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Apparel sourcing update: UK clothing sales fall furthest in November; How will Covid-19 shape Asian garment production?; Zalando shares data from partner brands assessment;

If this newsletter doesn't display correctly - Please click here News & Insights | Companies | Sectors | Research | Advertise | Contact us Leonie Barrie, just-style editor December 18, 2020 Sponsored link Mercedes Benz sponsored Istanbul Fashion Week was digitally organized this year on 12-16 October   Learn more >>>   News UK clothing sales fall furthest in November How will Covid-19 shape Asian garment production? Zalando shares first sustainability data from partner brands assessment Pandemic hits orders in Haiti but potential in PPE spotted Bestseller pilots two circularity projects in Bangladesh Fashion Enter nets funding to secure Welsh factory Dutch AGT members increase sustainable raw material use US Q3 in brief - Vince Holding Corp, Lands' End, J.Jill Crystal Vietnam knits factory gains green building certification Asics latest to join the Fashion Pact True Tribe new garment line offers full traceability Top stories this week on just-style... Sales at US clothing retailers remain in the doldrums Worn Again scales up closed-loop recycling process More news   Sponsored link WHITEPAPER: 9 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL RFID PILOT There are many aspects to consider before embarking on your RFID journey. This whitepaper identifies the 9 key preparation steps fashion retailers should take to ensure a perfect Pilot deployment and enjoy a successful RFID rollout. It includes a simple step by step guide, critical success factors, business case analysis and lessons learnt from previous pilots. Download for free here >>>   Hot issue Covid highlights importance of supply chain relationships Trust is everything, especially in the fashion industry, and the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how important relationships are between a brand and a supplier, the owner of clothing manufacturer Denim Expert has said. Related stories Digitalisation moving from competitive advantage to necessity Equal partnerships key to accelerating sustainable change     Get connected        Latest insights How will Covid-19 shape Asian garment production? Brokering a Brexit deal is all UK fashion firms want this Christmas Mauritius clothing makers rethinking post-Covid strategies Australian retailers called out for poor purchasing practices Fashion brands still lag on responsible viscose sourcing From Field to Shelf - The outlook for the future is hazy and grey More insights   Reports in focus COVID-19 Impact on The TJX Companies, Inc. and its future prospects COVID-19 Impact on JD Sports and its future prospects COVID-19 Impact on ASOS Plc and its future prospects More research   The just-style blog Sourcing powerhouse China sees shipments surge 10 trends set to shape the fashion industry in 2021 How TAL Apparel is raising the bar on face masks

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  If this newsletter doesn't display correctly - Please click here The Weekly Newsletter NewsAnalysisAdvertiseJoin   November 23, 2020 SponsoredIHKIB is the leading industrial association of the Turkish Apparel Industry representing Turkish apparel exporters. With its more than 10,000 member companies, IHKIB is the voice of Turkish fashion in national and international platforms. IHKIB is the contact point for all stakeholders in every kind of issue surrounding the Turkish apparel industry. Learn more here >>> Editorial The US apparel industry faces many problems these days – not least of which is a potentially turbulent transition to the Biden Administration and the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. From Field to Shelf – Will a troubled presidential transition add to apparel industry woes? The Chinese government is set to ramp up its focus on domestic consumption and production in the country's next five-year plan, which is due to be released in March. China's next five-year plan emphasises domestic supply On the sustainability front, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has added to warnings that women, who make up the majority of the garment sector workforce, are being disproportionately affected by fallout from the coronavirus crisis. Post-crisis support must put women garment workers first While a new industry-wide initiative has launched to support female workers in the global apparel supply chain by creating a so-called ecosystem for change through collaboration between brands, non-profits, and consumers. Fashion's turnkey solution to empower women in supply chains Elsewhere, four major brands have found themselves caught in the crossfire after allegations of worker abuse surfaced at garment supplier factories in India. Brands caught in crossfire as India factory workers allege abuse And workers at a Thai factory supplying clothing to Tesco, Starbucks, Disney, and NBC Universal are still owed US$110,000 in compensation for alleged mistreatment they experienced when producing garments. Burmese garment workers owed US$110,000 in compensation Global companies are still falling short on human rights, according to a new report from the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). Global firms falling short on human rights commitments Swedish fast-fashion brand Monki has launched the first capsule clothing collection made using a breakthrough textile-to-textile recycling process.  A milestone in textile-to-textile polyester recycling at scale And the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) has unveiled a new initiative to upcycle textile waste and circular materials across the continent. Euratex unveils plan to scale textile waste handling While US start-up MycoWorks has secured US$45m in Series B funding which allows it to scale production of its "vegan leather", Reishi. Alternative leather maker to scale production on $45m funding In tech, Sourcemap has partnered with connected packaging platform Scantrust to bring secure, verified supply chain transparency to consumers via unique and secured QR codes, NFC, and RFID technology. Sourcemap, Scantrust team on "un-hackable" traceability tech And German clothing manufacturer Kaya&Kato has partnered with technology giant IBM to develop a blockchain network for the fashion industry, with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development (BMZ). IBM teams on blockchain network to track sustainable clothing On the trade front, fifteen countries including China, Japan, South Korea, and Australia have formed the world's largest trading bloc – a move that industry experts say matters significantly for textile and apparel. Why the new RCEP trade deal matters to apparel And in other news, UK footwear chain Clarks says its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) has been approved by the required majority of its unsecured creditors. Clarks CVA gets the green light The Peacocks and Jaeger fashion chains have fallen into administration in a move that endangers more than 4,700 jobs and puts about 500 shops at risk of closure. Peacocks and Jaeger fall into administration And Francesca's Holdings Corporation is to close about 140 of its predominantly mall-based stores and warned it will likely need to seek a restructuring under bankruptcy protection if it is unable to raise sufficient additional capital. 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Key to surviving this is building strong brand/supplier relationships. Insights   Why the new RCEP trade deal matters to apparel   A milestone in recycling blended textiles at scale Presidential turmoil adds to apparel industry woes Post-crisis support must put women workers first Sri Lanka clothing recovery hit by new Covid wave   More Insights → Reports in focus Bargain Hunters - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Consumer Behavior LVMH - Post Coronavirus (COVID-19) Company impact Womenswear in Hong Kong - Sector Overview, Brand Shares, Market Size and Forecast to 2024 (adjusted for COVID-19 impact)  

Ecotextile News Bulletin 02.09.2020

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 New Fashion Conveners coalition to drive industry forward GLOBAL – A new coalition headed up by leading organisations across the fashion and textile industries has been created in a bid to align agendas, drive improvements on the sustainability front and to reduce duplication of effort. Called the ‘Fashion Conveners’, it comprises the Apparel... Read More Timberland targets circularity, net positivity by 2030 STRATHAM – Fashion brand Timberland has outlined the bold new environmental target of becoming carbon negative by 2030. The US firm says a two-pronged approach will be adopted to achieve this,... Read More Progress on infinitely recyclable polymers COLORADO – Research on recyclable plastics is gaining further momentum with the publication of a new study which claims to have developed a ‘new’ generation of plastic that can be recycled over... Read More Criticisms mount against Boohoo inquiry LEICESTER - The Labour Behind the Label initiative has added its voice to criticism of Boohoo's QC-led inquiry into allegations of workers' rights abuses in its UK supply chain. It comes after... Read More USA joins MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact network FALLS CHURCH – The mission-statement of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact has been significantly strengthened with the launch of a new U.S. Plastics Pact in the States.  More... Read More Blumine - Sponsored Content C3.tools to simplify chemical compliance Click here to read more. US organisations call for WRO on Xinjiang cotton XINJIANG – A group of human and labour rights organisations in the United States have filed a formal petition with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), urging it to issue a regional withhold release order (WRO) on all cotton-made goods linked to the Xinjiang region of China, where mounting evidence... Read More Fashion emissions to 'double Paris limit by 2030' COPENHAGAN - The global fashion industry will emit carbon emissions equivalent to double the Paris Agreement limit by 2030 unless drastic action is taken, according to a new report. The study, entitled Fashion on Climate, from the Global Fashion Agenda and consultants McKinsey & Co, says... Read More Out now! Can fashion platforms police sustainability? Boohoo hurt by Leicester factory allegations Q&A with Kate Heiny, Zalando's director of CSR How it's unravelled: COVID and fashion supply chains Google tech to transform supply chain data  Bangladesh factory map boosts transparency  Phil Patterson asks: Will PPE be the new normal? Subscribe  Ecotextile News is the authority for news, comment and analysis on the world of sustainable textiles and clothing. Our web-site features daily headlines and breaking news from around the world written by industry experts and seasoned industry journalists. Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy © 2018 MCL News & Media and its licensors. All rights reserved. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of MCL News & Media. If you're not interested any more » unsubscribe

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