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Monday, May 28, 2018
Cath Kidston taps former Tapestry exec Paraie as CEO  (2018-05-25)
  Global lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston has named former Tapestry executive, Melinda Paraie, as CEO, succeeding outgoing boss Kenny Wilson.
Brooks Running to launch first custom-fit running shoe  (2018-05-25)
  US-based running brand Brooks Running Company has announced its first personalised running shoe, created based on an individual's unique biomechanics, will become available in the US early next year.
Deckers Brands ends fiscal 2018 on "high note"  (2018-05-25)
  US apparel and footwear group Deckers Brands moved to a profit in the fourth quarter, closing fiscal 2018 on what CEO Dave Powers hailed a "high note", as the firm enters fiscal 2019 with optimism.
Shop Direct swings to loss despite sales growth  (2018-05-25)
  Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has moved to a loss in the first nine months of the year after incurring GBP100m in costs related to Payment Protection Insurance claims.
Gore launches new Gore-Tex 3D fit footwear insert  (2018-05-25)
  A new waterproof, windproof and breathable insert that can be used in a variety of lighter-weight athletic and lifestyle shoes has been developed by performance fabric specialist WL Gore & Associates.
Gap reaffirms FY despite namesake brand struggle  (2018-05-25)
  Gap Inc has reaffirmed its full-year guidance on the back of higher first-quarter profits and revenue, but one analyst warns while the US speciality clothing retailer is in a better position than it was a year ago, management talks a better game than it is actually playing.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-05-25)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how companies under pressure to get products to market faster must jettison traditional sourcing models in favour of more agile methods of production, why Marks & Spencer is "perilously close" to losing its status as the UK's number one clothing retailer to Primark, Target taps Bill Foudy as its new sourcing chief, and how purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains.
Ethiopia meeting stirs debate on living wages  (2018-05-24)
  The debate on better wages and collective bargaining for textile and garment workers continued this week with discussions in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Scandinavian Outdoor Group signs sustainability charter   (2018-05-24)
  The Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG) has become the first organisation in Europe to sign the European Outdoor Group (EOG) Sustainability Charter, and announced its 64 Scandinavian outdoor member brands are to sign the Charter individually as well.
Myanmar garment sector faces risks despite export growth  (2018-05-24)
  Garments are now the second largest export item for Myanmar, new figures show, but the sector remains exposed to fluctuations in demand from major trading partners such as China and supply shocks.
US halts imports of Turkmenistan cotton products  (2018-05-24)
  US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a withhold release order banning imports of all cotton and cotton products from Turkmenistan, in a move that means retailers and brands will need to move quickly to identify and eliminate Turkmen cotton from their supply chains.
Macy's names Price CEO as Hoguet retires  (2018-05-24)
  US retail giant Macy's has named Paula Price chief financial officer, succeeding Karen Hoguet who plans to retire at the end of the 2018 fiscal year.
Invista invests US$250m in new US ADN plant  (2018-05-24)
  US-based fibre producer Invista says it is entering the final design phase of a US$250m project at its Victoria, Texas, site which will see an upgrade of its manufacturing technology and increase production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibres and plastics.
Online and Big Box format drive Shoe Zone H1  (2018-05-24)
  UK value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has hailed the development of its multi-channel offering and the roll out of its Big Box store format amid an increase in both profits and revenues for the first six months of the year.
Wrangler joins Cotton Leads programme  (2018-05-24)
  US jeans brand Wrangler has joined more than 540 companies from across the global supply chain who have signed up to the Cotton Leads programme, which supports responsible production practices by cotton growers in the US and Australia.