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US manufacturers urge passing of tax reform plans

Top executives from 16 major US manufacturers have sent an open letter to Congress urging elected officials to pass tax reforms and the cont...

Bangladesh crackdown has cost garment sector $100m

The crackdown on Bangladesh labour activists has cost the country's garment industry around US$100m, its trade body says, as well as growing...

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...

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US manufacturers urge passing of tax reform plans 22 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Top executives from 16 major US manufacturers have sent an open letter to Congress urging elected officials to pass tax reforms and the controversial border tax in order to boost growth for domestic companies and taxpayers.


WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force 22 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Chad, Jordan, Oman and Rwanda have become the latest countries to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), meaning it has now reached the pre-determined number of members required for it to come into immediate force.


AAFA signs East Africa best-practice initiative 22 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has entered into a partnership agreement with the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub to ensure best-in-class manufacturing of goods destined for the US market from East Africa.


Esprit books "record" earnings in H1 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Esprit has seen continued improvement in the first half of fiscal 16/17, building on the positive progress achieved in its last financial year to book "record" earnings.


Human rights groups question Uzbekistan forced labour progress 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

A cohort of human rights groups have questioned a report by the The International Labor Organization (ILO) that claims the Government of Uzbekistan is making progress in reforms to address risks of child and forced labour in its cotton industry. 


US Q4 in brief – Chico's FAS, TJX Companies, Wolverine Worldwide 22 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corporation revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the fourth quarter, while Kate Spade says it is exploring its options as it revealed higher sales and earnings. Meanwhile, Walmart booked lower earnings on the back of lower international sales and investment in its store and online proposition, and Macy's saw both earnings and sales fall.


Canada Goose files for IPO 22 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose is looking to take the company public later this year, with dual listings planned for both New York and Canada.


Macy's will "do the right thing", says Lundgren 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Terry Lundgren, the outgoing CEO of department store retailer Macy's, says the company will "do the right thing" for its shareholders in the wake of rumours it may be seeking a buyer.


Applied DNA Sciences expands patent portfolio 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has expanded its global patent portfolio that works to reduce risk and uncertainty across global supply chains.


Koch Equity Development completes $2bn Infor investment 22 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Private equity firm Koch Equity Development has completed its US$2bn investment in business softwear supplier Infor.


PLM helps One Jeanswear boost efficiencies 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

US fashion company One Jeanswear Group is now able to make real-time changes without negatively impacting its workflow, thanks to the successful implementation of new product lifecycle management (PLM) software.


US apparel group Jaclyn to merge with Golden Touch Imports 22 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Designer, manufacturer and marketer of women's and children's apparel, Jaclyn Inc, is to merge with Jaclyn Holdings Parent LLC, an affiliate of Golden Touch Imports, Inc.


Global news roundup 22 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Bangladesh crackdown has cost garment sector $100m 21 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

The crackdown on Bangladesh labour activists has cost the country's garment industry around US$100m, its trade body says, as well as growing international concern regarding the treatment of garment workers.


Fabric maker Thread weaves new growth with Timberland 21 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Thread, which recycles plastic bottles in Haiti and Honduras to make performance fabric, has published an interactive version of its annual impact report outlining its achievements to date, including plans for new Timberland boots and bags made from its durable Ground to Good canvas.


Archroma launches portable Color Atlas system 21 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Textile chemicals specialist Archroma has launched a portable version of its Color Atlas system to offer more flexibility for designers.


Asda says "work needed" despite sales improvement 21 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Comparable store sales improved for UK supermarket group Asda in the fourth quarter, but parent company Walmart admits there is much work still to be done.


Lindex uses "clean dye" in 90% of denim assortment 21 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Swedish fashion chain Lindex has revealed almost all of its denim range is now dyed using what it claims is the "cleanest" indigo dye on the market, as part of its bid for cleaner denim production.


China campaign to tackle clothing waste 21 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

A new campaign has launched in Shanghai, China to educate consumers on the impact of clothing consumption and how the public can help end textile waste across various points in the value chain.


Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail books Q3 loss 21 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Indian fashion and lifestyle company Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) has moved to a loss in its third-quarter as a result of the government's demonetisation last November, but booked an increase in sales.


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