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.
British retail sales fell this month as the coronavirus hit demand for products other than food, and the outlook for April is the bleakest since 2009, the Confederation of British Industry said on Wednesday.
As of March 24, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has been repurposed into a new Covid-19 relief fund. Named 'A Common Thread,' it will support members of the American fashion community who have been impacted by the outbreak.
U.S. textile and garment companies that normally make sweatshirts or fabric are changing tack in the coronavirus pandemic, heeding a White House call to step up production of urgently needed surgical masks and gowns.
Cath Kidston needs to find a buyer urgently, a news report said at the weekend. The company is believed to have called in Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) to conduct an urgent review of its options and ask for fast bids.
Like many Chinese factories, French producers Les Tissages de Charlieu and Atelier Tuffery, and others in Italy, have converted their production lines to manufacture protective masks to help fight Covid-19.