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Saturday, November 18, 2017
Teijin targets outerwear with new thermal insulation  (2017-11-17)
  Textile and fibre company Teijin has developed a new polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fibre for use in outerwear, which it says raises the wearer's wind-chill factor by 5 degrees celsius.
US retailers buoyed by progress on tax reform  (2017-11-17)
  US retailers have welcomed the approval by House Republicans of a controversial overhaul of the US tax code that slashes corporate rates.
US lawmakers oppose some NAFTA proposals  (2017-11-17)
  US lawmakers have registered their opposition to several of President Donald Trump's proposals to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), criticising the emphasis on using trade agreements to reduce the trade deficit.
Bangladesh Accord admits major safety concerns remain  (2017-11-17)
  The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh says major life-threatening safety concerns remain outstanding in too many of the factories it monitors - although it hopes the vast majority will be fully remediated when its initial tenure comes to an end in May 2018.
New ratings platform aims to encourage better buying  (2017-11-17)
  A new ratings platform is now open and collecting feedback from garment suppliers on the purchasing practices of their customers, with a view to pinpointing areas of good practice and improvements that would support better workplace conditions.
Huntsman develops non-fluorinated durable water repellent  (2017-11-17)
  Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new non-fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR) to help brands and retailers meet global demand for eco-friendly outdoor clothing with extreme rain and stain protection repellency.
Gap ups FY guidance but Old Navy remains in the driving seat   (2017-11-17)
  Gap Inc has increased its full-year earnings guidance after booking its fourth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth, but one analyst is less positive - claiming it is simply "the same old story" with Old Navy driving group performance.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2017-11-17)
  Top stories this week on just-style include Walmart's plans to launch a dedicated online Lord & Taylor flagship store, a US$457m investment into Bangladesh's garment sector by the World Bank, trade ministers from 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership nations agree on core elements of the new trade pact, and global lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston overhauls its online and mobile shopping experience.
NAFTA withdrawal could hurt US apparel trade prospects  (2017-11-16)
  A US withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could lose the country credibility as a global trading partner and undermine prospects for current and future US apparel manufacturing, analysts have warned.
Taypa expansion to include EUR35m Serbia facility  (2017-11-16)
  Turkish denim manufacturing giant Taypa Tekstil, supplier to brands including Levi's and Calvin Klein, is investing EUR35m (US$41.3m) in the opening of a ready-made garment factory in Serbia as part of plans to become one of the world's top five producers of textile and RMG.
Online helps boost Ted Baker sales rise   (2017-11-16)
  UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker remains confident of meeting its expectations for the full year as a double-digit boost from its online business helped drive group revenue in the 13 weeks to the end of November.
Retailers call for "a budget for shoppers"  (2017-11-16)
  The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to do "all he can" next week to support UK consumers with a budget for shoppers as pay growth falls behind.
China reaffirms waste import ban amid trade talks  (2017-11-16)
  China has reaffirmed its commitment to ban imports of a variety of solid waste to the country, including textile waste, as World Trade Organization (WTO) members discussed trade concerns at their annual committee meeting.
Taypa expansion to include $35m Serbia facility  (2017-11-16)
  Turkish denim manufacturing giant Taypa Tekstil, supplier to brands including Levi's and Calvin Klein, is investing US$35m in the opening of a ready-made garment factory in Serbia as part of plans to become one of the world's top five producers of textile and RMG.
Coats industrial unit drives higher sales  (2017-11-16)
  Industrial thread maker Coats has booked higher third-quarter sales thanks to strong growth in its its industrial division.

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