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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
US clothing industry reeling over Trump's tariffs  (2018-03-09)
  The US clothing industry is reeling after US President Donald Trump went ahead with his threat to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, while the retail sector has called the move a "self inflicted wound on the nation's economy".
CAF and SGS partner on compliance workshops  (2018-03-09)
  The Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF) has partnered with inspection, testing and certification company SGS on a workshop series for apparel and footwear manufacturers and retailers in the country.
Investment to meet growing demand for biomaterials  (2018-03-09)
  DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, a joint venture between chemical giant DuPont and ingredients maker Tate & Lyle to replace petrochemicals in the making of apparel and textile fibres, is expanding its Tennessee manufacturing facility to increase production of bio-based 1,3-propanediol.
APTMA to invest US$7bn in garment hubs?  (2018-03-09)
  The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) says its members are ready to invest US$7bn in establishing 1,000 garment manufacturing plants in the country.
Latin America a focus for Miami sourcing show  (2018-03-09)
  An 'Americas Pavilion' with a focus on Latin America is to form the centrepiece of this year's Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami show - the first US-staged edition of the international Apparel Textile Sourcing (ATS) portfolio.
5,000 facilities now GOTS-certified  (2018-03-09)
  The number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has surpassed the 5,000 mark.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-03-09)
  Top stories this week on just-style include approval by the Myanmar Government of a 33% increase in the country's minimum wage rate, a look at how Marks & Spencer is only just beginning its marathon of transforming its operations, an exclusive interview with Isaac Dabah, CEO of Israeli apparel major Delta Galil, and tips for success in the apparel industry's new era.
CPTPP countries sign Pacific trade pact  (2018-03-09)
  The 11 remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have signed a revised version of the multilateral trade pact without the US, reviving a deal that will slash tariffs and foster trade in a marketplace worth close to around US$13.5trn.
US apparel retailers' February 2018 sales roundup  (2018-03-08)
  February proved a positive month for the majority of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, although The Buckle reverted to its negative trend after a surprise uptick last month.
UK retail industry-led coalition to boost sector growth  (2018-03-08)
  The first industry-led retail council has been launched to look at ways of boosting sector growth as it adapts to changing consumer habits and industry challenges.
NCTO and AFMA merge to strengthen industry voice  (2018-03-08)
  The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and the American Fiber Manufacturers (AFMA) are to merge their respective organisations in a move aimed at strengthening the industry's ability to influence federal policy.
Ramblers Way launches first C2C wool line  (2018-03-08)
  As part of its commitment to creating a more sustainable future, Ramblers Way Farm Inc of Kennebunk, Maine, has launched the first ever Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified organic wool clothing line.
AFFOA launch advanced fabric education pilot   (2018-03-08)
  The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) is to pilot an educational platform for students in a bid to equip youngsters with the new skill sets required to manufacture advanced functional fabrics.
John Lewis FY profits tumble 77%  (2018-03-08)
  A "particularly strong" performance in womenswear led The John Lewis Partnership to a 3.2% sales increase in its fashion division for the full year but it was not enough to offset a 77% drop in group earnings.
Langer to remain as Hugo Boss CEO amid FY sales hike  (2018-03-08)
  German fashion brand Hugo Boss has agreed to extend the tenure of its CEO Mark Langer for a further three years after successfully putting the business "back on the road to growth".

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