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Bangladesh factories operate despite lockdown

Bangladesh has ordered thousands of clothing factories to continue production throughout a 10-day countrywide lockdown in force since Thursd...

India lockdown of little impact as orders dumped

The three-week lockdown ordered by the Indian government from Wednesday (25 March) to contain the spread of the coronavirus will have a limi...

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...

Stretchline elastics meet demand for medical masks

Best-known as one of the world's leading suppliers of narrow fabrics and elastics for end-uses including lingerie, intimate apparel, sports...

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Lever Style realigns as the "go-to supplier" for digital brands 2 Mar 2020

Leonie Barrie

Fuelled by new investment from its recent listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, fashion supply chain manager Lever Style is realigning its business model to be the product engine for rising e-commerce brands – as executive chairman Stanley Szeto explains.


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.

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Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages 27 Mar 20

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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. 


Timeline – How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry – FREE TO READ 27 Mar 20

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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.


Full pay for South Africa clothing workers during virus lockdown 27 Mar 20

Leonie Barrie

80,000 clothing and textile workers in South Africa are set to receive full pay for the next six weeks as part of a landmark package agreed as the country goes into lockdown to try to limit the spread of coronavirus. 


FREE Covid-19 Executive Briefing report 27 Mar 20

Leonie Barrie

The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is incredibly fast-moving, uncertain and complex – with potentially profound and long-term impacts on a global, cross-industry scale. A new, free COVID-19 Executive Briefing report can help you navigate the challenges. 


US apparel group praises move on stimulus efforts 27 Mar 20

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.


Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Mar 20

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style were all centered around the Covid-19 virus pandemic with a look at how the crisis is encouraging textile trade shows to consider virtual and other digital alternatives, and why Bangladesh's apparel industry is in gridlock. Meanwhile, retailer Primark has cancelled all orders with its suppliers and closed all of its stores, and Next Plc has warned it could lose up to GBP1bn (US$1.15bn) in sales as the coronavirus impacts demand.

Latest blogs

Pandemic continues to wreak havok on industry 23 Mar 20

Michelle Russell

The ongoing impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain continued to dominate content on just-style over the past week.


Coronavirus continues to disrupt retail and supply chains 18 Mar 20

Leonie Barrie

It’s resilience – not re-shoring – that clothing buyers should be seeking from their supply chains in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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