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Cambodia urged to upskill garment sector to Industry 4.0 level

A study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has suggested Cambodia should consider developing industry transformation maps in key sectors...

JD Sports explores funding options to fuel expansion

UK sports retailer JD Sports has confirmed it is exploring additional funding options to allow it to invest in future strategic opportunitie...

Boohoo strikes GBP55m deal to acquire Debenhams brand

UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group has inked a deal to buy the Debenhams brand for GBP55m (US$75.2m) in a move aimed at furthering...

Sales at UK clothing stores saw record decline in 2020

UK clothing stores were hardest hit by retail restrictions in 2020, new figures show, with the sector reporting a 25.1% slump in sales volum...

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Cambodia urged to upskill garment sector to Industry 4.0 level 27 Jan 2021

Hannah Abdulla

A study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has suggested Cambodia should consider developing industry transformation maps in key sectors to enable the transition to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) with adequate investment in skills development for new and repositioned jobs.


Quiz takes 73% sales hit in H1 as Covid bites 27 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

Quiz saw sales plummet by almost three-quarters in the first half in comparison to the prior-year period as restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic saw stores forced to close and demand for occasionwear wane. 


PrimaLoft adds recycled content to Cross Core insulation 27 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

Performance fabric specialist PrimaLoft is increasing the use of post-consumer recycled content in its high-performance Cross Core insulations.


Tesco launches first sustainability-linked bond of EUR750m 27 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

UK supermarket retailer Tesco has launched a bond that, for the first time, is linked to the company’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Allied Feather + Down develops quick-drying down insulation 27 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

Allied Feather + Down has developed a chemical-free, fast-drying, anti-microbial down insulation that is said to retain performance and reduce energy consumption.


More agile supply chains will reshape sporting goods sector 26 Jan 2021

Leonie Barrie

Future-proofing sporting goods supply chains requires bold strategies, with a raised bar on agility, stronger supply chain partnerships, and near-shoring among top options being considered by industry executives.


Biden signs 'Made in America' executive order 26 Jan 2021

Hannah Abdulla

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order aimed at strengthening domestic manufacturing and US supply chains in government procurement.


JD Sports explores funding options to fuel expansion 26 Jan 2021

Hannah Abdulla

UK sports retailer JD Sports has confirmed it is exploring additional funding options to allow it to invest in future strategic opportunities, as reports surfaced it is in talks for a GBP400m (US$547.9m) share sale as it eyes further expansion opportunities.


Cambodia approves $16m garment investment projects 27 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

Three investment projects for new garment factories totalling around US$16.6m and creating nearly 2,500 jobs have been given the go-ahead in Cambodia.


US, EU textile industries urge suspension of tariffs 26 Jan 2021

Hannah Abdulla

More than 70 US and European trade associations, including those from the footwear and apparel sectors, have issued an urgent call to their governments to remove or suspend tariffs related to the civil aircraft, steel and aluminium disputes, which they say are harming industries.


Project to scale resource-efficient cotton farming 26 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

A new two-year project has launched to pilot what is described as a radically resource-efficient cotton farming technology, with the goal of ultimately scaling the solution in key regions where cotton agriculture is challenged by limited resources such as water and few solutions for pest control.


Blockchain solution to trace Australian wool chain of custody 26 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), the research, development and marketing organisation for the Australian wool industry, has partnered with blockchain firm Everledger to trace the wool chain of custody from farm to consumer.


US urged to hold online marketplaces liable for fakes 26 Jan 2021

Hannah Abdulla

Online marketplaces could be held liable for fakes sold on their platforms, should a call for the introduction of legislation for secondary trademark infringement liability in the US be heeded by government.


H&M and Lee partner on sustainable denim line 27 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has partnered with denim giant Lee to launch what they claim is the next generation of more sustainable denim, with advances at every stage of design and production.


NRF names sustainability vice president 26 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has hired Scot Case as vice president for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.


9 ways the fashion industry can take corporate climate action 26 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

Tackling supply chain emissions can be revolutionary in the global fight against climate change, a new report has found, with the fashion industry among the eight supply chains accounting for more than half of all global greenhouse gas emissions.


Rocky Brands to acquire Honeywell footwear business 27 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

US apparel and footwear company Rocky Brands has struck a deal to acquire the performance and lifestyle footwear business of Honeywell International, including The Original Muck Boot Company and Xtratuf footwear brands, for US$230m.


New vegan verification test launches for apparel 26 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

Eurofins Chem-MAP, a provider of chemical management testing and auditing services, has developed a new Vegan Society-registered verification testing programme created specifically for the apparel and footwear sector.


Serai launches raw material traceability solution 26 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

HSBC's business-to-business apparel trade platform Serai has strengthened its offering with the launch of a traceability solution that allows businesses to track cotton and other raw material going into their product.


ZDHC expands wastewater guidelines to include leather 25 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

The ZDHC Foundation, which is working to reduce the textile and clothing industry's chemical footprint, has expanded the scope of its wastewater guidelines to include leather.


Mothercare expects "small" FY loss amid shift to AIM 25 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

UK mother and baby goods retailer Mothercare expects to make a small EBITDA loss for the full year as it prepares to delist from the main market amid a move to the AIM.


Adidas, Kering among top 100 most sustainable firms 25 Jan 2021

Hannah Abdulla

French luxury goods group Kering and German sporting goods giant Adidas have been named among the most sustainable companies in the world in the Corporate Knights 2021 annual Global 100 ranking.


DBT Fibre to bring Polylana to Europe 25 Jan 2021

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch clean-tech startup The Movement – maker of Polylana Fiber – has announced a partnership with Italy's DBT Fibre to accelerate the use of low-impact and traceable fibres for the European fashion and textile market.


American Eagle to close over 200 stores under new strategy 25 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

US apparel brand American Eagle Outfitters Inc has outlined plans to close more than 200 of its namesake branded stores, while growing its Aerie brand in order to hit revenues of US$2bn.


Debenhams deal casts doubt on the future of department stores – What the analysts say 25 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group is set to acquire the global rights to the Debenhams brands and its websites in a GBP55m (US$75.2m) deal as it steps closer to achieving its goal of creating the UK's largest marketplace. The move will help it grow into new categories including beauty, sport, and homeware and raises the question of the relevance of traditional department stores in a post-pandemic environment.


Lawmakers call for US textile manufacturing support for PPE 25 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

Two US lawmakers are calling on President Joe Biden to prioritise purchasing ‘Made in America’ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and have highlighted the efforts of the country’s textile industry in ramping up production during the pandemic.


Boohoo strikes GBP55m deal to acquire Debenhams brand 25 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group has inked a deal to buy the Debenhams brand for GBP55m (US$75.2m) in a move aimed at furthering its ambition to create the UK's largest marketplace and grow into new categories including beauty, sport, and homeware.


Asos in exclusive talks to buy Arcadia brands 25 Jan 2021

Michelle Russell

UK online fast fashion retailer Asos is said to be the frontrunner to acquire the Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge brands from retail giant Arcadia.


ULAC snaps up kidswear specialist TicTacToe 25 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

United Legwear & Apparel Co. (ULAC) has acquired TicTacToe, a brand of infant, toddler, and children's legwear, accessories, and apparel.


Fashion brands accused of failing to protect worker rights 22 Jan 2021

Beth Wright

Non-enforceable initiatives and voluntary commitments by garment brands have failed to protect workers' human rights, according to a new report that is calling for mandatory and comprehensive human rights due diligence covering the entire value chain.


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