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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.