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Monday, January 22, 2018
Schoeller releases new functional fabrics  (2018-01-19)
  Functional fabrics and performance textile specialist Schoeller Textil has released new fabrics with sustainable features including a naturally warming material with Nilit Heat yarn made with coffee bean shells, qualities in mulesing-free wool, and PFC-free bio-technologies based on renewable raw materials.
EU directive will make electronic payments safer  (2018-01-19)
  A new EU directive that came into force last week makes it cheaper, easier and safer to make electronic payments in shops and online, allowing consumers to access more convenient, cost-effective and innovative solutions offered by payment providers.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-01-19)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at trends in US garment imports from Mexico and countries in the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), a new wage board set up by the Bangladesh Government, and how an investigation found women garment workers in India are being held captive.
VF Corp eyes faster speed-to-market with new DC  (2018-01-19)
  US apparel giant VF Corp is investing US$52m in a new distribution centre in Pennsylvania in a move to help it improve speed to market in northeastern America.
LightInTheBox explores blockchain with new research lab  (2018-01-19)
  Chinese online fashion, electronics and homewares retailer LightInTheBox has become the latest company to explore the use of blockchain technology as a way of operating more efficiently, with the opening of a new research lab.
Price still trumps ethics for UK shoppers  (2018-01-19)
  While ethics has increased in importance for UK shoppers when deciding on a purchase, price is still the most important factor, new research has found.
Polartec launches its first quilted thermal insulation  (2018-01-19)
  US fabric maker Polartec has launched what it says is its first quilted thermal insulation for outdoor clothing.
Affluent consumers becoming more price sensitive  (2018-01-19)
  Affluent consumers are becoming more price sensitive as they embrace industry disruptors such as artificial intelligence (AI), Amazon and mobile technology to compare prices, according to the results of a new survey.
China questions credibility of USTR counterfeit list  (2018-01-19)
  Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has questioned the credibility of America's 'Notorious Markets List' after its Taobao marketplace was featured for a second consecutive year - a move that has now turned into a diplomatic row following the involvement of the Chinese government.
US apparel importers seek Senate vote on tariff bill  (2018-01-19)
  A group representing US apparel and footwear brands and importers is urging the US Senate to approve a bill that would temporarily reduce or suspend duties on certain raw material imports.
Wearable sensors with fashionable stitch designs  (2018-01-19)
  New soft, flexible, piezoelectric wearable sensors that measure body motions and can also be produced in fashionable fabric types and embroidery patterns, have been developed.
Automation focus for Sourcing at Magic show  (2018-01-18)
  The digitalisation of manufacturing will be the key topic at next month's Sourcing at Magic show, with a digital apparel micro-factory set to offer live demonstrations of apparel production.
Foreign Trade Association changes name to Amfori  (2018-01-18)
  The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) has changed its corporate name to Amfori, which it says reflects its focus as "the organisation for trade with purpose."
US details anti-dumping duties on polyester fibre  (2018-01-18)
  US polyester suppliers have applauded a final determination by the Department of Commerce on anti-dumping duties for imports of fine denier polyester staple fibre from China, India, South Korea, and Taiwan.  
Primark Christmas sales jump as retail space grows  (2018-01-18)
  Retailer Primark has proved it is adept at capitalising on shoppers trading down to its value fashions as it revealed record sales in the week before Christmas.