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Monday, February 19, 2018
Shandong continues acquisition spree with Bally buy  (2018-02-12)
  Chinese textile major Shandong Ruyi has acquired a majority stake in Swiss luxury brand Bally for an undisclosed sum - its second major investment in the last three months.
Supima 'fingerprint' verifies US cotton integrity  (2018-02-09)
  US cotton association Supima has signed a deal that will give its members - comprising over 500 US Pima cotton growers - access to cotton verification technology from global forensic science company Oritain Global.
Indochino receives strategic investment for growth  (2018-02-09)
  Vancouver-based men's made-to-measure brand Indochino has secured a strategic investment to accelerate its North America expansion plans and invest in its global operations and supply chain.
HanesBrands hails FY, inks $400m lingerie deal  (2018-02-09)
  HanesBrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has hailed 2017 as a "successful" year and announced an agreement to acquire Australian speciality intimate apparel seller Bras N Things for about US$400m.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-02-09)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how to build a balanced sourcing strategy, the publication by Primark of its global supplier list, Trump goes to Davos while NAFTA grinds on, and Lululemon Athletica's CEO, Laurent Potdevin, exits over misconduct.
Wolverine commits $40m to environmental clean-up  (2018-02-09)
  US clothing and footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has committed up to $45m to speeding up its supply chain and addressing groundwater issues related to its former tannery operations, as it outlined its guidance for 2018.
US retail sales set to grow up to 4.4% this year  (2018-02-08)
  US retail sales are forecast to grow between 3.8% and 4.4% in 2018, thanks to high consumer confidence, low unemployment, and growing wages, new figures show.
Canada Goose Q3 profit soars 60%, taps new CFO  (2018-02-08)
  Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose has hailed a "strong performance" in the third quarter, booking a 60% profit hike, and named current Jimmy Choo finance chief Jonathan Sinclair as CFO.
AAFA and WRAP to offer guidance on labour issues  (2018-02-08)
  The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has joined forces with social compliance specialist Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) to provide its members with guidance on a wide range of social responsibility issues.
British textile firm latest to invest in Ethiopia  (2018-02-08)
  British textile and agricultural raw material firm Intrade UK Ltd is investing US$100m in a textile and garment factory in Ethiopia.
Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2017  (2018-02-08)
  Vietnam's garment sector has benefited as producers and buyers diversify their supply chains, and the latest data shows the country has continued to increase its share of US apparel imports over the last few years.
China drives decline in US apparel import prices in 2017  (2018-02-08)
  The average unit price of China's apparel exports into the United States has dropped steadily over the last seven years - with a decline of 4.8% in the last year alone, new data shows.
Patagonia digital platform to boost environmental activism   (2018-02-08)
  US outdoor clothing giant Patagonia is to launch a new digital platform in a bid to connect customers with local grassroots organisations working to protect the planet.
US apparel retailers' January 2018 sales roundup  (2018-02-08)
  January proved a more positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, as all but one posted increases in January, and one narrowly avoided its 31st consecutive monthly same store sales decline.
Primark publishes global sourcing map  (2018-02-08)
  Primark has published its global supplier list just weeks after the UK value retailer was amongst a number of fashion brands criticised for not publicly disclosing the factories that produce their clothes.

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