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Sunday, March 25, 2018
Boardriders reaffirms Billabong acquisition  (2018-03-23)
  Boardriders Inc, the global action sports and lifestyle company that owns and operates the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands, has reaffirmed its proposed acquisition of Billabong is in the best interest of all shareholders.
Donna Karan and DKNY to go fur-free  (2018-03-23)
  Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group has announced its Donna Karan and DKNY brand will no longer use animal fur in its products.
Tapestry names Bakst Kate Spade CEO  (2018-03-23)
  Accessories business Tapestry, formerly known as Coach Inc, has named former Michael Kors executive Anna Bakst as CEO and brand president of Kate Spade.
Bold Metrics develops AI tool for garment size and fit  (2018-03-23)
  Bold Metrics, the developer of algorithmic body measurement prediction technology, has added a new tool that allows apparel brands to take a more data-driven approach when designing clothes and ready-to-wear sizing.
Next earnings tumble amid difficult clothing market  (2018-03-23)
  UK clothing and homewares retailer Next Plc has seen its annual profits fall by 8% as the company described 2017 as the most challenging year it has faced for 25 years.
Nike in Q3 loss amid Tax Act, acquires Zodiac  (2018-03-23)
  Shares in Nike Inc slipped this morning (23 March) after a 4.47% hike in after-hours trading as the US sporting goods giant booked a loss in its third-quarter and announced the acquisition of a leading consumer data analytics firm as part of its Consumer Direct Offense strategy.
US textile industry "cannot afford to rest on its laurels"  (2018-03-23)
  The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has endorsed President Donald Trump's view that US trading relationships must be rooted in fairness and reciprocity - but has called on the Administration to include textiles in any laws or regulations that would strengthen "buy American" and invest more in recruitment and automation for the industry.
UK companies failing to comply with anti-slavery law  (2018-03-23)
  Thousands of UK companies are failing to meet standards set out by the Government's UK Modern Slavery Act, new figures show, with only a few leading companies demonstrating real efforts to tackle modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.
Trump requests trade negotiating authority extension  (2018-03-23)
  US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to extend trade authorities procedures for a further three years, in a move he claims would help drive new and better trade deals.
Steel spat escalates as China slaps tariffs on $3bn of US imports  (2018-03-23)
  China has slapped tariffs on US$3bn of American imports in retaliation for President Donald Trump's measures on steel and aluminium shipments.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-03-23)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the punitive tariffs President Donald Trump is preparing to impose on Chinese imports into the United States - which could include apparel and footwear - and the potential winners and losers in the global garment trade, how Vietnam's apparel sector is set to reap the benefits oft he Comprehensive and Progressive Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and former New Look CEO Anders Kristiansen is to replace Esprit chief Jose Martinez later this year.
Trump set to waive metal tariffs for EU and six other countries  (2018-03-23)
  US President Donald Trump appears to have capitulated on his pledge to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminium from the European Union and six other countries.
JC Penney joins Cotton Leads programme  (2018-03-22)
  JC Penney has joined more than 500 companies from across the global supply chain who have signed up to the Cotton Leads programme, which supports responsible production practices by cotton growers in the US and Australia.
Instagram brings seamless online shopping to the UK  (2018-03-22)
  Social media platform Instagram has taken its next steps towards "seamless" shopping, launching a new feature that will provide UK consumers with an easier way to shop online.
Ted Baker shares slide on challenging outlook  (2018-03-22)
  UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker saw its share price slide 5.5% in morning trading after cautioning on a challenging global trading environment looking ahead.