The Autumn Editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo have been postponed to October 9-11, 2021 due to the sudden rise of COVID-19 cases in China.
Exploitation of garment workers is continuing in Leicester's textile industry, a new report claims, a year after an exposé highlighted abuses in the supply chain. This is despite measures to safeguard employees.
Having seen a return to almost normal levels of activity in April, Shanghai's textile and apparel trade shows will hold their next editions, with appropriate health and safety measures, from August 25 to 27.
Australia, a country known for punching above its weight in sport, literature, cinema, media, wine and the pursuit of happiness, has tended to underperform when it comes to fashion. One major exception is Zimmermann.
Covid has forced the Italian luxury industry to step up the pace of its transformation and search for investors, as shown by Zegna announcing a forthcoming stock market listing, and L Catterton’s acquisition of Etro.
The UK-based, globally-focused Leather Working Group (LWG), which provides certification for the leather manufacturing industry, has agreed to partner with Textile Exchange to grant reciprocal membership.
The British Fashion Council has released the names of nine finalists for the recently-launched BFC Changemakers Prize. Three winners, to be chosen in September, will receive a £7,500 cash prize and mentoring package.
While the health situation in textile manufacturing countries like Vietnam, Indonesia and Pakistan is critical, there is concern in Bangladesh about the effects an imminent lockdown would have on its textile industry.
Department store Liberty has filed its results for the year to the end of January and said that it was "significantly impacted" by the three separate Covid lockdown in the UK that dented footfall to its London flagship.
The fashion trade fair is making its physical comeback in NYC at the end of July, when it will welcome 67 international and domestic companies to its first in-person event since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.