Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is rolling out the first products made with Community Cotton fibre sourced from its supply chain in Haiti following its five-year journey to reintroduce cotton farming to the country.
Plans by the Biden Administration to impose punitive tariffs of up to 25% on a raft of items - including textiles and clothing - imported from Australia, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom are being strongly opposed by US brands, retailers and importers.
Viscose fibre producer Sateri is to acquire the viscose fibre business of Funing Aoyang Technology, in a move that will bring Sateri's total number of viscose mills in China to six and boost its annual production capacity to more than 1.8m tonnes.
Adidas's sportswear specialism has driven an impressive rebound from the impacts of Covid-19, as consumers' heightened interest in fitness and desire for comfortable apparel caused its revenue to increase by EUR887m to EUR5.27bn during Q1 FY2021.
With Bangladesh's second lockdown currently underway, new research offers recommendations on how brands and supply chains should respond to ensure the well-being of workers in the country's garment industry.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how US apparel imports from China almost tripled in March compared to last year, and what Biden's first 100 days says about his approach to trade. Elsewhere, garment factories in Turkey can continue operating under the country's latest lockdown, and VF Corp is strengthening its engagement with Better Work.
German fashion e-tailer Zalando has upgraded its outlook for the financial year 2021 following what it called exceptionally strong and profitable growth in the first quarter, continued elevated growth levels in the second quarter, and a stable outlook for the second half of the year.