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Friday, February 24, 2017
Union building project boosts recruitment in India  (2017-02-23)
  A union building project has boosted recruitment in India, with affiliates of IndustriAll global union organising more than 63,000 new members since 2014 - 19,993 of whom are from the textile, garments, shoe and leather sector.
Lectra supply chain programme protects data   (2017-02-22)
  Technology specialist Lectra has unveiled a new supply chain programme, designed to control the chain of data between brands, retailers and suppliers, and reduce time to market.
Billabong to sell Tigerlily for AUD60m  (2017-02-23)
  Australian surfwear company Billabong International has revealed plans to sell its Tigerlily swimwear brand for AUD$60m (US$46.1m).
Researchers call for highly fluorinated chemical regulation  (2017-02-23)
  Researchers from Sweden, Switzerland, and the US are calling for regulation of the entire class of highly fluorinated chemicals, some of which are used to provide water-repellancy and stain-resistancy in apparel, over fears exposure to them can cause harm.
Carter's snaps up lifestyle brand Skip Hop Holdings   (2017-02-23)
  Children's wear company Carter's has acquired global lifestyle brand Skip Hop Holdings in a deal worth around US$140m.
UK organic textiles market growing  (2017-02-22)
  The UK's interest in organic textiles is growing, new figures show, as consumer interest in ethically and sustainably sourced materials increases.
Delta Galil Industries Q4 earnings and sales soar  (2017-02-23)
  Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries saw both sales and earnings increase in its fourth-quarter thanks to the success of a number of growth initiatives.
Inditex and H&M among those boycotting Dhaka garment summit  (2017-02-22)
  A cohort of leading apparel companies, including Spanish clothing giant Inditex, have withdrawn from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
Bangladesh calls for duty-free access to US and Brazil  (2017-02-21)
  The Bangladesh apparel industry is calling for duty-free access to the US for its ready made garments manufactured from cotton imported from America.
Gerry Weber warns of "difficult" year ahead as profits slump  (2017-02-23)
  US fashion house Gerry Weber has warned of a difficult and challenging year ahead as it revealed lower earnings in its last fiscal weighed down by charges related to its realignment programme.
US apparel group Jaclyn to merge with Golden Touch Imports  (2017-02-22)
  Designer, manufacturer and marketer of women's and children's apparel, Jaclyn Inc, is to merge with Jaclyn Holdings Parent LLC, an affiliate of Golden Touch Imports, Inc.
Koch Equity Development completes $2bn Infor investment  (2017-02-22)
  Private equity firm Koch Equity Development has completed its US$2bn investment in business softwear supplier Infor.
Canada Goose files for IPO   (2017-02-22)
  Outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose is looking to take the company public later this year, with dual listings planned for both New York and Canada.
Esprit books "record" earnings in H1  (2017-02-22)
  Esprit has seen continued improvement in the first half of fiscal 16/17, building on the positive progress achieved in its last financial year to book "record" earnings.
AAFA signs East Africa best-practice initiative  (2017-02-22)
  The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has entered into a partnership agreement with the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub to ensure best-in-class manufacturing of goods destined for the US market from East Africa.

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