Garment makers in nine countries spanning Asia, the Middle East and North Africa have banded together to demand better contract terms from global clothing retailers, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
A group of investors and other funds are ramping up pressure on Western companies over alleged human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region, highlighting the challenges for brands trying to maintain business ties.
China’s top ride-hailing app dropped Swedish fashion retailer H&M from its listings as Chinese celebrities stopped endorsing foreign labels in a growing uproar over Western accusations of forced labour in Xinjiang.
The Spanish apparel group’s president insisted the business model is “solid” and said he is confident about the group’s recovery. If all Inditex stores will re-open in April, 2021 sales will be on par with 2019.
Retail giant Inditex hasn’t come out of the pandemic year unscathed. But the strength of its business model appears to have carried it through so far and its performance since its fiscal year ended has been encouraging
Inditex staff in Spain say they are being forced out as the owner of fast-fashion brand Zara rolls out its plan to shut up to 1,200 stores worldwide, despite a company agreement with Spanish unions to project jobs.
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has hit a milestone in its global ambitions with its value as defined by its share price reaching ¥10.87trn (€85bn) this week, more than any other company in the global clothing sector.