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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Bangladesh renews calls for separate garment ministry  (2014-11-26)
  The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has renewed its call for the government to set up a dedicated ministry for the ready-made garment (RMG) industry.
Calls for Harvey Nichols to renew fur ban  (2014-11-26)
  Animal rights group PETA is calling on UK department store retailer Harvey Nichols to renew its fur ban, after uncovering "tremendous suffering" in the industry's Origin Assured scheme.
Long-term partnerships key to Adidas sourcing model  (2014-11-26)
  German sporting giant Adidas says long-term partnerships are the key element of its sourcing model as it celebrates more than 25 years of manufacturing in Indonesia.
ICAC unveils World Cotton Calendar  (2014-11-26)
  The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has unveiled a World Cotton Calendar, offering the latest data on area, production and yield.
India's apparel industry needs foreign investment  (2014-11-26)
  Foreign investment will be "essential" if India's textile and apparel industry is to achieve its full potential on the global stage, according to a new study.
US hails "noteworthy progress" in Bangladesh  (2014-11-26)
  The Bangladeshi government has made "noteworthy progress" on factory inspections and labour law reforms, but much remains to be done, says a senior US trade official.
Study "overwhelmingly" supports organic cotton  (2014-11-26)
  Organic cotton production shows a significant cut in global warming potential, soil erosion, water use and energy demand, according to a new study published by Textile Exchange.
LVMH shareholders approve Hermes share deal  (2014-11-26)
  Shareholders of French luxury goods companies LVMH have approved plans to redistribute the shares it holds in Hermès International to end a long-running legal dispute between the two firms.
UK clothing sales tumble in Christmas run-up  (2014-11-24)
  A decline in sales volumes at UK clothing chains in the year to November failed to offset overall retail growth in the run-up to Christmas, the latest figures show.
China's apparel sector eyes more sustainable industry  (2014-11-24)
  China's clothing and textile manufacturers want to create a sustainable industry unreliant on cheap labour and poor environmental performance, but one that supplies competitive quality output that attracts international sales.
Brown Shoe ups guidance after Q3 profit rise  (2014-11-25)
  Footwear business Brown Shoe has lifted its full-year earnings guidance, after higher sales and margins resulted in a double-digit increase in third-quarter net profit.
French Connection trading update "mixed"  (2014-11-26)
  French Connection has delivered a "mixed" trading update, with its share price rising despite posting a decline in like-for-like sales in the UK and Europe for the 17 weeks to 22 November.
Tesco faces shareholder lawsuit over profit error  (2014-11-26)
  UK litigation firm Stewarts Law is preparing a legal case against retail behemoth Tesco to compensate shareholders who suffered a loss due to its recent profit overstatement.
JD Sports offloads Bank Fashion unit to Hilco  (2014-11-25)
  UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has sold its struggling young fashion brand Bank to a subsidiary of Hilco Capital Limited.
DSW raises outlook despite Q3 profit drop  (2014-11-25)
  US footwear retailer DSW has lifted its full-year earnings outlook, despite posting a drop in third-quarter profit.