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Monday, August 20, 2018
Clothing contributes to US retail sales rise in July  (2018-08-16)
  Sales at US clothing stores rebounded in July, helping to lift total retail sales during the month and kicking off the third quarter a on solid footing.
Resale sites pose a threat to mainstream UK retailers  (2018-08-15)
  The majority of millennials in the UK are choosing to purchase clothing from resale websites in a move that could be a cause for concern for high street fashion heavyweights, the findings of a new survey show.
China viscose sector sets sustainability roadmap  (2018-08-15)
  Ten of China's largest viscose fibre producers - who between them represent over 50% of the world's viscose staple fibre production - have released details of a three-year roadmap to improve the sustainability of the viscose industry from sourcing to production.
Destination Maternity CFO David Stern resigns  (2018-08-15)
  David Stern, executive vice president and chief financial officer of US retailer Destination Maternity, has stepped down after just over two years in the role.
ITMA 2019 a "sell-out" despite two additional halls   (2018-08-15)
  Organisers of one of the world's leading textile and garment technology exhibitions, ITMA 2019, have hailed the demand for space at next year's event, adding that it is already fully booked despite the addition of two extra halls to the floor plan.
Powers Manufacturing invests in supply chain tool  (2018-08-15)
  The Powers Manufacturing Company, a privately owned provider of athletic uniforms, is implementing an end-to-end enterprise software solution to help tackle supply chain inefficiencies and support future growth.
Target taps TJX exec to manage global inventory   (2018-08-15)
  US department store retailer Target Corp has named former TJX executive John Bauer as senior vice president of global inventory management, leading the teams responsible for ordering, inventory positioning, global trade and domestic transportation.
Blue Point acquires Next Level Apparel  (2018-08-15)
  Private equity firm Blue Capital Partners has acquired Next Level Apparel, a designer and supplier of casual wear to the promotional product and other decorated clothing markets.
Warm weather boosts UK women's clothing spend  (2018-08-15)
  UK consumer spending rose 5% year-on-year in July, boosted by the largest increase in women's clothing sales since January 2016 amid unusually warm temperatures, new figures show.
Unions renew calls for Bangladesh wage increase  (2018-08-15)
  Unions in Bangladesh have renewed their demands for better wages for the country's garment workers, with a human chain protest organised earlier this month calling for a tripling of the monthly minimum.
Reebok unveils first plant-based performance shoe   (2018-08-15)
  Global fitness brand Reebok has unveiled the inaugural product from its 'Cotton + Corn' sustainable products initiative, in a move that brings its first plant-based footwear to the market.
Fusalp selects PLM to streamline workflow  (2018-08-14)
  French luxury skiwear and clothing firm Créations Fusalp has invested in a digitising solution from apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology to provide one version of the truth while managing product lifecycles.
ReMode event for disruptive and sustainable fashion  (2018-08-14)
  Michael Preysman, founder and CEO of online clothing brand Everlane - which elevates transparency by breaking down the cost of making each product and its markup - is among the speakers at this year's ReMode conference, due to be held in Los Angeles later this year.
Tapestry performance boosted by Kate Spade  (2018-08-14)
  Victor Luis, CEO at accessories business Tapestry, formerly Coach Inc, has hailed the group's "strong" performance in both the fourth quarter and full year and outlined plans to acquire the Kate Spade operations in Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia as well as the Stuart Weitzman business in Southern China.
PrimaLoft brings space-age material to outerwear  (2018-08-14)
  Performance fabric specialist PrimaLoft is introducing a new insulation for outerwear products that features a material more commonly used in space exploration.

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