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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Visitor numbers up 20% at Australia sourcing show  (2018-10-05)
  More fashion and footwear buyers than ever before are expected to attend next month's apparel sourcing shows in Australia, with pre-registrations for the International Sourcing Expo Australia and co-located Footwear & Leather Show Australia said to be 20% higher than the same time last year.
US clothing consumers need sustainability education  (2018-10-05)
  There is a clear need to educate fashion consumers on sustainability, a new report has found, despite an increase in the number of environmentally-conscious consumers.
Gerber Technology acquires Avametric  (2018-10-05)
  Gerber Technology has acquired leading fashion technology company and Avametric in a move the apparel software and systems supplier says will position it as the leader in 3D for the fashion and apparel industry. 
XPO Logistics to deploy 5,000 robots to speed delivery  (2018-10-05)
  Warehouse operator XPO Logistics is to deploy 5,000 intelligent robots throughout its logistics sites in North America and Europe in a move aimed at dramatically improving fulfillment times and cutting costs.
Coach makes progess on 2020 Sustainability Goals  (2018-10-05)
  Accessories business Tapestry has hailed its efforts to operate in an ethical and responsible manner, with highlights including a 13.4% reduction in absolute CO2e emissions at its Coach brand and updating its Supplier Code of Conduct to reflect more stringent requirements.
Pakistan projects to tackle worker rights and forced labour  (2018-10-05)
  The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched two projects in Pakistan, funded by the EU and Inditex, aimed at eliminating child and forced labour and promoting workers rights in the country's cotton, textile and garment industries.
UK clothing retailers asked to reveal environmental records  (2018-10-05)
  Industry heavyweights Marks and Spencer, Primark, Next, and Arcadia Group are among ten fashion retailers that have been asked to submit evidence to a UK government inquiry into the sustainability of the country's fashion industry.
Fashion industry faces 'war for talent' across supply chain  (2018-10-05)
  With estimates the fashion industry is set to change more in the next decade than in the past 40 year, the new fashion landscape is going to require its workers to have new competencies, a new survey has found.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-10-05)
  Top stories on just-style this week include in a change in who collects payroll taxes in China - a move that should ensure much better levels of compliance, the challenges of closing the loop in the fashion industry, and the welcoming of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Union campaign for Asos workers steps up at UK facility  (2018-10-05)
  GMB, the union for Asos workers, is to step up campaigning activity outside the company's Barnsley warehouse today (5 October) after the conclusion of a long-running complaint found in its favour.
Port of Virginia expands capacity with $320m investment  (2018-10-05)
  The Port of Virginia in southeastern US has added four new truck gates as part of a US$320m investment to increase the terminal's capacity and efficiency.
Supermarkets top choice for UK back-to-school shopping   (2018-10-04)
  Supermarkets remain the UK's choice for back to school products, the findings of a new report show, with uniform remaining the largest sub-category.
US holiday retail spend set to increase by up to 4.8%  (2018-10-04)
  Holiday retail sales in the US are expected to increase by between 4.3% and 4.8%, according to new figures, reflecting the healthy economy and strong consumer confidence.
Sales growth slows at Ted Baker in H1  (2018-10-04)
  Shares in Ted Baker tumbled by 14% in early trading as the UK lifestyle brand said it continued to experience retail sales growth in the first half, albeit at a slower rate than previously.
Pakistan mulls apparel trading hubs in Dubai, Rotterdam  (2018-10-04)
  The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) is urging the government to set up localised garment trading hubs to help boost the country's apparel exports.

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