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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
34th IAF World Fashion Convention deemed a sell out  (2018-10-04)
  More than 20 countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas will be represented at next week's IAF World Fashion Convention with the event now fully booked.
Stoll, Project I tie-up to bring apparel jobs back to US  (2018-10-04)
  US apparel startup Project I has announced a collaboration with Stoll - creator of 3D flatbed knitting machines - to help bring apparel manufacturing back to the US.
VF Corp offloads Reef to The Rockport Group  (2018-10-04)
  US apparel giant VF Corp has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Reef surfwear brand to casual footwear business The Rockport Group.
Sub-Saharan Africa growth slows amid trade risks  (2018-10-04)
  Sub-Saharan African economies are still recovering from the slowdown in 2015-16, but growth is slower than expected amid mounting global trade risks and weakening demand for the region's products, a new study has found.
Workers strike at LA, Long Beach ports over exploitation  (2018-10-04)
  Drivers and warehouse workers from two major companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike this week to protest their classification as independent contractors.
Baoxiniao selects PLM to develop Hazzys brand  (2018-10-04)
  Chinese apparel firm Baoxiniao Group has invested in a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for the product design and development of its Hazzys brand.
Fashion brands reaffirm Europe GFA commitment  (2018-10-04)
  Inditex, H&M and Asos have committed to continuing their work on building collective bargaining for garment and footwear workers in Southeast Europe as part of the global framework agreement (GFA).
Diane von Furstenberg bans fur and angora  (2018-10-03)
  New York-based luxury clothing company Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) has become the latest fashion retailer to commit to no longer using fur and angora in its designs.
Patagonia launches line using 'Woolyester' fleece  (2018-10-03)
  Outdoor clothing brand Patagonia has launched a new clothing line made using a fleece fabric it has coined "Woolyester" - a blend of polyester and recycled wool.
Walmart to acquire plus-size retailer Eloquii   (2018-10-03)
  US retail giant Walmart continues to boost its apparel offering by acquiring women's plus-size online retailer Eloquii, tapping into a growing and under-served sector of the market.
Tesco clothing sales climb 2.4% in Q2  (2018-10-03)
  UK supermarket group Tesco saw clothing sales climb in its second-quarter, as the company booked its eleventh consecutive quarter of positive like-for-like sales in the UK.
RadiciGroup to seek out new sustainable paths   (2018-10-03)
  Italian yarn maker Radici Group said that after the excellent environmental performance of recent years, emissions, energy and raw material usage trends remain upbeat, albeit with less striking results.
Dystar admits challenges remain in driving sustainability  (2018-10-03)
  Singapore-based dye manufacturer Dystar has admitted challenges remain in the industry's efforts to drive sustainability as the company conceded it has not yet reached it energy consumption and emissions goal.
Indorama acquires Schoeller European wool business  (2018-10-03)
  Thai chemicals, fibres and woollen yarns conglomerate Indorama Ventures has announced the acquisition of European wool and wool-blend worsted yarn producer Schoeller Immobilien - und Beteiligungs GmbH, expanding its presence in Europe.
Digital technology set to transform global trade  (2018-10-03)
  Digital technologies - namely the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and blockchain - are set to have a profound impact on global trade in terms of lowering costs and boosting productivity, but they could also create challenges, the WTO warns.

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