This week’s top Just-Style stories include an interview with Carol Shu, Senior Manager Global Sustainability at The North Face, about the benefits of regenerative agriculture in the cotton supply chain. We also take a look at what to do when black swan events like the Suez Canal disruption hit supply chains based on just-in-time predictability, record sales at Primark in reopening stores across England and Wales and Lululemon’s first re-commerce program.
The north face is awakening to the practice of regenerative agriculture in its cotton supply chain. As Carol Shu, Senior Manager Global Sustainability explains, not only does this have a positive impact on nature and resources, but it is also another crucial step in addressing the effects of climate change.
A boat blocked the Suez Canal. Global trade comes to a standstill. Accidents will happen; this is nothing new but the Suez Canal disruption affected the entire global supply chain. And maybe that’s the point, says industry consultant Robert Antoshak: What to do when the unpredictable disrupts supply chains that rely on just-in-time predictability?
Fashion Revolution global campaign group calls on industry and governments to recognize the link between human and natural rights as part of their annual global campaign.
Primark’s parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) has announced it will repay the £ 121 million ($ 168.91 million) it was eligible for under government employment loyalty programs, saying it is doing business in England and Wales achieved record sales in the first week after reopening.
Canadian sportswear retailer Lululemon Athletica is launching its first re-commerce program as well as a limited collection of environmentally friendly dyes.