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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Lindex listed as one of top ten users of organic cotton  (2016-07-22)
  Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has been named as one of the world's largest users of organic cotton and sustainable materials such as lyocell and recycled polyester.
Apparel firms making progress on preferred fibres  (2016-07-22)
  The organic cotton market is continuing its upward trajectory, while leading apparel brands and retailers are carefully balancing their use of a range of preferred fibres and materials in order to achieve the best sustainability results, according to two new reports.
Counterfeit Ralph Lauren shirts worth $16,000 seized   (2016-07-22)
  A shipment containing counterfeit Polo Ralph Lauren shirts worth almost US$16,000 has been seized at Washington Dulles International Airport.
LVMH targeting buyer for DKNY?  (2016-07-22)
  Less than a year after Donna Karan stepped down as chief designer at her founding company Donna Karan International (DKI), luxury goods group LVMH is said to be on the lookout for a buyer for both DKI and DKNY.
US back-to-school apparel spend set to rise 8%  (2016-07-22)
  After tightening their belts and trimming back-to-school spending in 2015, US families are set to spend more freely on school and college supplies this year as they embark on a "stock-up" cycle as opposed to "making do".
VF Corp cuts guidance as Q2 profit plunges 70%  (2016-07-22)
  US apparel giant VF Corporation, owner of the North Face, Lee and Timberland brands, has lowered its revenue guidance for the year amid a "challenging environment" in the second quarter.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2016-07-22)
  The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the likely impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam, the opening of Ethiopia's flagship industrial park in Hawassa city, and confirmation that US department store group Sears Holdings Corp is to close its Manhattan apparel and design office.
JC Penney CEO Ellison succeeds Ullman as chairman  (2016-07-22)
  Department store retailer JC Penney Company has promoted its CEO Marvin R Ellison to chairman, succeeding Myron (Mike) Ullman III, who will be retiring in line with the company's transition plan outlined in 2014.
EMS and Bob's restructured into Eastern Outfitters  (2016-07-22)
  US private equity firm Versa Capital Management has launched a new US$400m holding company to continue the restructured and recapitalised operations of Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) and Bob's Stores (Bob's).
Debate rages on China market economy status  (2016-07-21)
  The granting of market economy status to China at the end of this year, and its subsequent treatment in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations, has divided industry sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. 
New Tencel fibre based on cotton waste fabrics  (2016-07-21)
  Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is testing a new version of its Tencel fibre based on waste cotton fabrics, designed to help close the loop in the textile and clothing industry.
Target hires Apple exec for global sourcing post  (2016-07-21)
  US department store retailer Target Corp has hired Apple executive Ben Cook as its senior vice president of global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment.
Global news roundup  (2016-07-19)
  The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
Apparel Sourcing Paris welcomes Guatemala  (2016-07-21)
  Apparel Sourcing Paris will this year welcome Guatemala to its trade show for the first time, as it anticipates a near 40% increase in exhibitors. 
Berghaus 100g waterproof jacket scoops industry award   (2016-07-20)
  Outdoor performance wear specialist Berghaus has scooped its tenth international award in four years for its latest product innovation, a lightweight waterproof jacket in a three layer fabric, weighing less than 100g.