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Clothing sales surge seen when UK lockdown ends 29 May 2020

While the majority of UK consumers plan to prioritise spending time with friends and family when lockdown restrictions are lifted, 16% aim to spend time shopping for non-food items – with over two-thirds looking forward to purchasing clothing items.

Fast fashion faces shake-up in post-Covid-19 world 14 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic will not just threaten business failure for many clothing brands and manufacturers, it may herald the end of the current high production, fast fashion model and result in fewer, smaller collections from more sustainable supply chains.

Covid-19 to cut global apparel market by US$297bn in 2020 13 May 2020

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 GlobalData.

Covid-19 inventory glut adds to garment industry grief 6 May 2020

With spring/summer now a write-off for most fashion retailers, the resulting flood of excess inventory – and the subsequent discounting and margin erosion – will likely lead to widespread administrations for companies in the UK, Europe and the US.

Taking to the cloud to boost fashion innovation 4 May 2020

Adopting PLM as a cloud service can provide a foundation for the further digitalisation of product design and development processes, enable greater innovation, drive more value from the business and support business growth, says Andrew Dalziel, senior director, Industry Strategy, Infor.

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Timeline – How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry – FREE TO READ 3 Jun 2020

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.

Hunter Boot secures GBP18.5m funding for future growth 2 Jun 2020

Global footwear and outdoor lifestyle brand Hunter Boot Ltd has secured GBP18.5m (US$23.2m) in funding to help it withstand the economic pressures of the Covid-19 crisis, and to support future growth.

Markdowns not part of the plan as Primark to reopen in UK 1 Jun 2020

Primark-owner Associated British Foods (ABF) says the value fashion retailer has begun placing "substantial" orders for autumn/winter stock and will seek to avoid markdowns on excess inventory as it prepares to reopen stores in England on 15 June.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill hits back at BGMEA blacklist threat 1 Jun 2020

Retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) has hit back at the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturing and Exporters Association (BGMEA) over its threats to blacklist the company over unpaid invoices, saying it has been unfairly targeted.

Ted Baker seeks GBP95m lifeline as troubles worsen 1 Jun 2020

Fashion retailer Ted Baker plans to raise GBP95m (US$117.7m) to reduce its debt and invest in new efforts to try to turn the business around after posting a near GBP80m annual loss.

Aldo UK placed into administration 1 Jun 2020

The UK arm of footwear retailer Aldo has been placed into administration as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and historic profitability challenges.

BAM clothing sets positive impact 2030 targets 1 Jun 2020

UK activewear clothing brand BAM has pledged to become impact positive across all areas of its operations, including its supply chain, by 2030.

Top stories on just-style in May... 1 Jun 2020

Top stories on just-style in May continued to be dominated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain. During the month we took a look at how the flood of excess inventory will likely lead to widespread administrations for companies in the UK, Europe and the US, and how the crisis could result in fewer, smaller collections from more sustainable supply chains. HanesBrands said PPE could become a permanent part of its portfolio, while Kohl's moved to tighten up its apparel offering, and Boohoo raised US$241.4m through a share placing designed to help it fund future acquisitions.

Adidas and Allbirds aim for lowest carbon footprint sports shoe 29 May 2020

Sustainable footwear brand Allbirds has joined forces with German sportswear giant Adidas to develop a sports performance shoe with what they say will be the lowest ever carbon footprint.

Monsoon Accessorize on brink of administration? 29 May 2020

UK-based fashion and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize is understood to be teetering on the brink of administration in a move that could potentially put some 3,500 jobs at risk.  

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UK fashion retailers get green light to open from 15 June 1 Jun 2020

Clothing stores in the UK will be allowed to reopen from 15 June in newly announced plans from the government.

Covid sparks calls for more responsible industry 26 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is seen as triggering a set-back for labour rights in apparel supply chains, with workers left vulnerable as brands and retailers cancelled orders. But it could also lead to re-thinking on the sustainability front, industry executives say.

Retail in spotlight as bankruptcies stack up 18 May 2020

The impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is starting to be felt more heavily across the retail sector with more bankruptcies emerging.