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Sunday, April 22, 2018
India, Indonesia and Kazakhstan under GSP eligibility review   (2018-04-13)
  The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is reviewing the eligibility of India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan in the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) based on concerns about the countries' compliance with the programme.
New technology tackles garment wastewater discharge  (2018-04-13)
  Pakistan premium denim manufacturer Artistic Fabric and Garment Industries has developed what it says is a breakthrough technology that results in zero wastewater from the dyeing and finishing of fabric.
Unifi to shorten lead times with National Spinning buy  (2018-04-13)
  Unifi Manufacturing, the domestic operating subsidiary of US yarn manufacturer Unifi, has acquired the dyed yarn business of National Spinning Co in a move that will allow it to shorten production lead times and offer more sourcing flexibility for its customers.
Unpaid Turkey garment workers accept partial payment  (2018-04-12)
  Garment workers in Turkey campaigning for the settlement of severance pay from a factory supplying to brands including Zara, Mango and Next, have accepted partial payment.
House of Fraser owner implements supply chain initiative  (2018-04-12)
  Sanpower Group, the owner of House of Fraser, has unveiled a new supply chain initiative that will see it sell premium Chinese brands, including clothing, in the UK retailer's department stores.
US apparel retailers' March 2018 sales roundup  (2018-04-12)
  March proved a positive month for the majority of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, but one continued on its negative trend after a surprise uptick in January.
Invista develops sustainable Lycra stretch fibre  (2018-04-12)
  US-based fibre producer Invista has launched a new version of its Lycra T400 fibre with enhanced sustainability thanks to the use of EcoMade technology.
Mothercare sales tumble despite online growth  (2018-04-12)
  Ailing UK-based mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has booked a drop in UK sales on the back of lower footfall as it remains in dialogue with lenders over refinancing.
Turkey garment sector adopts living wage initiative  (2018-04-12)
  Turkey's textile, garment and leather sector has become the latest to adopt a global initiative aimed at achieving a living wage.
Shop Direct site closures puts 2,000 jobs at risk  (2018-04-12)
  Online fashion retailer Shop Direct is to close three warehouses in the UK, putting nearly 2,000 jobs at risk, as part of a relocation of its distribution operations.
Oeko-Tex launches GMO test for organic cotton  (2018-04-12)
  Oeko-Tex has added a unique testing service to its Standard 100 certification that helps companies test their organic cotton products for GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
US Q1 in brief - Levi Strauss & Co, Skechers USA  (2018-04-11)
  In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Levi Strauss moved to a loss as it was hit by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act but raised its full-year 2018 revenue guidance, while casual footwear brand Skechers USA achieved a new quarterly sales record.
EcoVadis develops next generation intelligence platform  (2018-04-11)
  Environmental, social and ethical performance ratings platform EcoVadis has released the latest edition of its sustainability intelligence platform, which it says will make it easier for buyers and suppliers to collaborate and drive sustainability improvements throughout their supply chains.
Lectra apps boost product development speed  (2018-04-11)
  As part of its Industry 4.0 strategy, technology specialist Lectra has released the first in a series of cloud-based applications that will boost the speed and efficiency of product development
Bangladesh High Court puts new Accord on hold  (2018-04-11)
  The Bangladesh Accord has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring fire and building safety in the country's ready-made garment factories amid reports the High Court has instructed the Government not to extend the body's jurisdiction beyond 31 May.

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