In 2016, the Danish rainwear specialist challenged Zara in court in Denmark, accusing the fashion retailer of copying two of its models. In May, the court ruled in Rains’s favour for the label's domestic market.
While no major fashion firms have been spared, Japan's Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo brand and not far behind the world's No. 2 H&M in sales, looks well placed to cope with the crisis better than rivals.
With Covid-19 forcing brands and influencers to take on a more responsible role in relation to consumers, a recent study from Launchmetrics analyses the future of the sector and highlights top quarantine trends.
The livelihoods of millions of Asian garment workers are in jeopardy after cancellations by top fashion brands, with unions, researchers and campaigners warning coronavirus could lead to a rollback of labour rights.
A group of employers' organisations, unions and major brands in the garment industry are working with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to support manufacturers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Employees at Inditex's 10 logistics centres in Spain - from where it sends garments to its stores worldwide - returned to work on Monday but only to less than half their normal levels of activity, workers said.
Inditex has switched its clothes factories in Spain over to making medical supplies and its logistics hub has almost ground to a halt, effectively freezing the nerve centre of its business from which it supplies stores.
LPP will cut pay for its management board members to a symbolic one zloty ($0.2406) in a move seen as a solidarity gesture with employees facing layoffs caused by the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.