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Apparel and textile production rises in key regions

World apparel production growth fell short of the world manufacturing average in the first quarter of 2017, although gains have been seen in...

Amazon to offer "try before you buy" service

Online behemoth Amazon is accelerating the disruption of e-commerce with a "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service thro...

US reviews AGOA eligibility for three African countries

The United States has launched a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under the African...

The world’s 10 worst countries for workers

An annual survey of violations of human and trade union rights ranks key apparel-producing nations including Bangladesh, Egypt, Guatemala an...

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Apparel and textile production rises in key regions 22 Jun 2017

Leonie Barrie

World apparel production growth fell short of the world manufacturing average in the first quarter of 2017, although gains have been seen in both developing and industrialised economies, new research shows.


25% of viscose supply chain audited as forest-friendly 22 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Around 25% of the global supply chain for viscose has now been subjected to comprehensive audits and found to be at a low risk for containing fibre from controversial forest sources, a new study shows.


Sears Canada seeks creditor protection 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Department store retailer Sears Canada and certain of its subsidiaries is seeking court protection from its creditors in a bid to restructure its business.


Amazon files patent to prevent "showrooming" 22 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

A new Amazon patent designed to intercept customers who attempt to make a price comparison on their mobile devices while in-store could be detrimental to retailers and will ultimately increase friction levels, an industry observer has said.


Burberry Foundation grant to develop sustainable materials 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

UK luxury fashion group Burberry has partnered with the Royal College of Art (RCA) on a new research group designed to develop more sustainable materials, transform consumer experience and advance manufacturing, in line with Burberry's new five-year responsibility agenda.


UK retail sector praises Queen's Speech Brexit focus 22 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

The UK retail industry has welcomed the Queen’s speech and its implications for the sector, in particular its focus on Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU).


JD.com invests US$397m in luxury Farfetch venture 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has invested US$397m in Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, in a strategic partnership designed to create a premier platform for luxury e-commerce across China, opening a gateway to an $80bn market.


Chico's partners with First Insight for predictive analytics 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

US omni-channel women's wear retailer Chico's FAS has partnered with technology firm First Insight to more quickly and accurately make design, buying and pricing decisions on the apparel, footwear and accessories it sells both in-store and online.


eBay to price match competitors on apparel 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Online marketplace eBay has rolled out a price match guarantee on more than 50,000 deals in the US – including its fashion inventory – in a bid to compete with e-commerce heavyweights and rivals such as Walmart, Sears and Target.


Cofra Group names Caparros as C&A Europe CEO 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

C&A owner The Cofra Group has named Alain Caparros as CEO of its C&A Europe retail business, as part of a bid to further accelerate its transformation.


Amazon to offer "try before you buy" service 21 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Online behemoth Amazon is accelerating the disruption of e-commerce with a "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service through its new Prime Wardrobe launch.


Yoox Net-a-Porter bans angora across all platforms 21 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Luxury fashion e-commerce store Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) has committed to ending the sale of angora across all its platforms.


Odour control technologies could capture added value 21 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Research from Swiss speciality textile effects company HeiQ has revealed more communication from brands and retailers on odour control textile technologies could capture added value and educate consumers on the environmental impact of laundering.


Lululemon takes stake in technical apparel specialist 21 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Lululemon Athletica has acquired a stake in Canadian cycling apparel startup 7mesh Industries in a move designed to "push the boundaries" in advanced technical apparel.


Vietnam garment exports expected to hit $31bn target 21 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's garment industry is expected to reach its export target of US$31bn, the country's national textile and garment group Vinatex has said.


Keds hires Dave Grange to drive US growth 21 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Keds, a division of US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide, has named former Pentland Brands CEO Dave Grange as the brand's vice president of sales for North America.


Dicks's Sporting Goods steps up digital transformation efforts 21 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

In a bid to support its digital transformation efforts, US retailer Dicks's Sporting Goods has revealed a new team sports headquarters that will serve as a west coast technology and innovation centre.


Global news roundup 21 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

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


Hyosung and Sofileta partner on Creora Fresh fabrics 21 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

South Korean fibre manufacturer Hyosung has partnered with specialist knitter Sofileta on a new fabric collection for intimates and sportswear that utilises odour neutralising technologies.


US reviews AGOA eligibility for three African countries 20 Jun 2017

Leonie Barrie

The United States has launched a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after a petition was filed against their decision to phase out imports of used clothing.


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