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Monday, April 27, 2015
Trade Promotion Authority takes a step forward  (2015-04-24)
  Just a few days after the introduction of a package of bills to help invigorate a long-delayed US trade agenda, both the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have passed the legislation.
India garment unions plan joint organisation  (2015-04-24)
  Unions in India's textile and garment sector have agreed to work towards the joint organisation of workers.
Bayer launches eco-friendly polyurethanes  (2015-04-24)
  Bayer Materialscience has unveiled Impranil Eco - a new range of waterborne, bio-based polyurethane (PU) dispersions with a renewable content of up to 65%.
Government urged to act on clothing sustainability  (2015-04-24)
  Government support is needed to help retailers address the issue of sustainable clothing consumption, according to new research.
Australian fashion firms lack supply chain visibility  (2015-04-24)
  Australian fashion brands still aren't doing enough to protect workers in their international supply chains, with many lacking full transparency and a knowledge of where their raw materials are sourced, a new report has found.
Event to spark debate on sustainability in fashion  (2015-04-23)
  A conference taking place in June aims to spark debate on ways in which the textile and clothing industry can take a step-change in its approach to sustainability in terms of design, technology and collaborative action.
French Connection shares fall on profit warning  (2015-04-24)
  UK fashion retailer French Connection has seen its share price decline 18% this morning (24 April) after warning its full-year performance will be below market expectations.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2015-04-24)
  The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that Chinese investment could flow into the Moroccan clothing and textile manufacturing industry, Benetton doubling its compensation for Rana Plaza victims to $1.6m, and an analysis of Adidas Group's annual sustainability report.
Gymboree "pleased" with Q4 progress  (2015-04-24)
  US children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corporation said it is pleased with the progress it made in the fourth quarter as it reduced its net losses and booked increases in both sales and gross margins.
Steve Madden reaffirms FY despite Q1 declines  (2015-04-24)
  US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has reaffirmed its full-year outlook despite recording a decline in first-quarter earnings and a narrowing of gross margin.
Acquisitions drive Hanesbrands record Q1  (2015-04-24)
  Apparel business Hanesbrands announced record revenue figures for the first quarter, buoyed by the impact of new acquisitions DBApparel, Maidenform and Gear for Sports.
Gap's woes "not so easy to fix"  (2015-04-24)
  Gap is "not close" to finding the right formula to turn around the Gap brand's fortunes in the US market, an analyst believes.
Unifi Q3 profit doubles despite sales drop  (2015-04-23)
  Yarn manufacturer Unifi has said it will continue to evaluate opportunities to increase capacity in the CAFTA and NAFTA regions after more than doubling its third-quarter profit.
UK retail sales enjoy "bumper" March  (2015-04-23)
  UK retail sales continued to increase in what has been described as a "bumper" March, with total sales up in almost all categories, including apparel and footwear.
TJX chairman Cammarata to retire  (2015-04-23)
  Bernard Cammarata, the chairman and founder of US off-price retailer The TJX Companies is to retire.