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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Eileen Fisher sets out sustainability roadmap  (2018-06-19)
  US-based women's wear brand Eileen Fisher has developed a new roadmap that it says will help reach its sustainable design goals by 2020.
Guess launches wardrobe recycling programme  (2018-06-19)
  Fashion retailer Guess Inc has partnered with I:Collect, a global solutions provider and innovator for the collection, certified sorting, reuse and recycling of used apparel and footwear, to develop a wardrobe recycling programme.
Sustainability charter gains momentum across Europe  (2018-06-19)
  The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) have become the latest national associations to adopt the European Outdoor Group (EOG) Sustainability Charter.
Debenhams in third profit warning amid difficult Q3  (2018-06-19)
  Shares in Debenhams tumbled by 12% in early trading this morning (19 June) as the British department store group said it expects to miss full-year profit forecasts in what will be the retailer's third profit warning this year.
Gore Fabrics hits key PFCEC-free milestone  (2018-06-19)
  The fabrics division of WL Gore & Associates has reached a key milestone in delivering against its ambitious PFC goals with the launch of a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment, free of PFCs of Environmental Concern (PFCEC), that has been used on a new line of outdoor jackets. 
Trump threatens China with new $200bn import tariffs  (2018-06-19)
  The US has escalated its trade threats to China after President Trump said he is considering tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."
Rue21 to build commerce and analytics capabilities  (2018-06-18)
  Rue21 has set out a new "strategic technology roadmap" that will see the US fast fashion retailer implement a number of unified commerce and data analytics initiatives to give a more customer-centric view of its business.
Researchers study impact of Myanmar minimum wage rise  (2018-06-18)
  As part of an ongoing programme to improve labour conditions in the garment industry, a European multi-stakeholder initiative has started a research project on living wages in Myanmar.
John Lewis launches apparel buy-back pilot  (2018-06-18)
  UK department store group John Lewis is piloting a new service in which customers can have any unwanted clothing bought from its 50 shops and website, collected from their home, and be paid immediately for each item regardless of its condition.
Iconix names Cuneo interim CEO as Haugh steps down  (2018-06-18)
  Brand management company Iconix Brand Group has named executive chairman, Peter Cuneo, as interim CEO following the resignation of John Haugh.
102 Jacques Vert and Precis concessions to close  (2018-06-18)
  Joint administrators for Calvetron Brands are to close 102 Jacques Vert and Precis concessions in the UK and Republic of Ireland as part of efforts to restructure the company.
JD Sports completes $558m Finish Line acquisition  (2018-06-18)
  UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has formally completed its acquisition of US athleticwear chain The Finish Line in a deal worth US$558m.
Perry Ellis to go private in US437m deal with former CEO  (2018-06-18)
  US apparel business Perry Ellis International has entered into a US$437m transaction to become a private company through an acquisition led by company founder and former CEO George Feldenkreis.
Circular fashion gets EUR1.29m funding boost   (2018-06-18)
  C&A Foundation's work to make circular fashion a reality is set to receive a major boost thanks to the approval of five initiatives following its open request for proposals to bridge the gap in the implementation of circular business models at all levels of the global apparel value chain. 
Rwanda to pay taxes for affected AGOA exporters  (2018-06-18)
  Rwanda is to take over the tax obligations of its apparel exporters to ensure they are not significantly affected by the anticipated suspension of duty-free access to the US market under the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).