All articles by Hannah Abdulla

Hannah Abdulla

A wealth of over 14 years of editorial experience having worked on titles for the John Lewis Partnership and the ITP Group in Dubai, Hannah joined Aroq in 2014 as News Editor on Just Food before landing the role of News Editor on Just Style. In her current role as Deputy Editor on Just Style, Hannah enjoys covering more challenging subjects and exploring the impact of current affairs on global supply chains.

Bangladesh RMG sector urged to modernise, explore new markets

Quarterly export earnings for Bangladesh’s readymade garment (RMG) sector have missed targets and the central bank has warned the sector could see increased challenges on the back of a rocky global climate.

Week in review: Fashion and a year of growing-pains

From wars to earthquakes, protests and spend-shy consumers, 2023 has not been short of surprises in the fashion sector. And early signs suggest 2024 is likely to be as eventful.

Signal: Premium fashion brands ramping up supplier acquisitions in margin improvement drive

As Canada Goose acquires its Romanian knitwear partner Paola Confectii, industry experts suggest supplier acquisitions by premium brands are likely to become more commonplace in the mission to improve margins and gain closer control over supply chains.

BLACK PEARL launches to assist brands with driving green ambitions

An organisation aimed at bridging the communication gap between businesses and consumers has launched to help creative industries realise their green goals.

Fashion execs eye supply chain resilience to navigate 2024 uncertainty

Supply chain resiliency will be a key area of focus for fashion industry executives in 2024, with transparency and communication across all supply chain stakeholders paramount in future-proofing businesses, the latest McKinsey & Co State of Fashion 2024 report reveals.

COP28: Fashion’s failure to engage suppliers on green plan hinders 1.5°C target

While bold pledges have been made to cut carbon emissions and shift to next-gen materials, a whopping 75% gap in fashion players onboarding their suppliers with their green ambitions could cost the planet dearly.

Hela Apparel Interlock Africa initiative raises bar for region’s sourcing growth

After seven years of operating in Africa as a fashion supplier, Hela Apparel is launching its Interlock Africa initiative which aims to share its supply chain know-how with other manufacturers looking to tap into the region. Sachith Balage – director of sourcing and supply chain for Hela tells us more.

Four obstacles in the way of Africa fashion-sourcing hotspot realisation

A report from UNESCO has suggested Africa has “all it takes” to become one of the next leaders in global fashion.

Jeanologia eDesigner upgrade aims to lower fashion’s carbon footprint

Spanish tech company Jeanologia has introduced the newest version of its eDesigner software which it says contributes to a more sustainable fashion industry as it cuts physical samples by 80%.

US apparel imports slump in September on stagnant demand

As we hit the third quarter of the year, official figures from the US Office of Apparel and Textiles (OTEXA) reveal US imports of apparel have fallen 25.2% in the year to September, with all 10 major apparel suppliers to the US experiencing a shipment decline over the period.