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UK retailers smash 2020 emissions reduction target 12 May 2021

Michelle Russell

Leading UK retailers have smashed 2020 carbon reduction targets, with emissions almost halving since 2005, new data shows.

Scott Sports centralises systems with PLM 12 May 2021

Beth Wright

International sports brand Scott Sports has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to harmonise product data and processes across its entire infrastructure to create a central base for improved workflows.

Bhartiya International becomes Chem-Map approved partner 12 May 2021

Michelle Russell

Indian leather goods maker Bhartiya International Ltd has become a Eurofins Chem-MAP approved partner following a chemical management audit.

3D adoption in denim will grow as sustainability gathers pace 13 May 2021

Hannah Abdulla

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the adoption of 3D design technologies with experts believing this is only the start as more brands look to operate more sustainably.

New guidelines to safeguard organic cotton 12 May 2021

Beth Wright

The Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) has released new guidelines to provide the textile sector with a key tool for safeguarding the integrity of organic cotton at seed level.

Policy change could help fashion clean up its sustainability act 11 May 2021

Michelle Russell

Investment and policy change will help the global fashion industry improve its sustainability performance, but brands should also not wait for the perfect solution and act now, according to speakers at a recent webinar hosted by Global Fashion Agenda (GFA).

Victoria's Secret to go public under new plans 11 May 2021

Hannah Abdulla

Victoria’s Secret will become an independent publicly-traded company under new plans to separate the brand from Bath and Body Works, its owner L Brands has announced.

Joules raises FY outlook on store and digital growth 11 May 2021

Beth Wright

British lifestyle brand Joules anticipates the group’s revenue and profit before tax for the 2021 full-year will be ahead of current analyst consensus expectations of GBP187m (US$264.5m) in revenue and GBP4.1m in pre-tax profit before exceptional items.

UK clothing maker eyes 40% productivity boost with new tech 11 May 2021

Hannah Abdulla

UK textile manufacturer Cookson & Clegg (C&C) is expecting a 40% productivity boost through a digital transformation project.

Covid-19 surge puts India clothing sector on the rack 17 May 2021

Raghavendra Verma

The ability of India's clothing industry to serve overseas buyers has been devastated by the country's ongoing second Covid-19 wave, with a collapse in domestic orders, workers fleeing urban areas and disrupted upstream supplies slashing industry capacity.

Chemicals firm Devan adds to bio-based textile finishes 11 May 2021

Michelle Russell

Textile innovator Devan Chemicals has added two more products to its range of bio-based textile finishes.

Coats unveils biodegradable thread 11 May 2021

Beth Wright

Industrial thread maker Coats has developed a new biodegradable thread to support customers’ sustainability agendas.

Cotton made in Africa now used in more than 276m items 11 May 2021

Beth Wright

Some 60 retailers and brands brought a record 276m Cotton made in Africa (CmiA)-labelled textiles to market in 2020 — a 120% increase over the previous year.

Supply chain platform Fashinza expands global reach to US 11 May 2021

Michelle Russell

Global B2B apparel supply chain platform Fashinza is expanding its global reach to the US where it is partnering with a number of leading brands.

PacSun names new co-CEOs in leadership reshuffle 11 May 2021

Beth Wright

Specialty retailer PacSun has announced a leadership transition whereby Alfred Chang, PacSun president, and Michael Relich, interim CEO of parent company PSEB Group, will be elevated to co-CEOs.

Apparel sector slow on AI uptake 10 May 2021

Hannah Abdulla

The apparel sector has been identified as one of the slowest when it comes to the adoption of future technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, according to a new study by GlobalData.

JD Sports snaps up menswear retailer Oi Polloi 10 May 2021

Michelle Russell

Sports retail giant JD Sports has acquired Manchester-based cult clothing brand Oi Polloi.

Delta Apparel Q2 surpasses expectations 10 May 2021

Beth Wright

Activewear and lifestyle apparel maker Delta Apparel has reported stronger than expected financial results for its second quarter, with double-digit sales growth and profitability expansion in both business segments.

Authentic Brands Group and Sparc to acquire Eddie Bauer 10 May 2021

Beth Wright

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and Sparc Group have inked a deal to acquire outdoor outfitter Eddie Bauer from PSEB Group, an operating company owned by Golden Gate Capital.

3DLook partners with Dickie's to improve online fit 10 May 2021

Michelle Russell

Body data platform 3DLook has partnered with VF Corp’s Dickies brand to launch a pilot that will enable customers to benefit from a personalised fitting experience on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global platform in China.

New study trials digital tags to measure clothing use 10 May 2021

Hannah Abdulla

A new project has been launched to determine whether tracing technologies can be used to generate data on the durability of a garment and incentivise clothing manufacturers to make clothes that are used more often and for longer.

US retail imports set new record as economy recovers 10 May 2021

Beth Wright

Imports at major US retail container ports hit a new record this spring and volume during the first half of 2021 is expected to be a third higher than last year as the economy continues to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

US trade deficit in goods rises 5.6% in March 10 May 2021

Beth Wright

The US trade deficit in goods and services rose by 5.6% in March, reflecting an increase in the goods deficit of US$3.6bn and a decline in the services surplus of $0.3bn.

JCPenney axes 650 jobs 7 May 2021

Beth Wright

JCPenney has reduced its workforce by about 650 positions as it continues to focus on its turnaround under new owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Asset Management.

Tech tax threat would "punish" US apparel companies 7 May 2021

Leonie Barrie

Plans by the Biden Administration to impose punitive tariffs of up to 25% on a raft of items – including textiles and clothing – imported from Australia, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom are being strongly opposed by US brands, retailers and importers.

Joules establishes ESG-linked financing facility 7 May 2021

Beth Wright

British lifestyle brand Joules has extended and converted its current credit facility with Barclays Bank to an Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) linked financing arrangement.

Sainsbury’s taps former John Lewis MD as clothing director 7 May 2021

Beth Wright

UK supermarket group Sainsbury's has named Paula Nickolds, the former managing director of John Lewis, as its new general merchandise and clothing commercial director.

Textile project to make Denmark circular frontrunner 7 May 2021

Leonie Barrie

Some of Denmark’s largest fashion and textile players have joined forces in a new recycling technology and circular design project whose ultimate aim is to recycle all textile waste in the country.

Timberland launches first products made with Haitian cotton 7 May 2021

Beth Wright

Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is rolling out the first products made with Community Cotton fibre sourced from its supply chain in Haiti following its five-year journey to reintroduce cotton farming to the country.

Sportswear specialism and DTC drive Adidas resilience 7 May 2021

GlobalData Retail

Adidas's sportswear specialism has driven an impressive rebound from the impacts of Covid-19, as consumers' heightened interest in fitness and desire for comfortable apparel caused its revenue to increase by EUR887m to EUR5.27bn during Q1 FY2021.





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