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Friday, July 20, 2018
US sets deadline for tariff exclusions  (2018-07-10)
  The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has set a 9 October deadline for submitting requests for product exclusions from the additional 25% tariff being imposed as of 6 July on certain goods imported from China into the US.
Sourcing recycled textile fibres a challenge for fashion brands  (2018-07-10)
  Sourcing recycled post-consumer textile fibres is the most challenging action point for clothing brands as they look to hit their 2020 sustainability targets, the first status report for the Circular Fashion System has found.
Textile giants under observation for systematic labour violations  (2018-07-10)
  Chinese textile giant Luthai Textile and Taiwan's Nien Hsing Textile Co have been placed under observation by Norway's Central Bank for systematic violations of human rights in a number of their factories.
Cloud platform to support Idkids Community growth  (2018-07-10)
  French's childrenswear retailer Ďdkids Community has implemented Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization Cloud Services to help scale the business and better plan inventory.
Denim sustainability project heads to UN to call for change  (2018-07-10)
  Representatives of a sustainable denim project are heading to the United Nations this week to showcase the two-year long initiative and make policymakers aware of the urgency in developing new ways of producing denim more sustainably.
WFSGI develops labelling requirements database  (2018-07-10)
  The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is preparing to launch an online database that will provide subscribers with global information on product labelling requirements for the sports and fitness industry, in addition to other sectors.
Conference sets path for Asia-Pacific garment sector  (2018-07-09)
  A conference in Malaysia has been hailed as setting the path for the Asia-Pacific textile and garment sector after 65 representatives from global union IndustriAll met with affiliates in the textile, garment, shoes and leather industries (TGSL) recently.
Oakley develops graphene-enhanced cycling jersey  (2018-07-09)
  Activewear brand Oakley has partnered on what it claims to be the first-of-its-kind graphene-enhanced cycling garment.
Hudson's Bay in JV talks with Signa Holding  (2018-07-09)
  Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has confirmed it is in talks with retail estate business Signa Holding regarding a potential joint venture (JV) but denied it has signed an agreement to offload half of its European business or properties.
Delta Galil completes Eminence Group buy  (2018-07-09)
  Israeli apparel major Delta Galil Industries has completed its acquisition of French premium undergarment maker Eminence Group.
British Fashion Council to assess fashion visas  (2018-07-09)
  The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced it is to work with the UK government as an independent assessor for visa applications from fashion industry applicants in a bid to secure a new route for designers to work in the UK.
German Ministry acknowledges need for Bangladesh audit reform  (2018-07-09)
  Germany's Ministry of Economic Affairs has acknowledged the need for reform of factory audits in Bangladesh's textile industry.
ZDHC releases wastewater public disclosure portal  (2018-07-09)
  The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme has released an online tool designed to help brands and facilities identify gaps and drive performance in meeting the requirements of its wastewater guidelines. 
Mothercare to shutter ten more stores  (2018-07-09)
  Ailing UK-based mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has announced it will now shutter 60 stores - ten more than previously announced - as part of its rescue plan, and placed its Children's World subsidiary into administration.
G-20 countries double new trade restrictions  (2018-07-09)
  The imposition of new trade restrictions by G-20 economies doubled during October 2017 to May 2018, a new report shows, posing a serious threat to growth and recovery in all countries.