Corona News

Latest updates and news on the COVID19 effects on global fashion and denim industry.

24th April 2020

Fashion designer Stella McCartney ‘furloughs hundreds of staff’ during coronavirus crisis as they hit out at her ‘lack of loyalty’

Stella, 48, who is the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney and runs her eponymous fashion house, is believed to have furloughed ‘more than half’ of her 1400 employees, while others have been forced to take pay cuts.Read More

23rd April 2020

Gap stops paying rents, warns it might not have enough cash for operations

Gap warned on Thursday it may not have enough cash flow to sufficiently fund its operations as stores remain shut because of the coronavirus pandemic.Read More

21st April 2020

Primark agrees to pay for £370 million worth of orders from suppliers

RETAIL GIANT PRIMARK has agreed to pay suppliers £370 million for orders up to 17 April, having previously said it would only commit to orders which were in transit or shipped by 18 March. Read More

Bestseller Foundation Donates To Doctors Without Borders’ Efforts Towards COVID-19

The money gives the organization the possibility to respond quickly and take new operational actions to contain the spread of COVID-19. Both in connection to prevention and treatment of patients. Read More

KG Fabriks fight against Covid-19 continues with Trendy Stylish Printed Denim Masks.

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20th April 2020

Jean’s not the first choice to wear at home

Those of us in quarantine have adopted a new dress code. We’ve replaced pantsuits with sweatpants. Loungewear sales are on the rise as more people eschew clothing with…structure. Read More

Global brands must not abandon Bangladesh’s factory workers in the coronavirus crisis

Bangladesh’s ready-made garment manufacturers are struggling to survive. Seven years after the Rana Plaza collapse, garment business owners wonder whether their new, gleaming factories will ever start their machines again. Read More

The coronavirus pandemic will likely leave a lasting legacy on retail: Fewer department stores

For J.C. Penney, the bankruptcy clock is ticking after it skipped a mid-April interest payment. Its turnaround plans have been sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the closure of all of its stores .Read More

19th April 2020

Coronavirus: Asda cancels orders with suppliers

The supermarket chain has also told suppliers that it would only pay for part of such cancelled orders.A spokesperson for the supermarket said that Covid-19 had “had a significant impact” on the fashion industry. Read More

18th April 2020

Coronavirus: Oasis and Warehouse fall into administration

Some 1,800 staff across the shops, concessions and head office will be furloughed and receive 80% of pay.The brands will continue to be sold online “short-term” while the administrators try to sell the brand. Read More

Coronavirus: New Look delays supplier payments ‘indefinitely’

The retailer is also cancelling orders for its Spring and Summer clothing lines and won’t pay costs towards them.New Look told the BBC it did not take the decision lightly. “This is a matter of survival,” it told suppliers. Read More

Debenhams strikes deals to rescue most stores

It has agreed terms on 120 branches and is in “advanced” talks on the remainder of its estate, it added.But seven stores will not reopen when the government lifts coronavirus restrictions on non-essential shops. Read More

Green’s retail empire could close over 100 stores

The fashion group owns brands such as Topshop and Dorothy Perkins and has 550 stores across the UK, but all are shut due to coronavirus restrictions.Arcadia was struggling before the pandemic. Read More

17th April 2020

JCPenney misses debt payment among reports of bankruptcy preparations

The situation at troubled retailer JCPenney got more serious as the company missed a $12 million debt payment due Wednesday.The company said that it has a 30-day grace period to make the payment. Read More

Universal basic income is the answer to the inequalities exposed by COVID-19

In the COVID-19 outbreak frenzy, several countries are considering massive fiscal stimulus packages and printing money, to blunt the concurrent crises underway: the pandemic and the unraveling economic depression. Read More

16th April 2020

India’s Tiruppur garments hub making masks, PPE

Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur garments hub is busy producing masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) to help India fight COVID-19. Read More

Tens of thousands of Chinese PPE kits fail India safety test

India continues to see a shortfall in the availability of personal protection equipment (PPE) for healthcare even as the government significantly ramps up domestic production and some kits from China failed quality tests. Read More

15th April 2020

Denim retailer True Religion files for bankruptcy protection amid virus crisis

In a court filing, the embattled denim retailer said it would have preferred to wait out the current period of lockdowns and instability in financial markets but “simply could not afford to do so. Read More

14th April 2020

Vietnam’s Garment 10 produces face masks for exports

Vietnam’s Garment 10 Corporation has been producing medical face masks and cloth masks with ten production lines being installed for the purpose, according to its director Than Duc Viet, who recently said the medical face mask M10 Pro would be launched on April 15.Read More

Covid -19 impact: 1 crore job cuts likely in textile industry without govt support, says CMAI

There could be as many as one crore job cuts in the textiles sector, which has been severely hit by the ongoing lockdown, if there is no support and revival package from the government, according to apparel industry body Clothing Manufacturers Association of India. Read More

13th April 2020

Pidilite pledges ₹25 crore towards Covid-19 relief funds

Pidilite Industries Ltd, a manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, has pledged ₹25 crore towards Covid-19 relief funds. This contribution will be made to the Central and other emergency relief State funds. Read More

9 industry bodies urge partners to honour contract terms

Industry bodies in six countries have urged global brands, retailers and traders to consider the potential impact on workers and small businesses while taking purchase decisions. Read More

Trident utilises production abilities to produce PPE

In line with its vision of adding value to lives, India-based textile giant Trident Group is utilising its manufacturing abilities to produce personal protection equipment (PPE) including disinfectant masks, medical suits and hygiene kits to support various organisations in their fight against the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Read More

Outlook: EU and US apparel consumption could fall by 300 billion US dollars in 2020

Most European countries and the United States have been in lockdown since mid-March due to the Covid 19 pandemic, and brick and mortar stores have been closed accordingly. Read More

12th April 2020

COVID-19 Impact: Japan And US Companies Are Shifting Their Production Out Of China

The COVID-19 coronavirus that started in a small market in Wuhan has drastically affected our world today. It has affected and continuous to impact our way of life in ways we can’t even imagine, beyond our current lockdown existence. Read More

1th April 2020

Trident adding antimicrobial treatment to all towels it manufacturers

Major home textiles mill Trident India will now make antimicrobial treatment standard in every towel it produces.With consumers expressing heightened concern about their home environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said the decision felt right. Read More

Covid 19 depleting apparel industry Can cause Losses worth USD2 billion in India’s apparel industry

The news about impact of Covid 19 just seems to not stop. The latest figures being shared by Aepc and several other members of export community gives a horrific tale of garment sector. Read More

Garment firms begin to make masks, gloves, other PPEs

Gautam Nair, managing director at Matrix Clothing, one of the country’s largest garment exporters, told FE that two of his factories in Gurgaon are manufacturing body suits. Read More

10th April 2020

INVISTA Helping Front – line Healthcare Workers Suit Up

Our Kingston, Ontario, facility normally produces nylon 6,6 polymers that are made into car airbags. But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the nylon is now also being used to make medical isolation gowns for healthcare professionals. Read More

Clothing makers in Asia give stark coronavirus warning

This is the stark assessment of how the pandemic is impacting the clothing industry from garment factory owner, Vijay Mahtaney, the chairman of Ambattur Fashion India.Read More

Fashion brands offer ‘protective’ clothing

Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic fashion brands and fashion shops are turning to sell protective suits and other anti-pandemic products, though it’s unclear what protection they offer if any.Read More

Big brands unmask a hot new sales category

Necessity is the mother of business strategy – in less than a week, some of the biggest names in retail, fashion and lifestyle have started selling face masks. New mask sellers include Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, BigBasket, Reliance Retail and Grofers. Read More

9th April 2020

Myntra partners with Wildcraft to offer personal protective face masks on its platform

Myntra announced that it has partnered with Wildcraft, India’s leading head-to-toe outfitter and fastest growing outdoor gear, clothing and footwear brand, to offer high quality personal protective masks on its platform. As part of its commitment to serve customers during this unprecedented time and enable them to stay safe, the company will provide access to protective equipment during the nationwide lockdown owing to COVID-19. Read More

Nike is transforming one of its most popular sneakers into face shields for healthcare workers

Nike is pivoting its resources to help support healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Nike CEO John Donahoe announced in a conference call on March 24 that the athletic brand was prototyping face shields to help healthcare professionals.On Tuesday, Nike released an image of its newly created full-face shield, which was created using elements of the brand’s signature shoes, the Nike Air.Read More

The North Face, Vans & More Donate $1.5 Million USD for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The VF Foundation, the private grantmaking organization of one of the world’s largest apparel and footwear companies VF Corporation, has announced a $1.5 million USD donation to support local communities around the world as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The foundation and VF’s portfolio of brands, which includes The North Face, Vans, Dickies and more, are launching a two-for-one community match campaign, which will include an additional $500,000 USD.Read More

Levi Strauss & Co. Pledges $3 Million Donation During Pandemic

“We want to make sure we’re addressing some of the midterm and long-term impacts that could go unaddressed by supporting our existing community partners,” shared chief marketing officer Jennifer Sey.Read More

World needs to use or lose Bangladesh apparel industry

It has taken more than four decades of incredibly hard work to build up the Bangladeshi RMG industry. In fact, the first export-oriented RMG industry of Bangladesh began when Daewoo of South Korea established a joint venture in 1977, almost 43 years ago. Read More

Clariant starts monthly production of 2 million litres of disinfectant in GENDORF to support vital institutions during COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Muttenz, April 8, 2020 – Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced it has started monthly production of 2 million liters of disinfectant at its facilities in Gendorf, Germany. This disinfectant is then directly or via repacking partners provided to regional hospitals and other vital institutions in Bavaria, who are currently facing limited availability of this critical product during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More

Fast fashion speeding toward environmental disaster, report warns

The fashion industry needs to fundamentally change in order to mitigate the environmental impact of fast fashion, experts have said.Read More

Elevate Textiles brands A&E and Burlington participate in the Gerber PPE Task Force

Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions is pleased to participate in the recently launched Gerber PPE Task Force. This industry-wide effort combines resources and expertise to support manufacturing operations and brands as they increase their production or transition their operations to produce personal protective equipment in the fight against COVID-19.Read More

H&M Borrows 980 Million Euros to Boost Liquidity Buffer Amid Pandemic

H&M , the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Wednesday it had signed a 980 million euro ($1.1 billion) revolving credit facility to strengthen its liquidity buffer in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read More

8th April 2020

CONWEP to produce 10,000 PPE sets per day in Philippines

Garments and textile exporters in the Philippines have joined hands to manufacture 10,000 protective personal equipment (PPE) sets per day after the Holy Week, according to cabinet secretary Karlo Nograles, who recently said the mass production of medical-grade PPE has been initiated by the Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines (CONWEP).Read More

7th April 2020

Gap Inc. Cancels Summer and Fall Orders As Covid-19 Bites

The US retailing giant asked suppliers to stop shipping orders and halt production for the fall season, taking drastic measures to mitigate fallout from a widespread retail lockdown. Read More

Retailers tell suppliers they won’t cancel orders. The reality is more complicated

Shelter-in-place orders to stop the spread of Covid-19 across the world have caused a ripple effect in retail’s supply chain. With stores closed and unemployment rising, sales have stalled, prompting retailers to cancel orders with suppliers, leaving factories in countries like Bangladesh on the hook for millions of dollars worth of product. Read More

Lockdown pay deal for South African garment workers

South Africa’s 80,000 garment and textile sector workers have been guaranteed full pay for six weeks, during and after the Covid-19 lock down, in what has been described as a “groundbreaking agreement”. Read More

Jeanologia Converts Ozone Technology for Sanitization During COVID-19 Pandemic

With more than 13,000 deaths in Spain related to COVID-19, the Spanish government is looking outside the box for life-saving technology and support. Last week, Valencia-based finishing technology company Jeanologia became one of those helping hands. Read More

Primark criticised over supplier wages offer

Fast fashion giant Primark has been criticised over its offer to pay the wages of the garment workers set to lose out over the multi-million dollar orders it has cancelled in Bangladesh over the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Ralph Lauren to forego entire salary for fiscal year 2021

American luxury designer brand Ralph Lauren is to give furloughs, pay cuts and foundation donations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its employees while it navigates the impacts of Covid-19. Read More

What Brands Need to Know About Antimicrobial Fabrics and Textiles

There have been wide-spread reports of shortages of personal protective equipment such as face masks in U.S. hospitals and health-care facilities as the coronavirus pandemic has worsened. Read More

6th April 2020

Cath Kidston is to appoint administrators bit

Cath Kidston has filed notice that it will appoint administrators amid the coronavirus outbreak, putting around 950 jobs at risk . Read More

The Monday Briefing: Arcadia and Debenhams

Debenhams has failed to make pension payments  as it prepares to file a notice of intention to appoint administrators.Read More

Consumer confidence ‘falls off a cliff’

Consumer confidence has fallen off a cliff, with its biggest drop since records began in 1974. A survey by consultancy GfK found consumer confidence was down by 24 points between the first two and last two weeks of March, falling to -34. Read More

Levi Strauss commits support to supply chain workers

Denim giant Levi Strauss is moving to help support workers in its apparel supply chains as part of a US$3m commitment to Covid-19relief efforts. Read more

GMAC urges buyers to fulfil purchase contracts

The Garment Manufacturers Associations in Cambodia (GMAC) has appealed to all buyers that source their goods from its members to work with the association to overcome the COVID-19 crisis. It wrote an open letter to all buyers asking them to fulfil purchase contracts by accepting delivery and paying for goods already produced and currently in production. Read More

BGMEA guarantees jobs, wages of workers | RMG Bangladesh

BGMEA President Rubana Huq has assured workers they will not lose their jobs for staying home during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. If a worker is absent from work, he or she will not lose their jobs in consideration of the situation. Read More

5th April 2020

Landlords in Peril as Chains Like H&M Refuse to Pay Rent

Government-imposed lockdowns have shut stores across the region, leading retailers such as Hennes & Mauritz AB to stop paying the rent. The threat of a ripple effect across the continent’s real estate and banking sectors is looming. Read More

D-Mart promoter Radhakishan Damani donates Rs 155 crore to PM Cares Fund

Avenue Supermarts, which owns retail brand D-Mart, on Saturday said its promoter Radhakishan Damani has donated Rs 155 crore to the government to fight against Covid-19. Read More

4th April 2020

Haiti making masks to fight COVID-19 pandemic

To keep its textile industry afloat amid the economic shutdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Haiti has authorised the reopening of seven factories that will manufacture protective medical gear. Haiti is seeking a percentage of the garments for the country’s use from three such factories that already make washable hospital scrubs for the US market. Read More

1 Million Bangladeshi Garment Workers Lose Jobs Amid COVID-19 Economic Fallout

At least one-quarter of garment workers in Bangladesh — the world’s second-largest clothing manufacturer, after China — have been fired or furloughed because of declining global orders amid the coronavirus crisis, according to the Penn State Center for Global Workers’ Rights. Read More

Apparel exporters seek relief package, say millions could go jobless

As factories shut down, workers leave and global demand plummets, apparel exporters have sounded the alarm, warning that millions of people could go jobless soon if a relief package isn’t announced soon. Read More

Differences in ethical buying behaviour apparent: IAF-ITMF

Important differences in the ethical buying behaviour are becoming very apparent in the way brands and retailers are either simply dropping their suppliers or trying to confront this crisis in a more collaborative manner, according to a joint report by the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the International Textiles Manufacturers Federation (ITMF). Read More

Clothing Brands Are Now Producing Masks. But Does It Work?

In response to a nationwide deficiency in medical equipment, apparel companies like Brooks Brothers, New Balance and Outdoor Research are refitting their clothing factories to produce surgical masks and gowns . Read More

The U.S. Is Short on Workers Who Can Sew

Venerable apparel retailer Brooks Brothers says it is “in the process of converting its New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts factories from manufacturing ties, shirts and suits to now making masks and gowns.” Michigan-based workwear maker Carhartt is shifting over to mask and gown production, too. In Houston, Gourmet Table Skirts & Linens, which normally sells to hotels and cruise ships. Read More

Textile mills ‘also need help’, say owners

Textile mill owners in Bangladesh are appealing for financial support from the government to help them survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More

3rd April 2020

Welspun swings into action to combat COVID-19

With India on a COVID-19 lockdown, Welspun is moving on a number of fronts to help its communities and its workers.The multi-category home textiles manufacturer’s response to the pandemic ranges from new production priorities to donations of critical supplies to wellness initiatives across the company. Read More

Primark and Matalan among retailers allegedly cancelling £2.4bn orders in ‘catastrophic’ move for Bangladesh

More than a million Bangaldeshi garment workers have been sent home without pay or have lost their jobs after western clothing brands cancelled or suspended £2.4bn of existing orders in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, according to data from the Bangladeshi and Garment Exporters Association (BGMEA). Read More

Apparel industry could lose Rs 1 trn due to lockdown, say manufacturers

The country’s apparel industry could take a hit of around Rs 1 trillion due to the lockdown and the slowdown in the economy later, says the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI).It has requested the government to consider both wage subsidies and working capital support. Around a fifth of its 1,500 members have indicated in a survey by the Association that they might have to close down, for lack of resources. Read More

Apparel makers face further hardships as buyers demand discount

While apparel manufacturers in Bangladesh are in despair because many brands and retailers have already cancelled production orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, some buyers are asking for discounts on previously placed orders. Read More

14 apparel brands stand by Bangladesh

Apparel exporters can now breathe easy as 14 global fashion brands have assured them of taking delivery of products – worth over $1 billion – they ordered earlier.But the buyers did not mention any specific time when they will take the goods as the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the whole supply chain. Read More

Italian shoe designer, Sergio Rossi, dies aged 84

The Italian footwear designer Sergio Rossi has died at the age of 84. Having been admitted to hospital a few days ago in Cesena, a city in Emilia-Romagna, one of the regions hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, it is being reported that he may have died from the disease. Read More

2nd April 2020

Coronavirus fallout: Bangladesh stares at $6 billion loss as world retailers cancel garment orders

Bangladesh, the second-largest apparel producer after China, is set to lose roughly $6 billion in export revenue this financial year amid cancellations from some of the world’s largest brands and retailers, two major industry bodies said on Tuesday. Read More

Covid-19 could cause 50 percent drop in European textile and clothing sales

European textile and clothing manufacturing could suffer a 50 percent drop in sales and production due to the Covid-19 pandemic as they struggle with the financial and logistical implications of the crisis, new data suggests. Read More

Covid-19 tatters apparel industry, revenue to fall 10-15% next fiscal

The rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic across countries is expected to pull down apparel companies’ revenue by 10-15 per cent next fiscal, on top of a mute growth this fiscal due to lacklustre demand in both the domestic and export markets. Read More

Covid-19: Apparel exporters seeks stimulus package covering wages, credit

Apparel exporters have urged the Prime Minister to roll out a specific financial stimulus package at the earliest to help the industry and its workers survive the impact of Covid-19 on export orders, shipments, payments and liquidity. Read More

Garment industry hit hard by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic that first emerged in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, China, has severely affected local industries and livelihoods across the world. Some of the worst hit sectors include tourism and aviation as an estimated three billion people worldwide are under virus lockdowns. Other than that, to contain the deadly disease, travel curbs have also been implemented in numerous countries. Read More

1st April 2020 

Traffic to US retail stores has almost entirely vanished due to Covid-19

In a research note sent to clients today, investment firm Cowen and Company estimated total foot traffic to US retailers was down 97.6% for the week through March 27 compared to the same time last year. It has come to a “near complete halt,” Cowen said, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Read More

Brands Abandon Asia Workers in Pandemic

Apparel brands’ business practices in response to COVID-19 are exacerbating the economic plight of millions of garment workers in Asia, Human Rights Watch said today. Scores of clothing brands and retailers have canceled orders without assuming financial responsibility even when workers had finished making their products. Read More

Garment workers face destitution as Covid-19 closes factories

The fashion industry is facing calls to step in and protect the wages of the 40 million garment workers in their supply chains around the world who face destitution as factories close and orders dry up in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic. Read More

Christopher & Banks Corporation Provides Second Business Update on COVID-19

Christopher & Banks Corporation (OTC: CBKC), a specialty women’s apparel retailer, today announced a second business update related to COVID-19. Read More

Trump Set to Announce 90-Day Tariff Deferral for Certain Apparel Items

President Trump is reportedly prepared to announce a 90-day deferral on tariffs for certain imports, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing sources close to the matter. An official announcement, which is expected to be made in the form of an executive order, could come as soon as this week. Some apparel is expected to benefit from the tariff break. Read More

Deferment of discretionary spending amid COVID-19 outbreak is credit negative for Indian retail industry – ICRA

The coronavirus outbreak is credit negative for India’s retail industry in the short-term amid shutdown of malls as well as closure of non-essential stores across most states in the country, said rating agency ICRA on Monday. Read More

31st March 2020

Welspun to use textile capacity to make disinfectant wipes, masks

Amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country, the Welspun Group is switching capacities at its textiles plant of Welspun India Ltd in Anjar, Gujarat to manufacture disinfectant wipes and masks to meet the demand-supply gap for personal protection. Read More

COVID-19 starts hitting textile industry

The textile industry is highly perturbed over adverse impacts of COVID-19 outbreak as foreign buyers have started cancelling and deferring export orders. Read More

How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Donating to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

Indie and established names are making donations or raising funds for various organizations that are fighting the impact of COVID-19 on local and national communities. Read More

Fall fashion braces for the effects of COVID-19

About 40% of the clothes Americans wear come from China. And because of dislocations caused by the virus, retailers are looking elsewhere to fill the supply chain gap. Read More

Which Retailers Have Been Hit Hardest by the Covid-19 Crash?

Without a reliable revenue stream, retailers with ample cash on hand are better positioned to weather the storm, analysts say. But some categories are faring better than others, like sportswear and heritage luxury. Read More

Fashion houses find creative ways to help in fight against Covid-19

Many fashion companies have responded by funnelling much-needed funds towards the global fight against Covid-19. In the heavily affected regions of northern Italy, the heart of the country’s fashion and textile manufacturing industries, brands such as Prada, Gucci and Giorgio Armani have donated millions of euros to support the creation of respirators and hospital wings. Read More

Gap, Kohl’s, Macy’s to furlough workers due to coronavirus downturn

Due to the outbreak , many stores’ staff’s jobs are at stake and the retailers are finding its difficult to retain all due to disrupted cash flows. Read More

30th March 2020

Bangladesh Factories to produce huge quantities of PPE 

Under a joint initiative of Pay It Forward, non-profitable foundation People for People, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the Marks & Spencer, the Arunachal Trust, and the BUET Alumni Association five garment factories Urmi Group, Snowtex, Aman Group, Dekko Group and Smartex Group started producing 500,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE). Read More

Global Retailers To Refrain From Paying Rent in Germany 

Global retailers including Adidas and H&M sparked outrage in Germany on Sunday after announcing they planned to stop paying rent on stores that have been forced to close over the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

H&M Please Suppliers By Mentioning They will Take All Ordered Goods 

Swedish retail giant H&M yesterday assured its garment suppliers of taking shipment of goods that have already been manufactured, much to the relief of some Bangladeshi exporters.H&M came up with the message at a time when apparel suppliers across the world, including those from Bangladesh, are being slammed by work order cancellations and delayed shipments. Read More

H&M Not To Place Any New Orders

H&M, a Swedish multinational clothing retailer, on Sunday suspended any new orders from the country, and declared potential changes on recently placed orders as the COVID-19 outbreak impacted their business supply chain. Read More

Bangladesh garment makers say $3B in orders lost to virus

The cancelled orders, according to reports to the BGMEA from manufacturers, included tens of millions in purchases from many big buyers, including European buyers C&A and Inditex, Primark of Ireland, Britain’s Marks & Spencer and Tesco and U.S. retailers like Walmart and Target. Read More

M&S could see clothing and home sales fall by 90%

Sales of clothes and homewares at Marks & Spencer could be down 90 per cent during March and April. As the coronavirus crisis hits retailers hard, analysts have predicted a 60 per cent fall in sales until June, as reported by Retail Gazette. Read More

Covid-19 could be lethal for the Asian Apparel industry

Apparel makers in South and Southeast Asia face months of potentially fatal factory closures and mass layoffs as European and American retailers shut their stores and suspend supply orders due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

European Retailers Scrap $1.5 Billion of Bangladesh Orders

European and U.S. buyers including Primark, the budget fashion chain owned by Associated British Foods Plc, have canceled about $1.5 billion of Bangladesh garment orders as the coronavirus outbreak roils demand. Read More

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