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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Garment brands warn Myanmar over Rohingya crisis  (2017-12-11)
  Leading European and US apparel brands and trade associations have called on the Myanmar Government to respect the rights of the ethnic minority population of the conflict-torn Rakhine State or risk further eroding business and investor confidence.
Bebe to de-list from NASDAQ in cost saving move  (2017-12-11)
  US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has notified the NASDAQ Stock Market of its intention to voluntarily de-list its common stock from the NASDAQ Capital Market next week.
Rhodia joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition  (2017-12-08)
  French fibre specialist Rhodia, part of the Solvay Group, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), and will use the group's Higg Index sustainability measurement tool to help drive environmental and social responsibility across its supply chain.
Investor urges Sears to consider going private  (2017-12-08)
  An investor in Sears Holdings has called for the embattled US retailer to consider its options - including going private - amid 24 straight quarters of sales declines.
Nike launches first women's ACG line  (2017-12-08)
  Sportswear giant Nike has launched the first women's collection from its ACG (all-conditions gear) division, with a focus on blending form and function.
Bangladesh Alliance remediates 13 more factories  (2017-12-08)
  The last three weeks have seen another 13 apparel factories used by member companies of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety complete all material components outlined in their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), while operations were suspended in one other.
Sri Lanka GSP+ guide for exporters published  (2017-12-08)
  The first comprehensive guide for Sri Lankan exporters to the European Union (EU) under the GSP+ scheme has been released.
Union recruitment drive in Ethiopia industrial parks  (2017-12-08)
  A recruitment drive in Ethiopia's garment and textile industrial parks has increased union membership by almost 14,000 workers.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2017-12-08)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a report on how retailers need to move away from an obsession with sourcing costs, a look at what is driving supply chain transparency, ten trends set to shape apparel industry in 2018, and the development by G-Star of its most sustainable jean to date, made from the first ever Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Gold level certified denim.
Downlite develops new performance down-fills   (2017-12-07)
  US-based down and feather processor Downlite, which supplies responsibly sourced performance fills to the outdoor apparel market, has developed a number of new products - including a Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified re/charged down. 
Bolt Threads develops synthetic spider silk hat  (2017-12-07)
  Following its acquisition of outdoor apparel specialist Best Made Co, US-based biotechnology company Bolt Threads has unveiled the first co-created product in a move it says represents the future of apparel technology, sustainability and design.
Bagir sizes up online made-to-measure market  (2017-12-07)
  Israel-based tailored clothing maker Bagir Group is to produce made-to-measure suits and tailored garments for the online marketplace following the signing of an agreement with body measuring app Sizer.
Under Amour partners with EOS to scale 3D footwear  (2017-12-07)
  Embattled US sportswear brand Under Armour has partnered with EOS, a supplier of industrial 3D printing equipment, in a move aimed at boosting its 3D footwear business.
Little buoyancy in India's apparel industry in Q2  (2017-12-07)
  Big brands were the winners in India's apparel sector in the second quarter post GST, new figures show, but the current outlook for future business is average as the gap between large and small brands is the widest it has ever been for this period.
HBC closes US$500m Rhone Capital investment deal  (2017-12-07)
  Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has announced the closing of the previously announced US$500m equity investment by an affiliate of private equity firm Rhône Capital.

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