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Next bouncing back after feeling force of Covid-19

UK clothing and homewares retailer Next Plc has seen its sales stage a partial recovery in the second quarter after they were dealt a big bl...

Tackling GHG emissions in fashion supply chains

The fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global carbon emissions – making it imperative that fashion supply chains find mo...

Ascena files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Ascena Retail Group, owner of the Ann Taylor, Loft and Lane Bryant chains, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the late...

Asos pulls through pandemic with "robust" momentum

UK online fast fashion retailer Asos appears to be pulling through the coronavirus pandemic relatively unscathed as it booked higher sales i...

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RTW Retailwinds to offload online business for US$20m 5 Aug 20

Beth Wright

RTW Retailwinds Inc is to sell its e-commerce business and all related intellectual property to Sunrise Brands, LLC for a cash purchase price of US$20m.

1,000 jobs to go as Designer Brands reorganises 5 Aug 20

Hannah Abdulla

Designer Brands Inc, formerly known as DSW, has confirmed it is cutting 1,000 positions including 380 at its corporate offices.

Ralph Lauren Q1 sales down by almost two-thirds 5 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Ralph Lauren Corporation has seen sales tumble by almost two-thirds in the first quarter as the Covid-19 pandemic forced the majority of its stores to close for up to ten weeks in key markets.

Delta Apparel posts 40% drop in Q3 sales 5 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Activewear and lifestyle apparel maker Delta Apparel has reported a near-40% drop in net sales for the three months to the end of June but CEO Robert Humphreys says the business is likely to return to profitability in the fourth quarter.

US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, Weyco Group, Express 5 Aug 20


In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and widespread store closures can be clearly seen. Columbia Sportswear has reported a net loss of US$50.7m, while both HanesBrands and Crocs have booked profit increases, despite a fall in sales. Elsewhere, Steve Madden has recorded a 68.2% drop in revenue. 

Hugo Boss Q2 sales knocked by Covid store closures 4 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Temporary store closures as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic weighed on German luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss in the second quarter where group sales more than halved on last year.

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Tackling greenhouse gas emissions in fashion supply chains 3 Aug 20

Hannah Abdulla

The fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global carbon emissions – making it imperative that fashion supply chains find more environmentally friendly ways of operating. The journey starts with the first step of understanding and measuring the impacts.

Does the clothing supply chain need to push the reset button?  27 Jul 20

Hannah Abdulla

The global apparel and textile industry supply chain is in need of a complete reset if it is to survive beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, and this could mean changing to a demand-driven calendar, embracing 'stratification', and distributing margin differently.

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