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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Covid-19 daily update 27 March 2020 - Governments and commentators - FREE TO READ  (2020-03-27)
  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.
Full pay for South Africa clothing workers during virus lockdown  (2020-03-27)
  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. 
FREE Covid-19 Executive Briefing report  (2020-03-27)
  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. 
How retailers respond to coronavirus will be remembered  (2020-03-27)
  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.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2020-03-26)
  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.
Tapestry outlines steps to navigate financial hit of Covid-19  (2020-03-26)
  Coach-owner Tapestry Inc is taking a series of steps to preserve cash and maintain ample liquidity as the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact its global operation.
Oasis and Warehouse owner in potential sale talks  (2020-03-26)
  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.
Quiz footfall and online traffic stall on virus outbreak  (2020-03-26)
  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."
How Asia supplier countries are responding to coronavirus  (2020-03-26)
  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?
Covid-19 daily update 26 March 2020 - Governments and commentators - FREE TO READ  (2020-03-26)
  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.
Chargeurs to mass-produce protective masks  (2020-03-26)
  Fabric and interlinings manufacturer Chargeurs Group is refocusing its production capabilities on protective masks and hydro-alcoholic gel in industrial quantities to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and address personal protection equipment (PPE) shortages.
Target apparel comps tumble 20% on Covid-19  (2020-03-26)
  US general merchandise retailer Target has withdrawn its full-year financial guidance despite "unusually strong traffic and sales" as consumers continue to stock up on essentials such as food and medicine to see them through country-wide lockdowns during the coronavirus outbreak.
ASTM International grants public access to PPE standards  (2020-03-26)
  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.
SEAMS programme aligns PPE sourcing agents with supply chains  (2020-03-26)
  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. 
Gerber Technology task force to help shift to PPE production  (2020-03-25)
  Apparel software maker Gerber Technology has launched a dedicated task force to help manufacturers convert their production to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has led to a shortage of items such as masks and gowns. 

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