Levi's announced its commitments to providing further financial support to its garment workers, after the company appeared on a list of brands that had not yet fully paid suppliers for already made product.
The department store retailer has reportedly informed the landlords of its full-price namesake locations and its off-price Nordstrom Rack stores that it will only pay half of its occupancy costs for the rest of the year.
Fashion brands and retailers re-opening around the world to patchy demand, and carrying unsold stock from spring have cut fall orders by as much as two-thirds in moves spelling more pain for Asian suppliers.
Springfields Outlet and Leisure in Lincolnshire has said that while footfall and overall spend remain lower year-on-year, average transactional spend is up in double-digits and many reopened stores are booming.
Set to launch in Gap stores and on gap.com in 2021, the Yeezy Gap line will offer a range of "modern, elevated basics for men, women and kids" designed by West and the Yeezy design studio, the partners said.
Zara, H&M and Gap may be slowly reopening their stores but the coronavirus epidemic has had a devastating financial impact on the fast fashion sector, which needs a radical overhaul if it is to recover, experts say.