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  • Guidelines for better buying amidst the coronavirus crisis April 3, 2020 12:27 pm
    Amidst the chaos of order cancellations and payment delays experienced by clothing manufacturers around the world due to the coronavirus crisis, the good news is that some brands and retailers are continuing to offer support to their suppliers.
  • Primark to pay wages at factories of cancelled orders April 3, 2020 5:10 pm
    UK value fashion retailer Primark has set up a fund to cover the wages component of orders that it cancelled in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • How Better Work is helping factories respond to Covid-19 April 3, 2020 2:13 pm
    The Better Work initiative is ramping up its response to the global Covid-19 pandemic by offering advice and assistance to governments, garment factories and workers in the countries where it operates - including Vietnam, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nicaragua and Jordan.
  • Timeline - How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry - FREE TO READ April 3, 2020 11:30 am
    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.
  • Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages - Update April 3, 2020 10:32 am
    Under Armour, Jockey International, and Tailored Brands are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise 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. 
  • Levi Strauss commits support to supply chain workers April 3, 2020 12:51 pm
    Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) is moving to help support workers in its apparel supply chains as part of a US$3m commitment to Covid-19 relief efforts.
  • Global retail closures as coronavirus spreads - Update April 3, 2020 10:54 am
    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. 
  • New theme for Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2020 April 3, 2020 2:27 pm
    The organisers of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit are planning to focus the rescheduled October event on the ways the worldwide pandemic is forcing fashion to undergo a dramatic transformation.
  • World Bank fast-tracks $1.9bn coronavirus funds April 3, 2020 1:50 pm
    The World Bank Group has fast-tracked $1.9bn in emergency funds to help 25 developing countries respond to the Covid-19 pandemic - including key garment producers Ethiopia, Kenya, Cambodia, Haiti, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Morocco.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... April 3, 2020 9:32 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why it's critically important that brands and retailers work as a team during the coronavirus pandemic, and how Covid-19 might affect apparel sourcing and trade. We also explore industry efforts to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), and H&M agrees to pay for cancelled orders.
  • New Avery Dennison Ecotach recycled apparel fasteners April 3, 2020 10:53 am
    Avery Dennison Fastener Solutions has developed a new line of sustainable apparel tag fasteners made with post-consumer waste from recycled plastic bottles and carpets.
  • Help for brands and suppliers on coping with corona crisis April 2, 2020 9:36 am
    A new resource has been launched to help garment brands and their supply chains navigate the Covid-19 crisis - with advice on its impact on factory workers and guidance on specific production countries.
  • Study to assess agricultural waste as fibre feedstock April 2, 2020 12:17 pm
    The recently launched Laudes Foundation, which was set up to advance the work of the C&A Foundation, is to investigate the availability and viability of using agricultural waste for the production of textile fibres at scale.
  • Five eco-friendly textile innovations awarded EUR1m April 2, 2020 12:01 pm
    A process that uses biotechnology to create lab-grown cotton has won the largest share of a EUR1m (US$1.09m) grant backed by the non-profit H&M Foundation.
  • AWEX decides against changes to mulesing definitions April 2, 2020 11:23 am
    Following months of deliberations, the Australian Wool Exchange has decided not to make any changes to the National Wool Declaration's (NWD) current definitions for non-mulesed and mulesed wool.
  • Eurofins Softlines & Leather expands testing capabilities in China April 2, 2020 10:19 am
    Testing firm Eurofins Softlines and Leather has expanded its capabilities in China, saying the move demonstrates its commitment to the market despite global uncertainty as a result of Covid-19.
  • Bangladesh could see US$6bn hit from order losses April 1, 2020 11:49 am
    Bangladesh could stand to lose around US$6bn in export revenues as brands and retailers continue to cancel orders from the apparel sourcing major.
  • International Apparel Federation urges supply chain solidarity April 1, 2020 12:32 pm
    The International Apparel Federation (IAF) is adding to calls for solidarity and collaboration by the apparel supply chain and its stakeholders - including governments and consumers - to reduce the damage to suppliers in the face of the coronavirus crisis. 
  • BCI establishes task force on forced labour and decent work April 1, 2020 10:58 am
    The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has established an expert task force to review selected elements of its Better Cotton Standard System in relation to forced labour and decent work. 
  • Top stories on just-style in March... April 1, 2020 12:15 pm
    Top stories on just-style in March were unsurprisingly dominated by the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain. We take a look at how retail and fashion companies and their supply chains might fare coming out of the crisis, and industry efforts to address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). The list also includes an interview with Stanley Szeto, executive chairman of fashion supply chain manager Lever Style, and a US$930.7m bid to privatise Li & Fung.