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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
American & Efird shares sustainability highlights  (2018-04-23)
  Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has hailed continuing progress and improvements in global water recycling and reuse, along with a reduction in carbon footprint, outlined in its just-released 2017-2018 Corporate Sustainability Report.
Abercrombie & Fitch pressured to sign 2018 Accord  (2018-04-23)
  Groups of labour rights groups and consumers have protested at US stores operated by teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) as they try to persuade the company to sign the 2018 Bangladesh Accord.
Adidas and Reebok top latest supply chain transparency index  (2018-04-23)
  Adidas, Reebok, Puma, and Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) have topped the latest release of an index that monitors and ranks high street clothing brands on transparency across their value chains.
Asket garments to carry full traceability labels  (2018-04-23)
  Swedish menswear brand Asket is taking a leap towards transparency in its supply chain by disclosing each step of its garments' journey from cotton seed to final product - and putting the information into every single item of clothing.
Bamboo Rose adds supplier financing option  (2018-04-23)
  The Bamboo Rose digital product lifecycle management platform is adding a financing solution to retail suppliers via Seaport Global's invoiceXcel service.
Consumers link supply chain to brand experience  (2018-04-23)
  A new survey suggests consumers want visibility into the supply chain when purchasing goods - and will switch brands if supply chain performance fails to meet their expectations.
World trade growth in 2018 hangs on policy choices  (2018-04-23)
  The World Trade Organization (WTO) is forecasting "strong" global trade growth in 2018 and 2019, but has also warned that escalating trade tensions may already be affecting business confidence and investment decisions.
EU and Mexico reach new agreement on trade  (2018-04-23)
  The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed on an upgrade to their 15-year-old free trade deal.
H&M progresses on Bangladesh worker representation  (2018-04-20)
  Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) says 450,000 textile workers at 227 of its Bangladesh factories are now represented by a democratically-elected representative.
Christian Haub assumes sole responsibility of Tengelmann Group  (2018-04-20)
  Christian Haub has now assumed sole executive responsibility of German retail giant Tengelmann Group, which owns low-cost German clothing chain KiK.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-04-20)
  Top stories this week on just-style include the news that US President Donald Trump may explore the possibility of re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are to collaborate on an 18-month programme to tackle buying practices in Bangladesh, Nike develops what it claims is the first 3D-printed textile upper in performance footwear, and H&M launches a pilot to educate consumers on garment care.
Visual Next extends software offering to Southeast Asia  (2018-04-20)
  Fashion software provider Visual Next is opening up its offering to Southeast Asia as part of a strategic partnership with technology firm ValueAura.
You versus Amazon - who wins?  (2018-04-20)
  As the apparel market continues to change and competition intensifies, brands need to consider executing digital transformation strategies if they are to compete effectively.
World's first circular fashion master's degree to launch  (2018-04-20)
  The Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) has partnered with Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy and Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make fashion more sustainable, to develop the world's first master's degree focused on circular fashion entrepreneurship.
Farfetch launches tech accelerator   (2018-04-20)
  Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, has launched a new accelerator initiative to support technology start-ups, with Burberry onboard as the first partner organisation.