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Clothing struggles as UK retail sales bounce back

While total UK retail sales in June appear to have bounced back to pre-pandemic levels, the clothing and footwear sector lags far behind, wi...

Consumers can see through sweeping green claims

Sustainability is growing in importance to fashion shoppers, but they are becoming increasingly aware of when a company is greenwashing and...

10-point checklist for a safe return to work

As many businesses globally are being given the green light by governments to reopen their doors following the coronavirus pandemic, the Int...

VF Corp aligns with post-pandemic wellbeing shift

Apparel powerhouse VF Corp believes it is well-positioned to emerge as a winner from the coronavirus crisis – with an increased consumer foc...

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Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include an insight into new patterns of world textiles and apparel trade, and claims that garment workers might have been underpaid by almost US$6bn during the Covid-19 pandemic. Elsewhere, investors are being urged to mitigate risks regarding potential links to China's Xinjiang region, and Cambodia's benefits under the EU's Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme have been partially withdrawn.

US Q2 in brief – Dillard’s, Iconix Brand Group, Foot Locker 14 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. Iconix Brand Group saw sales slump by more than a third, while Kontoor Brands has reported a net loss of US$33.3m amid a sales fall of 43%. Elsewhere, Wolverine Worldwide has posted second-quarter results that CEO Blake Krueger said were much stronger than expected.

Brendan Hoffman named Wolverine Worldwide president 12 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Former Vince Holding Corp boss Brendan Hoffman has been named president of footwear firm Wolverine Worldwide and is expected to transition over a period of time to become the future CEO of the company.

Zalando sales surge by 19.6% in H1 11 Aug 20

Beth Wright

German fashion e-tailer Zalando has revealed plans to double down on its platform transition in the second half of the year after sales grew by more than 19% in the first six months. 

Garment workers underpaid by up to US$5.8bn during pandemic 10 Aug 20

Hannah Abdulla

A new report has claimed garment and footwear factory workers globally could have been underpaid by as much as US$5.79bn for the months of March, April and May.

Top stories on just-style in July... 10 Aug 20

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style in July included an interview with Ranjan Mahtani, chairman and CEO at Epic Group, on why Covid-19 is the final straw for apparel industry players, and a look at how technology is key to the sector's emergence from the crisis. The list also includes a look at why manufacturers in India think coronavirus could be a force for good, and the latest bankruptcy filings from firms including Brooks Brothers and Ascena Retail Group.

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New fashion retail landscape emerging 10 Aug 20

Michelle Russell

The new fashion retail landscape emerging in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic is already leading to dramatic and permanent changes in the way brands and fashion retailers plan and work. There are some practical steps that surviving businesses should consider as online becomes the dominant way of doing business.

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.

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