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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Gerber to unveil AutoMatch stripe and plaid matching tool  (2017-08-16)
  Apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology is to unveil a new Gerbercutter Z1 with AutoMatch stripe and plaid matching solution next month.
Chinese swimwear brand hailed for using Repreve   (2017-08-16)
  Finch Designs, a swimwear brand that uses the Repreve recycled filament fibre, has become the first China-based brand to be awarded the Project JUST Seal of Approval for its commitment to transparency and building a sustainable supply chain.
Dutch fashion brand Mexx brand sold to RNF Holding  (2017-08-16)
  Global fashion brand Mexx is back in Dutch hands after being sold by Turkish company Eroglu Holding to RNF Holding, a Dutch-based sports and fashion business.
Researchers power wearable devices with printed batteries  (2017-08-16)
  Researchers at the University of Manchester are a step closer to powering wearable technology devices without the need for cumbersome battery packs by printing flexible batteries directly on to fabric.
Athleisure to take UK sports clothing market to new heights   (2017-08-16)
  The UK sports clothing market is expected to reach new heights this year, climbing 8% on 2016 to reach GBP2.5bn (US$3.2bn) thanks to the continued growth of the athleisure category.
US-based Trybus Group to open garment factory in Ethiopia  (2017-08-16)
  US-based men's wear producer Trybus Group is expanding its supply chain into Ethiopia, becoming the latest company to set up a new factory in the country.
Global brands urge Mexico to take steps to protect worker rights  (2017-08-16)
  14 clothing brands including Adidas, C&A, Inditex and Nike have called upon Mexico's government to improve the labour justice system and its guarantees for worker rights. 
Target raises FY guidance amid "encouraging" Q2  (2017-08-16)
  US retail giant Target has raised its full year guidance after booking what it called "encouraging" second-quarter results as sales crept up and its work to improve the business starts to pay dividends, thanks in part to what one analyst says is the retailer's exclusive new brands - including Cat & Jack - and the overhaul of its stores.
Laura Ashley girls' dresses recalled on choking hazard  (2017-08-16)
  The American licensee for Laura Ashley brand girls' dresses has recalled a floral dress with flower petals that can detach, posing a potential choking hazard to children.
CanopyStyle founder among Fabric of Change winners   (2017-08-15)
  Nicole Rycroft, founder and executive director of the CanopyStyle forest-friendly sourcing initiative, is among the first winners of a new fund launched to help bring innovative ideas to scale.
US and Cambodia to tackle trade facilitation and IPR  (2017-08-15)
  The United States and Cambodia have agreed to establish a number of working group to tackle issues including intellectual property, after the Office of the US Trade Representative earlier this year expressed concerns over the wide availability of fake garments in Cambodia.
Coach books double-digit Q4 and FY profit hikes  (2017-08-15)
  Accessories business Coach Inc has seen its net income soar by more than 86% in the fourth quarter, but shares fell as it reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales.
TrimTec leather label production line launches in Vietnam  (2017-08-15)
  Eco-friendly leather manufacturer ISA TanTec has set up its TrimTec production line in Saigon, becoming what is thought to be one of the first leather label manufacturers in Vietnam.
Under Armour boss resigns from Trump manufacturing council  (2017-08-15)
  The boss of US apparel and footwear group, Under Armour, insists the company remains resolute in its "potential and ability to improve American manufacturing" following his resignation from President Trump's American Manufacturing Council - a move believed to be prompted by widespread disapproval of Trump's failure to condemn white nationalist groups, following violent clashes in Virginia over the weekend.
Bestseller joins the Global Fashion Agenda  (2017-08-15)
  Danish apparel company Bestseller has joined the likes of Swedish fashion giant H&M, US department store retailer Target Corp, and French luxury goods group Kering as a strategic partner in the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), a group working to set a common direction for industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.

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