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.