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Monday, May 21, 2018
Arvind denim gets graphene boost from Directa Plus   (2018-05-14)
  Fabrics from India's denim major Arvind Ltd are to get a boost from graphene-based product supplier Directa Plus as part of an exclusive collaboration between the two companies.
Bangladesh garment workers worst paid in Asia?  (2018-05-14)
  Calls for Bangladesh to ensure a decent wage for all of its workers have renewed amid claims workers in the country's US$28bn garment industry receive the lowest wage in Asia.
Indian mills to get subsidies for solar power  (2018-05-14)
  India's Maharashtra state government is to provide subsidies for spinning mills and textile units to set up solar power plants in a move designed to reduce costs for companies across the state.
Lenzing warns on year ahead amid Q1 slip  (2018-05-14)
  Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing expects its results for 2018 to be lower than those achieved in the previous two years as both earnings and revenue fell in the first quarter against the backdrop of a challenging market environment for standard viscose combined with currency headwinds.
Sedex expands in Australia to tackle modern slavery  (2018-05-14)
  One of the world's largest organisations for managing responsible sourcing in supply chains has opened a new office in Australia, in a move that means it will be able to help companies comply with expected new legislation to crack down on modern slavery.
US groups urge strategy to tackle China on trade  (2018-05-14)
  Over 100 associations, representing sectors from US retail and manufacturing to agribusiness, have joined forces to call on the Government to develop a strategy to address China's unfair trade practices rather than impose tariffs they say could harm the economy.
Chemical firms call for review of ZDHC programme  (2018-05-14)
  A group of nine leading textile dye and chemical companies are calling for the industry to align behind one discharge standard for the elimination of hazardous chemicals in the supply chain, voicing concerns the ZDHC Foundation may not fulfill its intention to drive the sector towards convergence.
Will buyers absorb new Myanmar wage increase?  (2018-05-14)
  An industry body that works to promote 'Made in Myanmar' garments and sustainable practices has questioned how much of the country's minimum wage increase will be absorbed by international buyers as it comes into effect today (14 May).
Five ways to get firms to engage on human rights  (2018-05-14)
  A ranking of corporate performance on human rights has found that while there is a growing commitment from apparel companies to address gaps in reporting and transparency, there is also a lack of meaningful engagement from firms including Macy's, Kohl's and Under Armour.
Administrators put Bench IP portfolio up for sale  (2018-05-11)
  Struggling UK fashion retailer Bench Limited has had its intellectual property put up for sale by its administrators.
House of Fraser in FY net loss ahead of takeover  (2018-05-11)
  House of Fraser's new Chinese owner has reported the UK department store retailer booked a loss of GBP37m (US$50.2m) in 2017, in what it called a "challenging" year for the company.
Walmart to support India sourcing with Flipkart stake  (2018-05-11)
  Retail behemoth Walmart has its eye on growth in the Indian market with the acquisition of a majority stake in e-commerce retail giant Flipkart Group, in a move that will allow it to support local supply chains.
Fashion for Good signs three more innovators  (2018-05-11)
  Fashion for Good, a global initiative trying to make fashion more sustainable, has welcomed three new participants to its Scaling Programme designed to fast-track the latest technologies for adoption across the apparel supply chain.
US apparel retailers' April 2018 sales roundup  (2018-05-11)
  April proved a more subdued month for the majority of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, as the Easter holiday shift into March took its toll with one reverting to its negative trajectory after a surprise uptick in March.
Fashion's environmental 'pulse' improves but not fast enough   (2018-05-11)
  While sustainability is rising on the corporate agenda, the pace of change isn't going fast enough - or far enough, according to a new report.

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