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Paris and Milan postpone menswear and haute couture seasons

Paris and Milan postpone menswear and haute couture seasons

The governing fashion bodies in France and Italy have decided to postpone their next menswear seasons and the Paris haute couture runway season this summer.
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Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing pledges to donate 10 million surgical masks to fight Covid-19 globally

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing pledges to donate 10 million surgical masks to fight Covid-19 globally

Apparel brand Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing has pledged to donate 10 million surgical masks to medical institutions around the world in response to the global spread of coronavirus.
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Podcast: Ulrik Garde Due on how to energise a heritage label

Podcast: Ulrik Garde Due on how to energise a heritage label

In this LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork podcast, recorded before the start of the Covid-19 crisis, the CEO of Mark Cross discusses with Godfrey Deeny how to evolve a label founded in 1845 while respecting its heritage.
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H&M starts protective face mask production at Chinese supplier

H&M starts protective face mask production at Chinese supplier

Sweden's H&M , the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Friday it had started production of protective face masks for hospital staff and would ship the first batches to Spain and Italy.
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'This is a war and we want to survive,' says Polish retailer

'This is a war and we want to survive,' says Polish retailer

Polish fashion retailers may not survive the coronavirus crisis if the government, banks and shopping mall owners do not help them bear the costs, a lobby group said on Friday.
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Four leading international fashion federations discuss Covid-19 emergency

Four leading international fashion federations discuss Covid-19 emergency

The heads of the US, British, French and Italian fashion industry federations have assessed the status of the Covid-19 emergency, and set up a meeting in April to decide on the June fashion week calendars.
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River Island closes distribution centre

River Island closes distribution centre

River Island has added its name to the growing list of fashion brands that have halted online operations to allow warehouse staff to stay at home.
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AMI contributes to WHO and Hospitals de Paris

AMI contributes to WHO and Hospitals de Paris

AMI has become the latest Paris fashion house to contribute to the fight to contain Covid-19., contributing 10% of all online purchases on Amiparis.com to the funding the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 response.
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Coats Group sees sales drop due to pandemic, 15 out of 50 plants are closed

Coats Group sees sales drop due to pandemic, 15 out of 50 plants are closed

Threads giant Coats Group has said it's taking a major hit from the Covid-19 outbreak as this month has seen brands and manufacturers starting to cancel or defer orders due to large-scale store closures.
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Frasers Group's Ashley issues apology, says firm ready to support NHS where it can

Frasers Group's Ashley issues apology, says firm ready to support NHS where it can

Mike Ashley issued a rare apology for his actions in recent days on Friday and said Frasers Group has offered its support to the NHS and is "poised and ready, with our entire fleet of lorries at their disposal".
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British Fashion Council launches Covid-19 fund to support designers

British Fashion Council launches Covid-19 fund to support designers

The British Fashion Council (BFC) said on Friday that it's launching a new crisis fund to support creative businesses and individuals during the Covid-19 outbreak. 
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Tailored Brands extends store closures, furloughs all U.S. employees amid Covid-19 outbreak

Tailored Brands extends store closures, furloughs all U.S. employees amid Covid-19 outbreak

The company is extending the temporary closure of its retail stores and furloughing all U.S. store employees, as well as a significant portion of employees in its distribution network and offices.
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Abercrombie & Fitch extends closure of non-APAC stores, borrows from credit

Abercrombie & Fitch extends closure of non-APAC stores, borrows from credit

The company, which is set to borrow $210 million under its senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility, said it will follow the guidance of local governments and health organizations before reopening stores. 
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Shandong Ruyi votes out top execs at Japan's Renown

Shandong Ruyi votes out top execs at Japan's Renown

Japanese apparel maker Renown Inc said the company’s top executives were voted out of its board on Thursday by China’s Shandong Ruyi, its parent company.
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Lululemon ends year with 20% revenue jump, skips 2020 outlook

Lululemon ends year with 20% revenue jump, skips 2020 outlook

Lululemon Athletica Inc. was one retailer with good news on Thursday, as it reported fourth-quarter results that topped expectations, which lead to a 21 percent net revenue increase for full-year fiscal 2019.
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Gap scraps 2020 forecast, draws down $500 million credit on coronavirus crunch

Gap scraps 2020 forecast, draws down $500 million credit on coronavirus crunch

Gap Inc on Thursday withdrew its full-year forecast issued two weeks ago, suspended its dividend and said it will draw down on its $500 million credit facility as the retailer looks to weather the coronavirus crisis.
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