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Monday, July 23, 2018
London sourcing event explores sustainable denim  (2018-07-11)
  London-based sourcing and manufacturing show Pure Origin is to launch a new denim area at this month's event, with a focus on the alternative ways to make denim more sustainable
Automation to push slavery abuse in SE Asia garment sector  (2018-07-11)
  Drastic job losses in South East Asia resulting from the onset of robot manufacturing could produce a spike in slavery and labour abuses in global supply chains, particularly in the garment, textile and footwear industries, a new risk report is predicting.
New Lycra Bra Fabric Finder technology launches  (2018-07-11)
  Synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific has partnered with the Lycra brand to launch a Bra Fabric Finder technology that helps consumers pick the right casual bra using a special search solution.
Kraig Biocraft opens first Vietnam subsidary facility   (2018-07-11)
  Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the developer of spider silk-based fibres, has hailed the opening of Prodigy Textiles' new facility in Vietnam.
WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce  (2018-07-11)
  The World Customs Organization Council (WCO) had adopted a framework of standards on cross-border e-commerce designed to help members develop strategic and operational e-commerce frameworks in cooperation with stakeholders.
ZDHC expands scope to cover raw material production  (2018-07-11)
  The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation has expanded its Roadmap to Zero Programme to man-made cellulosic fibre production as part of its efforts to establish itself as the holistic approach to sustainable chemical management in the textile and apparel industry value chain.
Trade policies risk damaging US economic growth  (2018-07-11)
  The US economy is in a period of accelerated growth, low unemployment and muted inflation, but significant concerns over recent trade policies could have damaging effects beyond the economy, and undermine the rules-based multilateral trading system, a new report has found.
Project aims to safeguard migrant workers in Jordan  (2018-07-11)
  A new project has launched in Jordan aimed at supporting and empowering the 230,000 migrant workers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Indonesia currently living and working in Jordan.
Inspectorio secures funding for smart supply network  (2018-07-11)
  Quality assurance and inspection software firm Inspectorio has secured US$10m in funding to "aggressively" accelerate growth and move to smart supply networks.
Textiles subject to new US tariffs on Chinese imports  (2018-07-11)
  A group representing US apparel and footwear brands and importers has hit out at the US government's move to up the ante in its trade war with China by slapping tariffs on an additional US$200bn worth of Chinese imports, including textiles and accessories.
Tesco names new UK and Ireland CEO   (2018-07-10)
  UK supermarket group Tesco has announced Jason Tarry, currently group chief product officer, is to become CEO of the company's UK and Republic of Ireland business.
H&M hails new wage management system  (2018-07-10)
  Swedish clothing giant H&M says about 500 factories are implementing its new wage management programme, which is designed to strengthen current systems and improve workplace dialogue.
JD.com in US$175m Secoo investment   (2018-07-10)
  Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com and private equity firm L Catterton Asia are to investment US$175m in Secoo Holding Limited, which claims to be Asia's largest online integrated upscale products and services platform.
Downlite joins The Conservation Alliance   (2018-07-10)
  US-based down and feather processor Downlite, which supplies responsibly sourced performance fills to the outdoor apparel market, has joined The Conservation Alliance in a move that will see it support key conservation initiatives in North America.
Apparel among $42.9m fake merchandise haul  (2018-07-10)
  The US has seized US$42.9m worth of counterfeit items - including sportswear and luxury apparel - in the largest counterfeit seizure in Laredo, Texas.

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