Major fashion brands are getting behind an initiative in Bangladesh that aims to use more recycled materials in clothing production and significantly cut planet-heating emissions from manufacturing by 2030.
As suppliers in Asia continue to face great difficulties, Dutch brand C&A claims to have ensured 100% compensation for orders that were previously pending due to the Covid-19 crisis and that it has placed new orders.
The optimism surrounding the sale of British menswear brand TM Lewin back in May seems to have been tempered by the new owner telling landlords that most shops could be shut if they don't offer attractive rent deals.
European cross-border e-commerce continues to grow, with fashion a leading category and pure players grabbing the lion share of the business, while Amazon accounted for 80% of the sales generated by non-European sellers.
TM Lewin has been bought by SCP Private Equity, which wants to build a portfolio of British brands that will sell well globally. Asda's ex boss, who's currently chairman of C&A, is on board, as is an ex-Harrods MD.
The livelihoods of millions of Asian garment workers are in jeopardy after cancellations by top fashion brands, with unions, researchers and campaigners warning coronavirus could lead to a rollback of labour rights.
A group of employers' organisations, unions and major brands in the garment industry are working with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to support manufacturers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.