the way in which it operates amid Covid-19.

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