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Saturday, October 1, 2016
Dcore adds odour control to workout wear  (2016-09-28)
  After a three-year test period, Swedish fitness wear brand Dcore is rolling out a built-in odour protection technology across its expanded range of workout wear.
Special sewing construction enhances Munsingwear down gilet  (2016-09-29)
  Japanese sportswear maker Descente Ltd has unveiled what it says is a lighter and warmer down gilet produced using a "special" sewing method that prevents feathers coming out of the seams.
American Eagle Outfitters taps Ralph Lauren's Madore as CFO  (2016-09-30)
  US apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has appointed former Ralph Lauren finance chief, Bob Madore, as its new CFO. 
John Lewis MD Street steps down for political role  (2016-09-30)
  Andy Street, the managing director of UK department store retailer John Lewis, has stepped down from his role following a 31-year career with the group. 
UK consumer confidence rebounds in September  (2016-09-30)
  Confidence among UK consumers saw an improvement in September, rebounding to pre-Brexit levels last seen in June, according to new figures. 
UK women's trainer sales overtake high heels for first time  (2016-09-30)
   With 37% of UK women who have bought footwear n the last year buying trainers, sales for sports shoes has overtaken those for high heels for the first time, driven in the main by women aged 35 to 44.
H&M launches new Close the Loop denim collection  (2016-09-30)
  Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has unveiled its latest sustainable clothing collection, featuring classic denim and blue styles made using recycled cotton and wool as part of its mission to create a circular supply chain.
Cambodia raises garment worker minimum wage to US$153  (2016-09-30)
  Cambodia's government is raising the monthly minimum wage for workers in the country's textile, garment and footwear sector from US$140 to $153, with the increase to take effect from January 2017.
Target chief digital officer leaves after 4 months  (2016-09-28)
  After just four months in the role, US retailer Target Corp's recently promoted chief digital officer Jason Goldberger has left the company.
Stein Mart makes CEO switch amid falling sales  (2016-09-30)
  Stein Mart CEO and chief merchandising officer Dawn Robertson has stepped down as the off-price fashion retailer revealed lower sales for its third-quarter and a narrowing of gross margin.
H&M Q3 earnings tumble on strong dollar  (2016-09-30)
  Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) saw its earnings tumble in the third quarter, hurt by increased markdowns and higher purchasing costs from the strengthened US dollar.
EU apparel groups continue to support TTIP talks  (2016-09-30)
  European business groups, including those representing the apparel, textile and footwear industries, are calling for strong political support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), ahead of the 15th round of talks next week.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2016-09-30)
  The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why a lack of e-commerce is impacting value fashion retailer Primark, how Nike is gearing towards digital design to push sales, and stalling apparel export growth in Vietnam.
Global brands back training for Pakistan cotton farmers  (2016-09-29)
  Around 200,000 Pakistani cotton farmers are set to benefit from a global cotton industry partnership that will train them on issues such as sustainability in farming and child labour thanks to funding from brands such as H&M and Levi Strauss & Co. 
WTO Public Forum calls for inclusive global trade agenda  (2016-09-29)
  Amid slowing growth in world trade and an increasing public backlash against trade and globalisation, ministers and business leaders have called for an agenda for inclusive trade focusing on the needs of small business owners and more vulnerable sectors of society in order to ensure continued public support for open markets.