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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Easier access to textile dyes and chemicals in Pakistan  (2018-08-13)
  Huntsman Textile Effects and ICI Pakistan are joining forces in a strategic collaboration to distribute Huntsman textile dyes, chemicals, digital inks and services in Pakistan.
Canada Goose hails "strong" Q1 despite net loss  (2018-08-13)
  Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose has hailed a strong start to the year, despite a widening of its net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2019.
Wecycled cotton recycling scheme makes a mark   (2018-08-13)
  German textile mill Velener Textil GmbH has been awarded the Discover Natural Fibres Initiative (DNFI) in Natural Fibres Award for its Wecycled system which recycles unused cotton yarn collected from partner mills.
World trade momentum seen softening further in Q3  (2018-08-10)
  Increasing global trade tensions may be responsible for a furthering softening of trade momentum in the third quarter of 2018, new figures show.
Crocs shuts own factories to outsource production  (2018-08-10)
  US footwear manufacturer Crocs Inc is to close its company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico and outsource its entire production to third-party manufacturers.
US retail imports set new records ahead of tariffs  (2018-08-10)
  With sales rising and retailers rushing to bring merchandise into the country ahead of proposed new tariffs on products from China, imports at major US retail container ports have set two new records this summer and are expected to set another in August, new figures suggest.
Channel shifts driving US apparel dollars online  (2018-08-10)
  US online sales are projected to grow across apparel, with online-only retailers taking share from other channels through 2019, according a new report.
On sprints forward with new PLM implementation  (2018-08-10)
  Swiss running shoe company On, known for its innovative CloudTec shoe technology, has selected a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help support its expansion and streamline operations.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-08-10)
  Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by an exclusive update from Hong Kong, including a look at how the territory is emerging as a new hub for sustainable innovation, and the opening of its first mill in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel. Other highlights focused on threats by China to impose new tariffs of up to 25% on around $60bn of US imports, bringing clothing into the fray for the first time; and Fung Group investing US$35m in Indian B2B e-commerce company ShopX.
Apparel Impact Institute taps C2C's Perkins as president  (2018-08-10)
  The Apparel Impact Institute (AII), an environmental accelerator for the apparel and footwear industries, has named Lewis Perkins, the former leader of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, as its new president.
RCEP mega free trade deal edges closer to agreement  (2018-08-10)
  The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a so-called mega free trade deal, is edging closer to a year-end agreement.
Bangladesh "control room" to tackle labour unrest  (2018-08-09)
  The government of Bangladesh has set up a temporary control room in the country's capital in a bid to avoid any labour unrest in the apparel sector in the run-up to the Islamic festival of Eid-ul Azha.
US apparel retailers' July 2018 sales roundup  (2018-08-09)
  July proved another mainly positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales as all but one booked an increase, two reported surprise upticks, and another far surpassed consensus estimates.
Sports Direct buys House of Fraser for GBP90m  (2018-08-09)
  UK department store retailer House of Fraser has been bought by Mike Ashley's Sports Direct group in a GBP90m (US$115m) deal announced just hours after the chain went into administration.
European Outdoor Group gets first boardsports members  (2018-08-09)
  Snowboard businesses Burton and Nitro have become the latest companies to join the European Outdoor Group (EOG) in a move that makes them the first members wholly from the boardsports sector.

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