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Businesses warned over post-Brexit chemicals impact

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has warned of the major impact on British and European Union (EU) textile and clothing companies, espec...

Bangladesh Accord in limbo on high court ruling

Bangladesh's High Court is understood to have halted the implementation of a second term of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safet...

EU again urged to probe Bangladesh labour law failings

Unions are piling pressure on the European Commission to make good on its promise to launch a probe into Bangladesh after the country's gove...

Cambodia drops contentious clauses from wage law

Cambodia's Labour Ministry is to drop two contentious clauses from a proposed minimum wage law that would have prevented independent researc...

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Businesses warned over post-Brexit chemicals impact 19 Oct 2017

Keith Nuthall

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has warned of the major impact on British and European Union (EU) textile and clothing companies, especially those with integrated upstream fabric and finishing units, should the UK push ahead with quitting the European Union (EU) as planned in 2019.


Bangladesh Accord in limbo on high court ruling 19 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Bangladesh's High Court is understood to have halted the implementation of a second term of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety due to its tenure being extended without the Government's approval.


EU again urged to probe Bangladesh labour law failings 19 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Unions are piling pressure on the European Commission to make good on its promise to launch a probe into Bangladesh after the country's government failed to make vital reforms to ensure its garment industry complies with core international labour standards.


HanesBrands on track for Q3, acquires Alternative Apparel 19 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

HanesBrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has announced preliminary third-quarter results it says are in line with company guidance amid the news it has acquired privately held Alternative Apparel, a marketer of better apparel basics, for US$60m.


NAFTA negotiations to extend into 2018 amid frustration 19 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

After four rounds and 22 days of talks squeezed into just over two months, negotiators working to remodernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have admitted to new challenges in the discussions, which are now expected to extend into the first quarter of next year.


Esprit sets new guidelines on sustainability progress 19 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

Hong Kong based fashion brand Esprit has made "significant progress" in its sustainability efforts over the course of the last year, and set out new guidelines to help orientate its next steps – including a requirement for all suppliers to publish wastewater data publicly.


Target unveils new climate policy and goals 19 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

US department store retailer Target Corp has rolled out a new climate policy, committing to a "more sustainable, stronger, cleaner supply chain."


Target develops disability-friendly apparel under Cat & Jack 19 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

US department store retailer Target Corp has revealed a selection of clothing for children who may experience difficulty dressing under its largest-ever private label apparel brand, Cat & Jack.


Puma raises FY guidance amid "strong" Q3 19 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

In light of a "strong" third-quarter increase in sales and profitability, as well as the positive business outlook for the fourth quarter, German sportswear brand Puma has raised its full-year guidance for the third time this year.


Two of Australia's fashion industry bodies to merge 19 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Two of Australia's textile and fashion industry organisations are to merge, saying the move will result in a more influential body that is aligned around helping all parts of the industry ecosystem to grow.


Wolford axes more jobs amid restructuring 19 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

Austrian hosiery business Wolford is to axe a further 15 jobs as part of its cost reduction programme, which has already seen its workforce cut by 41 full-time positions since July.


Helly Hansen acquires Musto, boosts UK presence 19 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

Norwegian outdoor clothing brand Helly Hansen has inked a definitive agreement to acquire British specialist clothing brand Musto from Phoenix Equity Partners and other shareholders in a move that enhances its presence in the UK outdoor market and boosts its growth strategy.


BCBG Max Azria ordered to quit Europe by month-end 19 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

The French unit of troubled US-based fashion brand BCBG Max Azria has been ordered to cease all of its European operations by 31 October.


eBay has "aggressive plans" to grow in fashion 19 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Online marketplace eBay has confirmed plans to bolster its presence in the apparel industry, following last month's partnership deal with high-end fashion retailer Spring.


Cambodia drops contentious clauses from wage law 18 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's Labour Ministry is to drop two contentious clauses from a proposed minimum wage law that would have prevented independent research into the annual negotiation process and established labour courts to resolve disputes.


Target turns to technology to speed factory inspections 18 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

As part of ongoing efforts to increase transparency across its global supply chain, US department store retailer Target Corp is rolling out a new technology platform to boost the speed and quality of product inspections at 50 of its apparel vendors in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.


Nanollose IPO to fund plant-free fibre research 18 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Australian technology company Nanollose is to commence trading on the Australian Stock Exchange after raising AUD5m (US$5m) under a well-supported IPO. 


Fung Retailing units digitalise with PLM 18 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Two key business units of Fung Retailing Group have invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution as part of plans to digitalise their merchandise planning and design processes and share information seamlessly between Europe and Asia.


Tommy Hilfiger tackles difficulties of self-dressing 18 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

Building on the success of a similar collection for children earlier this year, PVH's Tommy Hilfiger business has developed a new clothing line for adults who may experience difficulty dressing themselves.


Zalando cautions on potential Q3 earnings loss 18 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

Berlin-based fashion e-tailer Zalando warned it may post a loss in the third quarter amid plans to expand it business model beyond fashion.


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