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The virus is getting well-known fashion brands to move production

"We're seeing that the virus may have an impact on the production, shipments, and tygexport from China," says Charlotte Högberg, head of communications at Ka

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The virus is getting well-known fashion brands to move production

"We're seeing that the virus may have an impact on the production, shipments, and tygexport from China," says Charlotte Högberg, head of communications at Kappahl.

Last year, it produced 40 per cent of the company's apparel in the Prc.

The chinese government has introduced four additional non-working day in the course of new year's celebrations in the country. This is to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, in the context of travel, the weekend brings. Until next week, when the businesses are up and running, as usual, it is possible to see the extent to which businesses will be affected.

"we are on the Chinese government to issue additional restrictions, and how the chinese society is dealing with the situation," says Charlotte Högberg.

the ability to shift production, should the need arise. Above all, it is summer, and the höstkläderna that will be affected. What are the countries that can serve as an alternative will depend on what kind of clothes made of it.

" It all depends on what the production capacity is, and what the garment is to be produced, said Charlotte Högberg.
Charlotte Högberg,
H&M has been keeping the stores closed in China, as a result of the virus. Approximately 20% to 30% of the company's garments are manufactured in the country.

”If the virus continues to spread, we will need to review the planning process of our production”, says Ulrika Isaksson, inc., H&M, in an e-mail.

it is composed of a large number of sub-contractors. Virusepidemin affecting multiple parts of the supply chain, according to Mikael Sandström, branschordförande of the Swedish Trade Style.

" We don't know yet if there are enough people in the ports that can unload a ship or on the ship from China will have to put in, for example, Singapore, in order to get more cargo. There is a ship that has been quarantined, " he said.

However, the majority of the vessels of the clothing that is left in China has reached its goal. The early vårvarorna will most likely be available in the stores, as planned. However, there may be a problem in the summer, and höstkollektionerna, according to Mikael Sandström.

" the Delays are forcing companies to fly to the home of goods as a second-best solution. It's not good for the environment and costs, and may push up the prices of transport, " he said.

out of production a long time has been in low-wage countries such as China, Bangladesh and India, the production of the more compact countries, such as Turkey, Morocco, Romania, Belarus, and other Eastern european countries have become increasingly sought-after. The shorter the lead-time to make it easier for companies to adapt their production according to what the customers are buying.

"I think that the companies who have the opportunity to change the share," says Mikael Sandström.

He described the current situation in the country as a ”Swedish midsummer”, when many of the key people are gone, and the hard-to-reach.

" It will be a produktionsstörning for a couple of days, as the machinery is up and running. It is possible that the introduction of a double shift, or the like, in order to make up for the production, " says Mikael Sandström.

" Mikael Sandström Photo: Eva Tedesjö

the five items in China, and a large portion of the råvarumaterial, which is used to make the clothes will be out of the country. India, Turkey and Bangladesh can be considered in the alternative, if the company determines that the output needs to be moved, according to Kristina Hermansson, head of corporate communications at Lindex.

" We will comply with the guidelines and are monitoring the situation. We are working to develop a plan of action, for both people and production. As the new year celebrations are over, we know more about how we will be affected in the future, " she said.

Kristina Hermansson Photo: Anna Sigvardsson Horror
for more information, see the New coronavirus could turn in two of the waves against the company.

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