A raft of apparel and footwear brands and retailers are temporarily closing stores and rolling out reduced opening hours across the globe as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). Among the companies closing retail locations are VF Corp, Nike, and Gap, Inc.
Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak began in China at the end of 2019, its impact has been felt across the global apparel and textile sector. just-style's timeline shows how the pandemic is evolving - and will be updated as developments unfold.
The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed a decree ordering the abolition of the state-order system for cotton crops, bringing the nation a step closer to ridding the cotton cultivation sector of forced labour.
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has welcomed proposals from the Trump administration on an economic stimulus package to gird the economy against the impact of the coronavirus outbreak but urged officials to reject any attempts by importers to remove China 301 tariffs on finished products as part of any relief package.
The European textiles and clothing sector has welcomed the Commission's new Circularity Action Plan but says it needs to now set the conditions to remove structural barriers, address or prevent market failures, and bring "harmonised solutions" across the European single market.