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Central America makers shut as virus dents demand

Mexican and Central American garment factories are shutting down as regional governments respond to the coronavirus outbreak and US demand s...

Covid-19 boosts demand for virtual sourcing shows

The coronavirus pandemic is encouraging textile trade shows to consider virtual and other digital alternatives as it forces the cancellation...

Coronavirus – How will fashion companies emerge?

How retail and fashion companies and their supply chains might fare coming out of the coronavirus crisis – and possible longer-term impacts...

Supply chains lack talent for digital skills gap

While the adoption of digital technologies continues to be on the rise, firms are struggling to hire skilled workers to run them and extract...

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The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda 17 Jan 2020

Michelle Russell

Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is ramping up its Planet Agenda sustainability platform, developing more solutions for the circular economy and taking a broader look at the issues from design to consumer – as sustainability director Jean Hegedus explains.


Go Global's new M&A model puts garment makers at the heart of the deal 6 Nov 2019

Leonie Barrie

Go Global Retail is a brand investment platform with a difference. Led by industry veteran and sourcing expert Jeff Streader, it aims to blow up the traditional transactional supply chain with a vision to build brands in partnership with garment makers as strategic investors – as he exclusively tells just-style.

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Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages 27 Mar 2020

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Retailers H&M, Canada Goose, Nike Inc and luxury firms including Kering are among those mobilising their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks and hospital gowns amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 


Global retail closures as coronavirus spreads – Update 27 Mar 2020

Beth Wright

A raft of apparel and footwear brands and retailers including Next Plc, Primark, H&M, Nike and Gap Inc, are temporarily closing stores and suspending online operations as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 


Lululemon Q4 profit jumps 36% as uncertainty looms 27 Mar 2020

Beth Wright

Canadian activewear brand Lululemon Athletica has reported a 36.4% jump in fourth-quarter profit as sales grew 20% on last year.


US apparel group praises move on stimulus efforts 27 Mar 2020

Leonie Barrie

An unprecedented $2.2 trillion US economic rescue package has been welcomed by groups representing apparel and footwear brands and importers – who are also urging for further action in the form of tariff relief.


US Q4 in brief – Oxford Industries, Shoe Carnival, G-III Apparel Group 27 Mar 2020

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In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Oxford Industries has reported its twelfth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales, and G-III Apparel Group saw profit rise but revenue fall. Elsewhere, Guess CEO Carlos Alberini has hailed a "strong" performance, and Lands' End has reported increases in both earnings and revenue. 


SGS product recalls platform adds Australia & Canada data 27 Mar 2020

Beth Wright

Verification, testing and certification company SGS has expanded its product recalls online platform with Australia and Canada now contributing official data alongside the European Union and the US.

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