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Sunday, May 31, 2020
New Inventory Quarantine tool to help automate returns  (2020-05-29)
  As the apparel retail industry prepares to open its doors again, new technology has been released to aid retailers with inventory quarantine.
Monsoon Accessorize on brink of administration?  (2020-05-29)
  UK-based fashion and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize is understood to be teetering on the brink of administration in a move that could potentially put some 3,500 jobs at risk.  
Adidas and Allbirds aim for lowest carbon footprint sports shoe  (2020-05-29)
  Sustainable footwear brand Allbirds has joined forces with German sportswear giant Adidas to develop a sports performance shoe with what they say will be the lowest ever carbon footprint.
#NoNewClothes pledge to hit pause on purchases  (2020-05-29)
  Workers' rights organisation Remake is encouraging consumers to refrain from buying new clothes for the next three months in an attempt to drive systemic change across the fashion industry.
Zalando raises sustainability bar for partner brands  (2020-05-29)
  German fashion e-tailer Zalando is making sustainability a mandatory requirement for its private labels and partner brands - and after 2023 won't work with those that don't measure up.
Brands urged to make supply-chain relief payment  (2020-05-29)
  A one-off payment from fashion brands and retailers could be a way of mitigating the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis on supply chain workers.
New Inventory Quarantine tool to automate returns  (2020-05-29)
  As the apparel retail industry prepares to open its doors again, new technology has been released to aid retailers with inventory quarantine.
Duties collected on US textile imports jump 68% in Q2  (2020-05-29)
  The latest Textile Enforcement Statistics released by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show a 68% hike in duties collected on textile and apparel products imported into the US in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020.
Asics sets 2030 goal for 100% recycled polyester  (2020-05-28)
  Japanese sportswear giant Asics Corp has outlined sustainability targets for 2030 that include switching all of the polyesters in its products to recycled ones.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2020-05-28)
  Top stories this week on just-style include an update on which brands are refusing to make no commitment to pay in full for orders completed and in production, a look at the steps manufacturers must take to if they want to stay relevant as fashion gets faster, and a new initiative offering consumers the chance to purchase clothing from cancelled apparel orders from Bangladesh.
Survey finds 40% of fashion brands have not paid suppliers  (2020-05-28)
  A new survey of 35 fashion brands and retailers has found that despite mounting public pressure, 40% have made no public commitment to pay in full for completed orders.
Lacoste names Robert Aldrich CEO of North America  (2020-05-28)
  Lacoste has named Robert Aldrich as CEO of the North America region and Pedro Zannoni as chief of the Latin America region as the fashion firm looks to strengthen its brand penetrations across the geographies.
Sateri begins lyocell fibre production in China  (2020-05-28)
  Chinese viscose producer Sateri has entered the country's lyocell fibre market after commencing production in Rizhao, Shandong in a move that broadens the firm's portfolio and will bolster lyocell supply to the textile and non-woven markets.
Pandemic to impact FY21 results says Ralph Lauren  (2020-05-28)
  Ralph Lauren expects both its first quarter of fiscal 2021 and full-year results for the period to be "significantly" negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic amid a 15% drop in sales for the final quarter of 2020. 
Reopening will be no mean feat for UK retailers  (2020-05-28)
  While clothing stores in the UK will be allowed to reopen from the middle of next month, one analyst says shops will not "spring back to life" on 15 June and notes there will be a number of teething problems as retailers begin to reopen their doors.

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