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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Perry Ellis ends takeover talks with Randa Accessories  (2018-08-14)
  US apparel business Perry Ellis International has ended takeover discussions with privately-held Randa Accessories Leather Goods, deeming an acquisition led by company founder and former CEO George Feldenkreis is the better option.
Vaude sets out supplier management programme   (2018-08-14)
  German outdoor clothing company Vaude has launched a comprehensive supplier management programme to provide support to its international producers and material suppliers in ensuring high ecological and social standards throughout its supply chain.
Researchers develop first flexible fibres with embedded electronics  (2018-08-14)
  Researchers in the US are claiming a world-first by producing fibres with embedded electronics that are so flexible they can be woven into soft fabrics and made into wearable clothing.
Levi's pop-up showcases Project F.L.X customisation  (2018-08-14)
  Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a pop-up customisation studio to demonstrate the abilities of its new laser-powered Project F.L.X. initiative, which is digitising the design and development of denim finishing.
Aldo Group chooses tool to intelligently automate its IT  (2018-08-14)
  Multinational footwear retailer Aldo has invested in new software to "intelligently automate its IT operations."
Belle Group drives digital supply chain with PLM  (2018-08-14)
  Leading Chinese footwear and sportswear retailer Belle International Holdings is driving the digital transformation of its supply chain with a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.
Zoggs reaffirms sustainability commitment   (2018-08-13)
  Australian swimwear brand Zoggs has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability, pledging to donate 10% of its Ecolast swimwear profits to the Healthy Seas initiative.
Helsinki Fashion Week bans leather   (2018-08-13)
  Helsinki Fashion Week has pledged to prohibit leather, starting with its July 2019 events.
New Tukatech eco-friendly automatic cutting systems  (2018-08-13)
  Fashion technology provider Tukatech has launched new automatic fabric cutting systems for lingerie and denim production that are said to have been certified as eco-frinedly.
Trump announces doubling of Turkish tariffs  (2018-08-13)
  US President Donald Trump this weekend said he has authorised the doubling of tariffs on steel and aluminium from Turkey, citing poor relations between the two countries.
Suppliers ever more likely to measure transparency  (2018-08-13)
  Suppliers appear to be more committed to measuring and improving their sustainability and building transparency into their business models - with most companies able to make a difference in just a couple of years.
US retail sales forecast upgraded for 2018  (2018-08-13)
  US retail sales are forecast to increase at a minimum of 4.5% year-on-year in 2018, new figures show, thanks to tax reform and other positive economic inputs - but tariffs threaten to dampen consumer confidence.
VF Corp to spin off jeans business into separate company  (2018-08-13)
  US apparel giant VF Corp has revealed plans to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses into an independent, publicly traded company - in a move it says will sharpen its focus as a global clothing and footwear powerhouse focused on brands such as The North Face, Timberland and Vans.
Stahl teams up on new synthetic printing solutions  (2018-08-13)
  Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl is working with HP Latex Inks to increase the durability and sustainability of printed synthetics used in products such as shoes and apparel.
Tom Tailor continues to make progress in Q2  (2018-08-13)
  German fashion company Tom Tailor Group has seen its performance improve considerably in the second quarter, helping the business to a "quite satisfactory" first half.

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