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Thursday, July 19, 2018
New Insqin textile coating uses waterborne technology  (2018-07-19)
  Polymer company Covestro has developed a new product under its Insqin brand that enables the effective waterproof and breathable coating of textiles using waterborne technology.
Debenhams weighs on Sports Direct FY earnings  (2018-07-19)
  Sports Direct saw earnings slump by nearly three-quarters in its last fiscal year as the UK high street sportswear chain took a hit on the value of its stake in Debenhams.
Asda pledges to tackle clothing microfibres  (2018-07-19)
  Asda has becomes the first supermarket to join the Microfibre Consortium, which looks at reducing the impact of microplastics on the environment.
Ternua teams up with Archroma on nutshell dye  (2018-07-19)
  Outdoor clothing brand Ternua is teaming up with colour and specialty textile chemicals provider Archroma to create a capsule collection of recycled T-shirts and sweatshirts sourced from agricultural waste from the Basque region in Spain.
Vietnam clothing and textile exports climb in H1  (2018-07-19)
  Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow more than 14% in the first half of 2018 thanks to strong growth in the majority of its markets.
Canada apparel sourcing show expands for 2018  (2018-07-19)
  The Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada trade show has expanded for 2018 and expects over 5,000 buyers to visit its three days of seminars, open panels and more than 500 exhibits.
New platform to drive responsible leather sourcing  (2018-07-19)
  A new platform has been launched to help brands and retailers to address impacts associated with leather sourcing.
Microfibre research proposes standardised test method  (2018-07-19)
  Research carried out in Sweden with input from three brands including H&M, has recommended a standardised test method for measuring microfibres shed during the washing of garments.
EU officials mulling Cambodia preferential trade access  (2018-07-19)
  The European Union (EU) is assessing Cambodia's eligibility for key preferential trade access in response to what it describes as "recent worrying human rights and labour rights developments" in the country.
Bangladesh RMG workers reject latest wage proposal  (2018-07-19)
  Bangladesh's garment owners and trade unions are far apart in the fraught ongoing minimum wage negotiations, proposing pay floors that are widely divergent.
Thousands of South Africa footwear workers continue to strike  (2018-07-18)
  Thousands of South African footwear workers are on strike for a second week, demanding a higher wage increase than is being offered by employers.
Perry Ellis reiterates commitment to going private  (2018-07-18)
  US apparel business Perry Ellis International has reiterated its commitment to pursuing a going private transaction, despite an unsolicited takeover bid, and what it says are "mischaracterisations" made by privately-held Randa Accessories Leather Goods.
US files five WTO cases challenging retaliatory tariffs  (2018-07-18)
  The US has formally challenged duty increases imposed by China, the European Union (EU), Turkey, Canada and Mexico on more than US$20bn of US exports in retaliation for additional steel and aluminium tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
EU and Japan trade pact moves closer to ratification  (2018-07-18)
  The European Union (EU) and Japan have signed a "landmark" trade deal, covering a third of the global economy, moving closer to ratification of the pact that will eliminate tariffs on textiles.
Two Bangladesh Accord arbitration cases closed  (2018-07-18)
  Two landmark cases against multinational fashion brands brought under the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety have been officially closed.

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