Supima, often dubbed the "cashmere of cotton", has supplied dozens of alumni of its Supima Design Competition with fabric to create masks and gowns for medical workers and organizations in the Covid-19 frontlines.
After the serial cancellations of the June men's Fashion Weeks, the benchmark menswear show has announced the postponement of its next summer edition, which is now scheduled to be held in Florence on September 2-4.
The sportswear company said it has started producing prototypes for face masks in its Lawrence, Massachusetts manufacturing facility, and hopes to scale production using its other New England factories soon.
One in four manufacturers is considering closing down. Half are experiencing sales shortfalls in excess of 50%, and 80% of them are cutting jobs, with no re-localisation in sight even once the emergency is over.
Swedish giant H&M Group has told suppliers in Bangladesh and other manufacturing countries that they will receive payment for the orders they have already fulfilled or begun and it won't expect discounts.
Mayhoola, the group that controls Valentino, Balmain and Pal Zileri, has made a €1 million donation to the fight against Covid-19. It follows a major donation in Italy by the Qatari-based investment vehicle.
Sanders accused the company of using the Covid-19 crisis to try to "union bust" after Everlane fired over 200 employees, including members of the customer service team who have been attempting to unionize since December.
Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday a handful of workers staged a demonstration at one of its warehouses near Detroit, another U.S. protest this week over staff concerns about contracting the novel coronavirus on the job.