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Friday, March 23, 2018
Instagram brings seamless online shopping to the UK  (2018-03-22)
  Social media platform Instagram has taken its next steps towards "seamless" shopping, launching a new feature that will provide UK consumers with an easier way to shop online.
Ted Baker shares slide on challenging outlook  (2018-03-22)
  UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker saw its share price slide 5.5% in morning trading after cautioning on a challenging global trading environment looking ahead.
Bangladesh RMG sector benefits from land lease  (2018-03-22)
  In a move aimed at boosting Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports, the Government has provided the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) with 500 acres of land inside a special economic zone located in Chittagong.
CmiA programme saves 63bn litres of water in 2017  (2018-03-22)
  The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative says cotton produced through its programme in 2017 saved around 63bn litres of water.
Jeanologia calls for water-free denim sector by 2025  (2018-03-22)
  Spanish firm Jeanologia, which specialises in sustainable garment finishing technologies that help reduce chemicals, water and energy use, is urging brands and manufacturers to help the denim industry become 100% water free by 2025.
Levi Strauss adds new denim finishing processes  (2018-03-22)
  Levi Strauss & Co has agreed a new licensing agreement with US-based laser technology firm RevoLaze that will give it access to new denim finishing processes.
Li & Fung reveals strong start to three-year plan  (2018-03-22)
  Improved operating efficiency and productivity led Li & Fung to a 21.8% increase in the services segment of its core supply chain solutions business in 2017 as it revealed a strong start to its current three-year plan.
Unions call on apparel brands to support workers in Haiti  (2018-03-22)
  Haiti is in the spotlight once again as global unions urge apparel brands sourcing in the country to intervene and ensure their suppliers reinstate union leaders and activists unions claim were unfairly dismissed last year following strikes to demand an increase in the minimum wage.
AfCFTA giant stride forward for the development of Africa  (2018-03-22)
  Leaders of nearly 50 African nations have signed a deal to create the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), marking a historic milestone in the economic integration of the continent.
UK consulting on insolvency protection for suppliers  (2018-03-22)
  The UK Government is consulting on a set of reforms that will give greater protection to staff and small suppliers of insolvent businesses under new plans to crack down on directors and employers behaving irresponsibly.
New Look CVA approved, 980 jobs and 60 stores at risk  (2018-03-22)
  New Look has announced its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) has been approved by an overwhelming majority of its creditors - a move that means 60 stores are due to close resulting in up to 980 redundancies.
Lenzing unveils new sustainability goals  (2018-03-22)
  As part of its commitment to responsible sourcing, Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has outlined a series of new sustainability goals that will be achieved through a specially designed eco-investment programme to help drive the "substantial reduction" of specific emissions by 2022.
Trump signals change of heart in NAFTA talks  (2018-03-22)
  The US is showing a stronger willingness to speed up negotiations on the textile and apparel chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as looming Mexican presidential elections could scupper talks to upend the 23-year accord, a top textiles negotiator has told just-style.
Isko first denim mill to environmentally assess all products   (2018-03-21)
  In a move designed to help boost its understanding of the impacts involved in its supply chain, Turkey-based denim manufacturing giant Isko has worked to obtain Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) of all 25,000-plus of its denim products.
Startup develops first AI-based human model generator  (2018-03-21)
  Artificial intelligence startup Vue.ai has launched what it claims is the world's first AI-based human model generator that it says will help shoppers better predict how a garment will fit.