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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Bangladesh taps factory inspectors ahead of review  (2014-10-20)
  The Bangladesh government says it is moving ahead with the recruitment of an additional 200 factory inspectors as a key European meeting took place today (20 October) to review the country's progress in improving labour rights, working conditions and factory safety.
Checkpoint enhances RFID print shop capabilities  (2014-10-20)
  US-based product identification manufacturer Checkpoint Systems has enhanced the capabilities of its Check-net print shops, allowing for quicker printing, encoding and testing of RFID labels.
Primark inks US lease deal with Sears Holdings  (2014-10-20)
  UK value fashion retailer Primark has inked a deal with Sears Holdings which will see it lease space in seven stores in the US, a move that could be a sign of things to come.
Blank Generation to deploy apparel PLM  (2014-10-20)
  Design, fashion and licensing business Blank Generation has become the first US customer for South African product lifecycle management (PLM) software firm iSyncSolutions.
Top stories last week on just-style...  (2014-10-20)
  The most-read stories on just-style last week included a look at the impact of China tightening up on corporate social responsibility, analyst opinion on JC Penney's new CEO, and an overview of Glenn Murphy's seven-year tenure at Gap.
Warm weather hits UK shopper traffic  (2014-10-20)
  UK shopper numbers are forecast to improve in October, despite being hit by unusually warm weather in September.
Steve Madden cuts outlook after "disappointing" Q3  (2014-10-20)
  US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has lowered its full-year outlook on the back of "disappointing" third-quarter results.
TAL Apparel leads $12m funding in Metail virtual fit tool  (2014-10-20)
  Virtual fitting room company Metail has raised a further US$12m in funding led by Hong Kong based TAL Apparel, one of the world's leading garment suppliers.
Cotton support programmes affect competitiveness  (2014-10-20)
  Countries with policies that support cotton prices above the world level could reduce their export competitiveness for both cotton and textiles, especially yarn and fabric, the latest forecasts show.
UK textile wages lowest of all manufacturing sectors  (2014-10-20)
  Productivity in the UK textile, clothing and leather goods sector is lagging that of other manufacturing industries, new figures suggest, as it struggles to recover the strong growth seen prior to the economic downturn.
Metail to develop e-commerce through funding  (2014-10-20)
  Virtual fitting room company Metail has closed a further US$12m of funding to develop its mobile offering and advance its user ecosystem.
VF Corp ups guidance as Q3 earnings climb  (2014-10-20)
  Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has upped its full-year earnings outlook as it revealed "strong" third-quarter revenue and profit growth.
UK consumer confidence at highest for 3 years  (2014-10-20)
  Consumer confidence is at its highest level for three years in the UK, according to new figures, driven by improving sentiment on levels of income and debt.
Coats to open new zip factory in Bangladesh  (2014-10-20)
  Industrial thread major Coats Plc is planning to open a new state-of-the-art zips factory in Bangladesh to meet growing demand from global brands and retailers sourcing apparel and footwear in the country.
Adidas "Reebok sale" would be admittance of defeat  (2014-10-20)
  Should Jynwel Capital succeed in a reported deal to acquire Adidas' Reebok brand, it would be an admittance of defeat by the sports giant, analysts believe.