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EU-Vietnam trade agreement to be signed on Sunday

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is set to be signed on Sunday (30 June), after clearing another hurdle on its way to coming into...

EU monitoring mission assesses Cambodia human rights

The European Union (EU) has sent a monitoring mission to Cambodia to assess the human and labour rights situation in the country as part of...

Pentland Brands launches ethical trade app to tackle modern slavery

UK-based Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has launched a new app to help people throughout...

Apparel groups concerned at Myanmar labour law reforms

Business groups representing international garment, footwear, and travel goods buyers have written to the government of Myanmar to express t...

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Polartec appoints new CEO following its acquisition 26 Jun 2019

Leonie Barrie

Steve Layton has been named president of the Polartec business, moving across from its new owner Milliken & Company where he worked on the Westex by Milliken flame resistant textiles business.

Textile Exchange adds SupplyShift assessment tools 26 Jun 2019

Leonie Barrie

SupplyShift, an online platform for collecting and measuring critical sustainability data across the supply chain, is teaming up with Textile Exchange in a bid to accelerate responsible sourcing practices in the global textile and apparel sector.

New US bill addresses congressional concerns over tariff hikes 26 Jun 2019

Leonie Barrie

Concerns over tariff increases like those imposed by the Trump administration during the past year have prompted a US lawmaker to introduce a bill that would strengthen congressional authority over any new or additional tariff plans.

Burberry sets new GHG targets for extended supply chain 26 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

British luxury fashion brand Burberry has announced two new climate goals approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), building on its existing environmental pledges and for the first time setting targets for greenhouse gas emissions that apply to its extended supply chain.

Lectra's latest Modaris emphasises 3D virtual prototyping 26 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

Technology specialist Lectra has launched the latest version of its Modaris pattern making, grading and prototyping 2D/3D solution to offer greater speed, efficiency and precision in product development.

G20 trade restrictions continue at historic highs 26 Jun 2019

Leonie Barrie

International trade restrictions are sitting at the second-highest level on record, and threaten to hold back the global economy through increased uncertainty, lower investment and weaker trade growth, a new report warns.

New certification for ethical supply chains 26 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) has released a new set of standards designed to help companies assess the ethical, ecological and economic aspects of their supply chains.

Gerber Technology offers software subscription bundles 26 Jun 2019

Leonie Barrie

Gerber Technology is expanding the options to purchase and adopt its softwear by offering subscription-based bundles to a range of tools.

YKK develops 'easy close' zipper 26 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

Japanese fastener business YKK has launched a new zipper for use in clothing that has been designed to be easier to open and close.

EU-Vietnam trade agreement to be signed on Sunday 25 Jun 2019

Leonie Barrie

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is set to be signed on Sunday (30 June), after clearing another hurdle on its way to coming into force. 

Turkmenistan retains lowest ranking on forced labour 25 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

The US is continuing to take a strong stand against the use of forced labour in cotton production by keeping Turkmenistan at the lowest possible ranking in its annual anti-trafficking report.

Spandex fibre sales set to hit 1 million tonnes by 2020 25 Jun 2019

Leonie Barrie

The global spandex market is growing at more than double the rate of all fibres activity, with sales set to pass 1 million tonnes next year as the stretch fibre firmly establishes itself as a core textile product.

New Look returns to FY profit but sales slide 25 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

The turnaround strategy at New Look appears to be paying off after the UK fashion retailer returned to underlying profitability in its last full year, yet the company admits there is still more work to do. 

SMCP in exclusive talks to acquire De Fursac 25 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

SMCP, the owner of Parisian fashion brands Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot, is in talks to acquire French menswear brand De Fursac.

Lenzing sets net-zero CO2 emissions target by 2050 25 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

Lenzing Group has pledged to invest EUR100m (US$113.8m) over the coming years to reduce carbon emissions both inside its operations and in its supply chain as it aims to become the world's first carbon neutral fibre producer.

Recyclable plastic hanger to tackle landfill issue 25 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

Dutch company Arch & Hook (A&H), which claims to be the world's first global sustainable hanger brand, has today (25 June) released its first 100% recyclable plastic hanger made from up to 100% recycled materials.

Peak Performance picks PLM to manage growth 25 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

Swedish outdoor and sports fashion brand Peak Performance has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to better manage its growth and international expansion strategy. 

New tariffs could lift US apparel prices by 5% 24 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

The trade association representing US retailers claims American consumers would pay $4.4bn more each year for apparel and $2.5bn more for footwear if the US goes ahead with an additional 25% tariffs on US$300bn worth of Chinese goods.

US children's wear importer charged with customs fraud 24 Jun 2019

Leonie Barrie

The CEO of a children’s apparel company headquartered in Manhattan faces criminal and civil charges over a million-dollar customs fraud.

H&M trials Maersk carbon-neutral fuel product 24 Jun 2019

Beth Wright

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has taken part in the pilot of a new carbon neutral ocean fuel product launched by global logistics company Maersk, which could help in the move towards greener solutions in commercial transport.

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