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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Turkey's Gurmen Group in digital development move  (2016-12-05)
  Turkish ready-to-wear manufacturer Gürmen Group is taking a new, digital approach to optimise the planning, development and sourcing of its fashion collections.
UK textile manufacturers say business is growing  (2016-12-06)
  UK apparel and textile manufacturing may be enjoying a resurgence, with a new survey showing around 45% of manufacturers claim business is better than last year. 
American Apparel warns 3,500 staff of potential layoffs?  (2016-12-06)
  American Apparel is understood to have told nearly 3,500 employees in Southern California they may lose their jobs depending on the outcome of its sale to Gildan Activewear. 
Adidas NYC flagship raises the bar on sport stores  (2016-12-06)
  German sportswear giant Adidas has opened its brand flagship and largest worldwide store in New York, the latest in a series of investments to win consumers in the city seen as key to the company's strategic 'Creating the New' business plan aimed at driving top and bottom-line growth.
MLB Under Armour deal leaves VF's Majestic in limbo  (2016-12-06)
  The decision by Major League Baseball (MLB) to name Under Armour as its uniform provider starting in 2020 has left VF Corp's Majestic brand in limbo.
UK clothing retail sales growth slows in November  (2016-12-06)
  Black Friday proved a mixed blessing for some UK retailers in November, but the clothing category struggled with weak sales.
Hudson's Bay optimistic despite Q3 loss  (2016-12-06)
  Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has offered an optimistic outlook for the long term, despite moving to a loss in its third-quarter and booking a decline in comparable sales. 
Gap acquires online wedding store Weddington Way  (2016-12-06)
  US apparel giant Gap Inc has acquired data-driven social shopping platform Weddington Way for an undisclosed sum. 
Project to boost European fashion apprenticeships  (2016-12-06)
  A new two-year project has been launched to boost the supply of apprenticeships in the European fashion sector.
Four more Bangladesh Alliance factories fully remediated  (2016-12-06)
  The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says a further four apparel factories used by its member companies have been fully remediated, bringing the total number of completions to 46.
Fashion firms failing to address deforestation risk  (2016-12-05)
  Leading international businesses - including apparel and textile companies - are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 
Design and development tool added to Higg Index  (2016-12-06)
  The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has expanded its Higg Index to include a tool to help product designers and developers make sustainable choices at the earliest stage of apparel, footwear and textile prototype design.
Maersk among signatories of counterfeit declaration   (2016-12-02)
  In an industry first, brand owners and representatives from the international shipping industry have joined forces in signing a declaration of intent aimed at preventing the maritime transport of counterfeit goods.
Burberry silent on Coach offer rejections  (2016-12-05)
  British trench coat maker Burberry has declined to comment on reports it has rejected multiple takeover offers from US luxury accessories business Coach Inc.
Myanmar garment industry "still lacking labour rights"  (2016-12-05)
  Myanmar's garment industry has a long way to go before it is sustainable, a new report has found, with workers still deprived of internationally recognised human and labour rights.