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  • US apparel group praises move on stimulus efforts
    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. Read more »
  • SGS product recalls platform adds Australia & Canada data
    Verification, testing and certification company SGS has expanded its product recalls online platform with Australia and Canada now contributing official data alongside the European Union and the US. Read more »
  • British Fashion Council launches GBP1m Covid-19 crisis fund
    The British Fashion Council (BFC) is making GBP1m (US$1.2m) of emergency funds available to help support creative fashion businesses and individuals during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read more »
  • Covid-19 daily update 27 March 2020 - Governments and commentators - FREE TO READ
    A daily update of major developments in the evolving Covid-19 coronavirus crisis and its global implications - with emphasis on major national government developments, forecasts and commentaries. Read more »
  • FREE Covid-19 Executive Briefing report
    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.  Read more »
  • Full pay for South Africa clothing workers during virus lockdown
    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.  Read more »
  • Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages
    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.  Read more »
  • Retailers will be remembered for their coronavirus response
    Retailers that have made bold commitments to their staff, customers and the wider community during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak are most likely to be in favour with shoppers when normality returns - including fashion brands that are harnessing their production capacity to produce equipment to help fight the pandemic. Read more »
  • Lululemon Q4 profit jumps 36% as uncertainty looms
    Canadian activewear brand Lululemon Athletica has reported a 36.4% jump in fourth-quarter profit as sales grew 20% on last year. Read more »
  • Top stories this week on just-style...
    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. Read more »
  • Covid-19 daily update 26 March 2020 - Governments and commentators - FREE TO READ
    A daily update of major developments in the evolving Covid-19 coronavirus crisis and its global implications - with emphasis on major national government developments, forecasts and commentaries. Read more »
  • How Asia supplier countries are responding to coronavirus
    Garment workers in global supply chains are especially exposed to risks linked to the global Covid-19 crisis, but how are the governments in key production countries in Asia responding? Read more »
  • ASTM International grants public access to PPE standards
    Global standards organisation ASTM International is providing no-cost public access to a suite of 24 standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help combat the Covid-19 public health emergency. Read more »
  • SEAMS programme aligns PPE sourcing agents with supply chains
    SEAMS - the National Association for the US Sewn Products Industry - has launched a community programme to help tackle the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by aligning sourcing agents with PPE supply chains.  Read more »
  • Quiz footfall and online traffic stall on virus outbreak
    UK fashion brand Quiz has warned its full-year results are likely to be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak as it experiences a "substantial reduction to traffic in stores and online." Read more »
  • Oasis and Warehouse owner in potential sale talks
    The owner of the Oasis and Warehouse fashion group says it has received interest from a potential buyer that could result in a sale of the brands. Read more »
  • Apparel events postponed and cancelled by coronavirus - Update
    The organisers of the PI Apparel events are the latest to share a revised calendar as a result of the worldwide spread of Covid-19. See below for other exhibitions and conferences that have been forced to change their plans. Read more »
  • Global retail closures as coronavirus spreads - Update
    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.  Read more »
  • Timeline - How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry - FREE TO READ
    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. Read more »
  • US Q4 in brief - Oxford Industries, Shoe Carnival, G-III Apparel Group
    In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Oxford Industries has reported its twelfth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales, and G-III Apparel Group saw profit rise but revenue fall. Elsewhere, Guess CEO Carlos Alberini has hailed a "strong" performance, and Lands' End has reported increases in both earnings and revenue.  Read more »