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1. Fashion after the coronavirus: “The smaller-scale, direct-to-consumer brands have survived, and I believe they will come out stronger at the end of this crisis. They typically have their own production facility in their home countries or within easy reach. A lot of them are producing small quantities – they do not follow the typical fashion calendar. They just go with their intuition and produce collections according to what they can do.” – Read More on SCMP

2. Why Gap’s lawsuits could usher in new commercial real estate terms: In many cases, physical retailers may seek modification on leases’ force majeure clauses to include public health-related, government-mandated shutdowns. Meanwhile, digitally native brands — especially ones that believe in-person shopping experiences are still worth the investment — could opt for alternative short term space rentals via real estate platforms, who can then negotiate terms on their behalf. – Read More on Modern Retail

3. The Black in Fashion Council Will Establish an Equality Index Score for Companies Across the Industry: The new initiative enlisted the support of the Human Rights Campaign to establish an equality index score that will provide benchmarking around corporate policies and practices “pertinent to the inclusivity of Black employees.” – Read More on Vogue

4. Has the coronavirus pandemic stopped fashion’s rental revolution in its tracks? Fashion’s rental market particularly appealed to shoppers looking for ‘special occasion’ outfits. Now that consumers across the globe are stuck at home, the $1 billion=plus rental industry is facing a tough challenge. – Read More on the Telegraph

5. Zara and Primark factory workers say they were fired after forming union: Hundreds of workers at two factories in Myanmar that produce clothing for Zara and Primark were fired days after forming a union in a move workers say targeted union supporters under the pretense that layoffs were related to the coronavirus. – Read More on the Guardian