TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo Inc (T:) and apparel group Onward Holdings Co (T:) plan to tie up in custom-made clothing to help each other survive a sales slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the said on Sunday.
Zozo, Japan’s biggest online fashion mall, will offer Onward body-size data on a million customers, the business daily reported, without citing sources.
Zozo and Onward were not immediately available for comment outside business hours on Sunday.
Apparel makers such as Onward are struggling with poor sales from pandemic-related store closures and weak consumer spending. Rival Renown Inc filed the bankruptcy protection in May.
Onward, which sells clothes under brands such as Kumikyoku, depends