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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Gerry Weber in board reshuffle to boost profitability   (2018-02-22)
  German fashion house Gerry Weber has appointed a new management board, tasked with developing a performance programme to drive a "sustainable increase" in profitability at the firm.
Union signatories urge brands to sign '2018 Accord'  (2018-02-22)
  With 100 days until the current Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety expires, global union signatories are calling on apparel brands and retailers to continue their involvement to create a safe and sustainable garment industry in Bangladesh and to sign its successor.
Nike develops Flyknit 360 footwear construction   (2018-02-21)
  A "major advancement" in Flyknit technology from US sporting goods giant Nike has allowed for a shoe upper to be constructed in a complete 360-degree form that wraps the entire foot, helping athletes feel more secure and controlled during their movements.
New platform maps supply chain to raw materials source  (2018-02-21)
  Certification body Control Union Certification has announced its supply chain traceability platform - Connected - has successfully been able to map supply chains up to the origins of raw materials, with several fibre suppliers, including Lenzing Group, Aditya Birla and ENKA International GmbH & Co KG having joined the platform.
VF announces plans to offload Nautica  (2018-02-21)
  US apparel giant VF Corp has revealed plans to sell its Nautica brand and, while it does not yet have a definitive agreement, said it is "actively engaged with several parties".
ZDHC adds to certification standards with GreenScreen Certified  (2018-02-21)
  Clean Production Action's GreenScreen Certified standard has been recognised by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation as a certification standard.
Delta Galil hails "record" FY sales, despite Q4 revenue slip  (2018-02-21)
  Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has hailed its performance in 2017 as sales soared to a record high, despite a revenue slip in the fourth quarter.
Swazi union calls for workers' rights to be respected  (2018-02-21)
  IndustriAll global union affiliate, the Amalgamed Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), is calling on the Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority and the Department of Labour to continuously engage employers on the importance of respecting workers' rights.
PTC develops digital concept board app for retail  (2018-02-21)
  Software firm PTC has developed a new retail app designed to enable designers and developers to easily capture inspirations, concepts, trends, requirements and feedback in one place.
Global apparel partners to develop circular decision making tool  (2018-02-21)
  Apparel giant VF Corp has partnered with textile firm Auping, denim major Orta Anadolu and Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy to develop a circular decision making tool for the fashion and textiles industry.
Garment worker diaries reveal wages and conditions  (2018-02-21)
  A research project has given one of the most comprehensive pictures yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India.
JD.com logistics financing to enhance smart supply chain  (2018-02-21)
  JD.com has entered into definitive financing agreements for its logistics subsidiary in a move that will allow the Chinese e-commerce company to enhance its smart supply chain network.
Delta Galil hails "record" FY sales, despite Q4 slip  (2018-02-21)
  Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has hailed its performance in 2017 as sales soared to a record high, despite a slip in the fourth quarter.
Guess co-founder steps aside amid improper conduct probe  (2018-02-20)
  Fashion retailer Guess has announced its co-founder and creative director Paul Marciano has relinquished his day-to-day responsibilities at the company, on an unpaid basis, pending the completion of an investigation into recent allegations of improper conduct.
Barbour picks PLM to streamline design process  (2018-02-20)
  Premium outdoor and lifestyle brand Barbour has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to streamline design and development while speeding time to market.

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