All articles by Rachel Lawler

Rachel Lawler

Rachel has been working in editorial for more than 10 years, covering a range of specialist topics including science, education, beauty and now the apparel sector. She is looking forward to learning more about this exciting industry.

Signal: Can AI trace apparel supply chains for customs control?

US Customers and Border Protection (CBP) is being asked to report on how AI is being used, while patent data shows apparel companies are increasingly using the technology to trace their supply chains.

Express plans ‘expansion’ on sourcing efficiencies amid Q3 sales increase

US retailer Express Inc has reported a sales increase as it delivers $30m in savings in Q3 and plans to use sourcing and supply chain efficiencies to target $50m in gross margin expansion opportunities.

Chico’s FAS reports ‘consistent profitability’ in Q3 ahead of acquisition

US-based womenswear retailer Chico’s FAS shares results for Q3 2023 ‘in line’ with previous expectations ahead of its acquisition by Sycamore Partners.

Supply Chain Data Partnership completes proof of concept for COP28

The Supply Chain Data Partnership (SCDP), of which Ordnance Survey is a member, has unveiled a proof of concept location register in time for COP28 that can enable verification of environmental and socially sustainable practices across every stage of the supply chain.

Primark announces €50m expansion and five new stores in Italy

Value retailer Primark will open up five new stores in the country, increasing the total number in Italy to 20.

Regatta refutes ‘forced labour’ claims after ‘Chinese prison ID’ found in coat

British outdoor brand Regatta tells Just Style it “refutes the implication it has used forced prison labour” following claims a UK customer found a Chinese prisoner ID card inside the sleeve of a new coat.

PVH raises FY guidance despite weak home market slowing Q3 recovery

PVH Corp, which owns Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, has shared a strong Q3 performance and raised its FY guidance despite weakness in its home US market.

UK outdoor brand Rab extends down recycling scheme to Europe

Starting from 8 January 2024, UK outdoor brand Rab will extend its end-of-life recycling scheme to its European service centre in Leusden, The Netherlands.

Greenpeace investigation criticises Zara, Mango clothing recycling schemes

Greenpeace claims one item was reused from the 29 geolocators it placed on clothing recycled across Spain, including at Zara and Mango stores over the course of four months.

AAFA backs Shop Safe legislation to tackle counterfeits ahead of Black Friday

Ahead of this year’s Black Friday sales event, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) joined representatives from US law enforcement at an Inside Sources event to warn consumers about the dangers of counterfeit fashion.