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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Next Advancements Conference at Techtextil North America  (2018-12-18)
  Techtextil North America is to host the Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference in February, set to offer an insight into the major changes impacting manufacturing and the supply chain.
Adolfo Dominguez picks PLM to boost production  (2018-12-18)
  Spanish retailer Adolfo Dominguez has invested in a PLM system to digitally transform its operations for greater visibility and control and to eliminate unnecessary and duplicated tasks. 
Hirdaramani offers free health camps for staff parents  (2018-12-18)
  Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group has partnered with HelpAge Sri Lanka to conduct medical camps for parents of its staff, offering free eye and medical check-ups and subsequent treatment.
Bangladesh Accord decision delayed yet again  (2018-12-18)
  A decision on the future of the Bangladesh Accord has been pushed back until the new year, with the hearing now due to take place on 21 January.
UK retailers make progress on reducing environmental impact  (2018-12-18)
  The UK-based Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) says that changes introduced by retailers and brands who have signed up to its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP 2020) have helped improve footprint of the clothing they sell.
Tariff risk may curb positive US apparel outlook in 2019   (2018-12-18)
  A positive outlook for the US apparel and footwear sector sees broad-based profit growth taking hold after two very challenging years - but trade tensions could dampen momentum.
Boohoo reassures on strong trading performance  (2018-12-18)
  Online fast fashion retailer Boohoo has moved to reassure stakeholders that its trading performance remains on track in the wake of a profit warning from competitor Asos.
Next and Tchibo latest to join ZDHC group  (2018-12-18)
  Retailers Next Plc and Tchibo GmbH are among five new companies and associates to have committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.
Menswear retailer Blue Inc falls into administration  (2018-12-17)
  British menswear chain Blue Inc has collapsed into administration after failing to find a buyer and running out of funds.
EU restricts another 33 clothing and textile chemicals  (2018-12-17)
  The EU health watchdog has moved to ban or restrict the use of 33 chemicals used in the textile industry which it views as harmful to human health.
Fashion SVP tie-up to support sustainable sourcing  (2018-12-17)
  The London-based apparel sourcing show Fashion SVP is collaborating with Common Objective (CO) - an online business network that connects brands with ethical suppliers, buyers and experts - ahead of its next event in the new year.
Polygiene to open Hong Kong subsidiary  (2018-12-17)
  Swedish odour control specialist Polygiene is to open a new subsidiary in Hong Kong as part of its aim to further strengthen its presence in the region. 
L Brands offloads La Senza to private equity firm   (2018-12-17)
  L Brands, owner of the Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works stores, has inked a deal to sell its La Senza lingerie business to an affiliate of Regent LP, a global private equity firm.
Genesco sells The Lids Sports Group for US$100m  (2018-12-17)
  Apparel and footwear retailer Genesco Inc has inked a deal to sell The Lids Sports Group for US$100m to FanzzLids Holdings, a holding company controlled and operated by affiliates of Ames Watson Capital. 
US retail sales on track to meet holiday forecast  (2018-12-17)
  A rise in November retail sales has got the US holiday season off to a good start and puts spending on track to meet its forecast, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Friday (14 December).

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