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Friday, October 19, 2018
Miami sourcing show to double in size for 2019  (2018-10-18)
  A new sourcing markets pavilion and three days of seminars covering topics from best practice and trade agreements to procurement and logistics will feature at the next Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show.
US mulling short supply request under KORUS  (2018-10-18)
  The US has received a request from the government of South Korea to modify the rules of origin for certain textile and apparel products under the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).
Buyer sought for Made-By as it enters administration  (2018-10-18)
  A buyer is being sought for the intellectual property assets of non-profit Made-By UK Ltd, which entered into administration last week.
Dozens of garment workers injured in Myanmar protests  (2018-10-18)
  Dozens of garment workers are understood to have been injured while protesting outside a factory in Yangon earlier this week.
New Look to exit China retail amid poor performance  (2018-10-18)
  UK-based fashion retailer New Look has confirmed it is to exit its retail business in China where "performance has been below expectations."
Kids clothing under scrutiny in Sainsbury's-Asda merger inquiry  (2018-10-18)
  Children's clothing is among the key areas to be considered by UK Government watchdog CMA in its in-depth investigation into the proposed merger between supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's.ury's.
Coats opens first of three global innovation hubs  (2018-10-18)
  Coats has opened the first of three innovations hubs planned by the industrial thread manufacturer for collaboration with customers, brands, suppliers, universities and start-ups.
US$30m funding to scale up "natural silk" coating  (2018-10-18)
  A Massachusetts, US-based natural chemistry company has closed a $30m investment round that will be used to scale up production of its Liquid Silk product, which replaces synthetic finishing chemicals.
Protests expected as Haiti workers reject new minimum wage  (2018-10-18)
  More than 52,000 Haitian garment sector workers are likely to be demonstrating on the streets of the island's capital city, Port-au-Prince, next week after trade union representatives rejected an increase in the minimum wage proposed by the government.
Miami sourcing show doubles in size for 2019  (2018-10-18)
  A new sourcing markets pavilion and three days of seminars covering topics from best practice and trade agreements to procurement and logistics will feature at the next Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show.
Myanmar garment exports hit $2.2bn in H1  (2018-10-18)
  Myanmar reaped earnings of US$2.2bn from garment exports during the first six months of its financial year, new figures show.
Iconix names Cherokee president Galvin as CEO  (2018-10-17)
  Brand management company Iconix Brand Group has named former Cherokee president Robert Galvin as CEO and president.
New innovation lab launches for ITMA 2019  (2018-10-17)
  Organisers of one of the world's leading textile and garment technology exhibitions, ITMA 2019, have launched an ITMA Innovation Lab aimed at driving industry focus on technological research and development.
British retailers call for action on business rates  (2018-10-17)
  British retailers are calling for chancellor Philip Hammond to address the "unsustainable burden" being placed on the industry by business rates in his autumn Budget.
Asos bags FY sales and profit hike  (2018-10-17)
  Shares in Asos surged by more than 14% this morning (17 October) as the UK-based online fashion retailer posted a GBP500m rise in revenue and a 28% pre-tax profit hike for 2018. 

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