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Monday, October 5, 2015
World cotton trade seen stable in 2015/16  (2015-10-02)
  World cotton imports are projected to remain unchanged at 7.6m tons in 2015/16, according to a new forecast, as a fall in imports into China is offset by growth in Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
H&M files trademark suit against Forever 21  (2015-10-01)
  Swedish apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is suing US fashion label Forever 21 over copyright infringement.
Global news roundup  (2015-09-29)
  The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
Uniqlo maintains September sales momentum  (2015-10-02)
  Casual clothing brand Uniqlo booked an increase in sales at its Japanese stores for the second consecutive month, as cooler weather drove demand for autumn/winter ranges. 
Reliance launches "one of the world's greenest" fibres  (2015-10-02)
  India's Reliance Polymers has launched what it claims is one of the world's greenest, sustainable fibres, manufactured from post-consumer waste PET bottles.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2015-10-02)
  The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Adidas's "game-changing" recycling project for a new breed of sporting goods, an interview with Cara Chacon, Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility, on the group's CSR commitments, and Cambodia's unions agreeing a proposed new US$168 monthly minimum wage for the country's garment sector.
Bebe Stores to cut 50 design and production jobs  (2015-10-02)
  US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores is to cut over 50 design, merchandising, and production jobs in a bid to increase efficiencies across business functions.
US apparel brands urge Mexico labour law reforms  (2015-10-02)
  Eight US apparel brands and importers, including Nike and PVH Corp, are urging Mexico's government to comply with an International Labour Organization (ILO) request for reforms to the country's labour law.
Escada to axe 200 jobs in strategic restructure   (2015-10-02)
  German luxury fashion brand Escada is to cut 200 jobs as part of a new strategic programme aimed at making the business faster, more agile and streamlined so that it can compete in the omni-channel retail environment. 
Neiman Marcus cuts 500 jobs in investment move  (2015-10-02)
  Upscale US department store retailer Neiman Marcus has cut around 500 jobs across the group as part of its plans to accelerate investment.
H&M falling behind on Bangladesh factory safety repairs?  (2015-10-02)
  Fashion retailer H&M has been criticised by labour rights groups for potentially endangering hundreds of workers at its supplier factories Bangladesh because they have fallen behind on fire and building safety repairs.
DeSL PLM adds Visual Merchandising Planning tool  (2015-10-01)
  Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) has expanded its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to include a new Visual Merchandising Planning module specifically designed for range planning, merchandising and buying roles in the fashion, apparel and footwear sectors.
Hudson's Bay completes EUR2.5bn Kaufhof deal  (2015-10-01)
  Canadian retail group Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has completed its EUR2.5bn (US$2.8bn) acquisition of Galeria Holding, operator of Germany's Galeria Kaufhof department store chain and Belgium's only department store, Galeria Inno.
USAID funds $22m for Bangladesh factory safety upgrades  (2015-10-01)
  The US Agency for International Development's (USAID) has mobilised an agreement to provide up to US$22m in financing to small- and medium-sized garment suppliers in Bangladesh for factory upgrades and safety improvements. 
Hudson's Bay to axe 265 jobs in cost-cutting move  (2015-10-01)
  Canadian retail group Hudson's Bay Co is to cut 265 jobs as part of a cost-cutting initiative designed to save the business around US$75m next year.