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Monday, October 23, 2017
Cordura denims added to materials library  (2017-10-23)
  Product designers from around the world will now have easy insight into Cordura's latest Live Durable Fabric technologies after two new categories of it high-performance fabrics were added to Material ConneXion's online library of innovative materials.
Aldo and Camuto call off footwear and accessories merger   (2017-10-23)
  Montreal-based Aldo Group has called off its plans to acquire Camuto Group's footwear and accessories businesses in a move it says was a mutual decision after "careful consideration and thoughtful discussion".
UK consumer confidence rallies amid inflation concerns  (2017-10-23)
  UK consumer confidence has shown a recovery after three continuous quarters of decline, new figures reveal, but personal debt and disposable income are causing concern amid rising inflation.
Kenya apparel sector gets workforce training boost  (2017-10-23)
  Kenya's apparel and textile sector is receiving a boost thanks to a new training scheme that is expected to train around 2,000 individuals for careers in the industry.
US initiates antidumping probe into PET resin  (2017-10-23)
  The US Department of Commerce has initiated anti-dumping duty investigations to determine whether imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan are being dumped in the US.
Under Armour launches first subscription service   (2017-10-23)
  US sportswear brand Under Armour has become the latest apparel retailer to launch an online subscription service that sees its customers sent boxes of handpicked items, customised to their specific training needs and personal style.
Bangladesh Accord and Alliance to end tenures next year  (2017-10-23)
  The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety are to end their tenure next June and hand over their responsibilities to a new government-led initiative, if remediation is properly completed.
Hyosung and Bossa partner on Creora bi-stretch line  (2017-10-23)
  South Korean fibre manufacturer Hyosung has partnered with Turkey-based textile firm Bossa to launch a collection of bi-stretch denim using new proprietary technology.
Storch to step down as Hudson's Bay CEO  (2017-10-23)
  Jerry Storch, CEO of Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), is to step down from the company in order to return to his advisory firm, Storch Advisors
Flax and recycled clothing have lowest MMCF environmental footprint   (2017-10-20)
  Fibres sourced from flax and recycled clothing have a lighter environmental footprint with man-made cellulose fibre (MMCF) made from Belgian flax, the most favourable across a majority of the impact categories, according to a new report.
A&E develops Repreve recycled thread for activewear  (2017-10-20)
  Building on its relationship with US yarn maker Unifi, sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a new recycled polyester sewing thread using the Repreve recycled filament fibre and designed for use in athletic wear and high-performance apparel.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2017-10-20)
  Top stories this week on just-style include the signing of America's first contract to supply US-grown textile grade hemp for use in apparel production, the news Amazon may be working with some of the world's biggest athletic apparel suppliers ahead of a move into sportswear, Levi Strauss named as having the greenest supply chain in China, and Target turning to technology to speed up factory inspections in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Inditex partnership with ILO a "milestone" for best labour  (2017-10-20)
  The director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO) says its collaboration with Spanish clothing giant Inditex to enhance labour conditions at all levels of the garment sector value chain represents a new milestone in the apparel industry.
Molecular tag technology added to materials library  (2017-10-20)
  Product designers from around the world will be able to access molecular tagging technology from Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) after its SigNature platform was added to Material ConneXion's online library of innovative materials.
Adidas, Patagonia, Outerknown receive FLA accreditation  (2017-10-20)
  Social compliance programmes developed by Adidas, Patagonia and Outerknown to uphold fair labour standards in their supply chains have been accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA).

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