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US upgrades Uzbekistan despite cotton sector concerns

A decision by the US to upgrade Uzbekistan in its annual report on human trafficking has been slammed by human rights groups....

VF Corp ups guidance on "strong" Q2

US apparel giant VF Corp has reported “strong” second-quarter earnings and sales growth, raising its profit guidance for the full year....

Ethiopia’s Almeda Textile plans five-fold production hike

Ethiopia’s Almeda Textile, which supplies apparel to Sweden’s fast-fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), is planning to ramp up productio...

First North America size survey to include children

The first body size and measurement survey across both the United States and Canada is about to get underway to help retailers and brands im...

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US upgrades Uzbekistan despite cotton sector concerns 28 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

A decision by the US to upgrade Uzbekistan in its annual report on human trafficking has been slammed by human rights groups.

Berghaus launches eco-friendly garment label 28 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Outdoor performance wear specialist Berghaus has introduced a new 'Made Kind' label to identify that its garments are kinder to the planet.

US trafficking upgrade paves way for Malaysia in TPP 28 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

An upgrade of Malaysia in the US government’s annual report on human trafficking paves the way for the Southeast Asia nation to take part in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.

Analysts upbeat after Next lifts FY outlook 28 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Analysts continue to remain upbeat about Next Plc's prospects, after the UK fashion retailer raised its full-year outlook, thanks to better-than-expected first-half sales growth.

Eliminating supply chain risk tops sustainability agenda 28 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Eliminating risks is the main driver for supply chain sustainability both now and into 2016, according to new research.

Kering shares climb on mixed H2 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

French luxury goods group Kering has recorded sales growth for the Gucci brand for the first time in two years, but saw second-quarter earnings slide.

Wal-Mart makes greenhouse gases pledge 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

US retail giant Wal-Mart has pledged to reduce greenhouse gases across its operations as part of a White House US business climate change commitment.

Century Q1 textile earnings climb 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Indian yarn, fabric and denim maker Century Textiles & Industries saw earnings and sales in its textile division climb during the first quarter.

Cambodia sets up libraries for garment workers 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has joined forces with non-governmental organisation Sipar to provide a library resource centre at garment factories for workers.

Nordstrom expands Madewell distribution to 30 stores 28 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

US upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom is bolstering its partnership with J Crew's Madewell brand by doubling the number of stores that sell the line to 30.

Boden invests in PLM to support growth 28 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

British fashion brand Boden has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to support the growth of its international online and mail-order business.

Metallised thread for "revolutionary" RFID tag debuts 27 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Industrial thread business Coats Group Plc has developed what it claims to be the first-ever metallised thread antenna for use with a new “revolutionary” radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, to help textile businesses manage their inventory quickly and accurately.

Asics reorganises to strengthen business 27 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Sporting goods company Asics Corp restructuring its global operations and hiring new managers to “accelerate business growth.”

Lucky Brand settles denim laser abrasion dispute 27 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Lucky Brand Dungarees has become the latest company to reach a settlement and license agreement with laser technology firm RevoLaze over an abrasion technology for denim garments.

US and Dominican Republic import scheme "still failing" 27 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

The Earned Import Allowance Program (EIAP), designed to boost US imports of apparel from the Dominican Republic, is continuing to fail six years after implementation, according to an annual review.

Manufacturing in China falls to 15-month low 27 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Manufacturing in China continued to decline in July, with the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) falling to a 15-month low.

Millennials "changing the game" for hosiery 27 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Millennials are “changing the game” for the US hosiery market, new research suggests, as young consumers now account for the lion's share of the segment's growth.

Kering hires CEO to expand emerging brands 27 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

French group Kering has appointed Grita Loebsack as CEO of its luxury couture and leather goods' emerging brands.

Sympatex names new VP for North America 27 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Functional textile specialist Sympatex Technologies has named Derek Spingler as its new vice president for North America.

Global news roundup 27 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

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