African promise meets Swiss innovation

First ITME Africa exhibition can build on the continent’s development potential as a global apparel source Swiss textile machinery companies made a major impact at the inaugural ITME Africa trade show, with 12 member companies from Swissmem (the Swiss Textile Machinery Association) presenting their latest technologies. The event, staged in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa … More African promise meets Swiss innovation

Primark shuts European stores as coronavirus prompts GBP 190 million revenue warning

By guest author Sahar Nazir from Retail Gazette Primark stores shut in France, Italy, Spain and Austria due to the coronavirus outbreak The retailer expects to witness a drop in like-for-like sales in the UK Primark has shut stores in France, Italy, Spain and Austria due to the coronavirus outbreak, and now expects to take … More Primark shuts European stores as coronavirus prompts GBP 190 million revenue warning

Coronavirus halts retail growth across the globe

As COVID-19 spreads globally, health and safety of workers and customers has become top priority for fashion retailers. Brands like Levi’s and many others are not only closing their stores in China but also restricting employees from travelling into and out of the country. Supply chains are being disrupted as factories within China are shut. … More Coronavirus halts retail growth across the globe

2700 jobs at risk as Laura Ashley eyes GBP 15 million lifeline from Hilco Capital

2700 jobs at risk as Laura Ashley eyes GBP 15 million lifeline from Hilco Capital –
Laura Ashley is reportedly on the verge of calling in administrators by the end of March if it does not secure a GBP 15 million lifeline from Homebase owner Hilco Capital. … More 2700 jobs at risk as Laura Ashley eyes GBP 15 million lifeline from Hilco Capital

A Manufacturing Strategy built for Trade Instability

A Manufacturing Strategy built for Trade Instability – In times of uncertainty and doubts, caused by the Coronavirus, it is important to rely on expertise in view to economic factors as well as virology. This is why TextileFuture has decided to bring a recent feature by BCG Boston Consulting Global to the attention of our readers, because the principle findings do keep their value also in these rough times. … More A Manufacturing Strategy built for Trade Instability

WIPO Update on Covid-19: IP Service Operations continuing; Remote Work Prioritised

WIPO Update on Covid-19: IP Service Operations continuing; Remote Work Prioritised -,The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today announced that it was reserving access to its Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters for personnel essential to the delivery of the Organisation’s business continuity protocol, while reassuring that processing of applications filed via WIPO’s Global IP Services has not been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. … More WIPO Update on Covid-19: IP Service Operations continuing; Remote Work Prioritised