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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Wrangler expands outdoor lifestyle line  (2017-04-28)
  VF Corp-owned jeanswear brand Wrangler has expanded its outdoor collection with a new men's line featuring moisture wicking, breathable material that keeps the wearer cool, dry and comfortable.
FatFace sweaters recalled over burn hazard  (2017-04-27)
  Lifestyle clothing brand FatFace has recalled two styles of women's sweaters due to a violation of the US Federal Flammability Standard.
Hibbett Sports lowers Q1 guidance  (2017-04-27)
  US retailer Hibbett Sports has lowered its first-quarter guidance due to the impact of using markdowns to clear older stock.
US retail industry welcomes online sales tax push  (2017-04-28)
  The US retail industry has welcomed renewed efforts by the US Congress to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local stores.
Ananas Anam secures funding for Pinatex leather alternative  (2017-04-28)
  Ananas Anam has secured financing to help ramp up its supply of Piñatex, a natural and sustainable alternative to leather made of fibres from pineapple leaves.
UK retail sales volumes accelerate to April  (2017-04-27)
  UK retail sales volumes grew at a fast pace in the year to April, slightly above seasonal norms, new figures show.
Sympatex granted injunction against Gore eco claim  (2017-04-28)
  Functional fabric specialist Sympatex Technologies has been granted a temporary injunction against rival WL Gore & Associates to prevent it from claiming its polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) membranes - the core of Gore's basic product - are environmentally-friendly and produced without any PFCs of environmental concern.
MEPs push for EU rules to protect garment workers  (2017-04-28)
  Unions and human rights groups have welcomed a decision by the European Parliament to adopt a report that calls for measures to obligate apparel companies to take steps to identify, prevent, and remedy human rights abuses in their supply chains.
Mills and consumers driving denim innovation and design  (2017-04-24)
  Last week's Kingpins denim showcase in Amsterdam heard that mills and consumers are driving technological innovation and design. Recognition of the impact of social media on consumption, as well as new blends and solutions devised to appeal to untapped consumer demands, were all highlighted.
UK fashion sourcing fair expands into accessories  (2017-04-28)
  London-based apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP is set for further expansion, with organiser IDEX introducing fashion accessories to its traditional offering of apparel collections due to demand from buyers.
Wrangler reveals outdoor performance line   (2017-04-28)
  Building on the growing athleisure trend, VF Corp-owned jeanswear brand Wrangler has expanded its outdoor collection with a new men's line featuring moisture wicking, breathable material that keeps the wearer cool, dry and comfortable.
EU motion to improve garment industry value chains welcomed  (2017-04-28)
  A cohort of unions and human rights groups have welcomed a decision by the European Parliament to accept a report that calls for the development of a legislative proposal that would obligate apparel companies to take effective steps to identify, prevent, and remedy human rights abuses in their supply chains.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2017-04-28)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry on the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Gap's pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel, how direct worker feedback from mobile surveys is being used to drive sourcing decisions, and Adidas partners with Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility.
Kit and Ace shifts focus to Canada, closes US showrooms   (2017-04-27)
  Kit and Ace, the "technical cashmere" clothing brand launched by the family of the founder of Lululemon Athletica, is reducing its head office staff and closing its showrooms in the US, Australia and the UK.
Esprit invests in EU logistics processes  (2017-04-27)
  In a bid to boost its logistics processes, Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit has invested in an 80,000 sq m extension of its logistics centre in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

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