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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Fast Retailing FY net profit soars by 148.2%  (2017-10-13)
  Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has posted record levels of revenue, operating profit and net profit in fiscal 2017, booking a 148.2% hike in net profit for the year.
Trump adds to concerns the US will leave NAFTA  (2017-10-13)
  Concerns are mounting that a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will not be reached after President Donald Trump said the trilateral deal will be terminated if a new one cannot be struck.
Vietnam textile sector opposes polyester import tariff  (2017-10-13)
  Vietnam's textile industry has appealed to the country's government not to impose import tariffs on polyester fibre, saying the move would add to the challenges facing textile and garment exporters.
Textile companies do not care enough about the environment  (2017-10-13)
  The majority of textile companies take no action against climate change or water pollution, with only a select few - including H&M, Nike, Adidas and Mammut - concerned about the environment, a new report shows.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2017-10-13)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why retailers struggle to keep up with disruptive change, calls for more fashion brands to sign up to the new Bangladesh Accord, Haiti's apparel sector emerging as one of the main beneficiaries of a Caribbean trade programme, and India's Apparel Export Promotion Council's new GST package that it says will give "immediate relief" to the country's apparel and exports sector.
Alibaba investing $15bn in technology R&D drive  (2017-10-12)
  Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has launched a new global programme that will see it invest more than US$15m in the research and development of technology over the next three years, with the opening of seven research labs in China, the US, Russia, Israel and Singapore.
Companies must communicate financial risk of CSR  (2017-10-12)
  Companies need to go beyond statistics and instead explore how to assess and communicate the impact their work on environmental and social issues such as climate change, water scarcity and human rights are having, a new report has found.
Nike losing its teen appeal, streetwear on the rise   (2017-10-12)
  US sporting giant Nike is losing its appeal with teens in the US, a new survey has found, as the age group gravitates toward streetwear brands including VF Corp-owned Vans and Supreme, as total spending across the age group is down on last year.
Gucci commits to go fur-free from 2018  (2017-10-12)
  Luxury fashion house Gucci has announced it will no longer use animal fur in its products in a move its CEO hopes will change the luxury fashion sector for the better, and campaigners say is a step toward making supply chains that revolve around animals a thing of the past.
Cotton price falls as storm damage less than feared  (2017-10-12)
  Cotton prices fell month-on-month in September as the impact of two major hurricanes in the US was less than first feared.
3D body processing standard project gets go-ahead  (2017-10-12)
  An industry group set up to advance the 3D scanning, modelling and visualisation technology being used in virtual and in-store retail shopping has approved a project to develop a standard for 3D body processing.
Swedish researchers create sustainable paper dress  (2017-10-12)
  Researchers at the University of Borås in Sweden have created a dress made from paper from Swedish forests in a project aimed at producing textiles out of raw materials from the pulp industry.
36 major brands pledge to use sustainable cotton by 2025  (2017-10-12)
  Another 23 apparel and footwear brands including Adidas, Burberry and Timberland have joined a pledge to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.
Online sales boost N Brown H1, fuels Amazon partnership  (2017-10-12)
  Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has booked what it says was "continued good trading" in its first-half and revealed plans to expand its online presence through partnerships including those with Amazon Fashion and Debenhams.
Honduras maquila workers benefit in housing scheme  (2017-10-12)
  Nearly 6,300 families of maquila (textile) workers have benefited from a housing programme implemented under the Honduras 2020 development plan.

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