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Thursday, October 30, 2014
UK clothing spend set to grow 3.5% this Christmas  (2014-10-30)
  Clothing and footwear is one of the categories set for the biggest growth in spending across the UK this Christmas, according to new research.
Turkey launches anti-dumping probe against US cotton  (2014-10-30)
  Turkey's Ministry of the Economy has launched an anti-dumping investigation against imports of US cotton, the National Cotton Council has said.
US hails Bangladesh factory progress  (2014-10-30)
  The US government has welcomed the progress made by Bangladesh in addressing concerns over worker safety in the country's garment factories.
Fjällräven makes promise on down sustainability  (2014-10-30)
  Outdoor clothing business Fjällräven has made what it calls a "Down Promise" that its products will use only ethically produced down of the highest quality.
Steve Madden Q3 hurt by "lack of trends"  (2014-10-30)
  US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has posted softer than expected results in the third quarter, weighed down by lower sales and a "lack of fashion footwear trends."
Tanzania garment sector seeks investment  (2014-10-30)
  The Tanzanian government has published a guide to its textile and garment sub-sector in an effort to attract increased international investment into the country.
UK Primark supplier goes into administration  (2014-10-30)
  Value fashion retailer Primark says it stopped placing orders with one of its UK supplier that has since gone into administration.
Twin acquisitions boost Hanesbrands Q3  (2014-10-30)
  Apparel group Hanesbrands enjoyed a strong third quarter thanks to good sales and profit contributions from new acquisitions DBApparel and Maidenform.
Retailers react to India forced labour allegations  (2014-10-30)
  A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M blacklisting one of the five named.
Jockey signs Dream Lounge licensing deal  (2014-10-30)
  US apparel maker Jockey International has signed a licensing deal with loungewear firm, the Dream Lounge, to launch a range of thermals for men and women.
Tageos signs RFID licensing deal with Round Rock  (2014-10-30)
  RFID label maker Tageos has entered into a patent licensing agreement with Round Rock Research in a bid to strengthen its position and support the adoption of UHF RFID for apparel retailers and brands.
Stockmann to cut jobs as it reveals Q2 loss  (2014-10-30)
  Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group is to cut around 380 jobs at its Seppala fashion chain, as it looks to ramp up efforts to improve group profitability.
Raymond shares tumble on Q2 profit decline  (2014-10-30)
  Indian textile and clothing group Raymond Ltd saw its share price tumble 4.37% after revealing a drop in second-quarter earnings.
Ralph Lauren cuts FY sales outlook  (2014-10-29)
  US apparel giant Ralph Lauren remains optimistic despite revealing lower second-quarter earnings and cutting its full-year sales outlook.
Africa's largest free trade area to launch  (2014-10-29)
  The Tripartite Sectoral Committee, comprising ministers from three trade blocs covering East and Southern Africa, has agreed on the launch of Africa's largest free trade area.