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Sales at US clothing retailers jumped in January

The US economy got off to a strong start to the year, with almost every major US retail sector reporting higher sales in January, according...

Bangladesh remains "high threat" for terrorist activity

The US Government has assessed the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka as a "high threat" location for terrorist activity, heightening safety fears fo...

Brazil’s Riachuelo cuts China sourcing to buck recession

Lojas Riachuelo, Brazil's largest apparel department store chain, has achieved huge savings from gradually reducing its Chinese sourcing to...

Trump talks of tweaking NAFTA trade with Canada

President Donald Trump says he is looking at "tweaking" parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) pact with Canada, and that...

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Adidas and Burberry awarded 'gold' for sustainability work 20 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

German sportswear giant Adidas and UK fashion brand Burberry have both been recognised as leaders for their sustainability practices, with Hugo Boss, Kering and Gildan Activewear also receiving recognition.


Reiss taps Christos Angelides as CEO 20 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

UK clothing retailer Reiss has named former Next and Abercrombie & Fitch executive, Christos Angelides, as its new CEO in a move it describes as "part of a planned succession process".


$136m funding for Made in NY garment-making hub 20 Feb 2017

Leonie Barrie

A new US$136m project is being launched in New York City to create a ‘Made in NY’ hub for garment manufacturing.


Bureau Veritas to launch smart wear testing solutions 20 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Inspection and certification firm Bureau Veritas is to launch a new suite of Smart Wear testing solutions alongside its engineering and test centre 7Layers.


UK apparel and textile exports up 7% in 2016 20 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

The potential implications of Brexit on the UK fashion and textiles sector so far appear unfounded, with exports last year rising 7% thanks to innovation and interest in the country's heritage manufacturing, new figures show.


Directa Plus secures smart fabric innovation grant 20 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Graphene-based product supplier Directa Plus has secured a European Regional Development Fund grant to fund 40% of a EUR1m (US$1.06m) research project exploring technological innovation in smart fabrics.


Alibaba and Bailian Group partner on "new retail" 20 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba is collaborating with the country's leading retailer Bailian Group on a strategic partnership it says is designed to boost efficiency and "upend" the traditional manufacturing and supply chain model. 


Huntsman Corp positive amid Q4 earnings growth 20 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation has offered a positive outlook as it revealed higher earnings and sales in its fourth-quarter, with a solid performance from its advanced materials and textile effects business.


Philion named president of Puma North America 20 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

German sportswear brand Puma has promoted Bob Philion to president of Puma North America, following the retirement of Jay Piccola.


Hotel Particulier selects PLM to boost speed to market 20 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

French fur company Hotel Particulier, has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help improve quality and boost time to market.


Amazon to grow UK business with 5,000 jobs 20 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Online retail giant Amazon has revealed plans to open a new head UK office and create more than 5,000 full-time jobs as it looks to grow its business in the country.


VF Corp sees Q4 and FY earnings tumble 17 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

US apparel giant VF Corporation, owner of the North Face and Timberland brands, said it expects revenue to decline in the first half of 2017 after revealing a fall in both sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2016.


Bangladesh clean textile pact prepares for phase two 17 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

The Bangladesh Water PaCT (Partnership for Cleaner Textile) initiative is preparing to launch the second phase of the programme, expanding its focus to the whole value chain, as it revealed its achievements to date.


UK clothing retail sales edge up in January 17 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

UK retail sales slipped unexpectedly in January, although clothing and footwear were among the few sectors to see a rise in spending.


EU-Canada trade pact approved by EU lawmakers 17 Feb 2017

Leonie Barrie

The European Union’s controversial free trade agreement with Canada has been approved by the European Parliament, in a move that means the deal could apply provisionally from April 2017.


EU apparel makers join calls for industrial strategy 17 Feb 2017

Leonie Barrie

A group of nearly 100 European trade associations, including those representing textile, apparel and footwear manufacturers, is calling on the EU to implement an ambitious industrial strategy to create more jobs and growth.


Kate Spade exploring options amid Q4 growth 17 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Kate Spade may be up for sale after the apparel and accessories business acknowledged it is exploring options as it revealed higher fourth-quarter earnings and sales.


MC Sports to shutter all 66 stores following bankruptcy 17 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Sporting goods chain MC Sports is to shutter all 66 of its stores across the Midwest, after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this week.


Lenzing Viscose and Moda fibres earn Biobased certification 17 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Viscose and Moda fibres, including all their subtypes.


Pepsow picks PLM to boost customer interaction 17 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Italian sportswear specialist Pepsow has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help meet customer’ requirements and support the company throughout the design, development and manufacturing process.


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