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Monday, October 15, 2018
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-10-12)
  Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how Gap's brands are able to significantly cut down on lead times, what 'see now, buy now' means for the supply chain, Pakistan leads August growth in US apparel imports, and another three parks dedicated to textile and garment production are to be opened in Ethiopia.
Fast Retailing FY boosted by strong Uniqlo performance  (2018-10-12)
  Japanese retail giant Fast Retailing saw both earnings and sales rise in its last fiscal year, boosted by a strong result from the company's Uniqlo operations.
Huntsman, Chemours expand DWR repellent alliance  (2018-10-12)
  Huntsman Textile Effects and chemicals firm Chemours Company have expanded their long-term alliance in the area of durable water repellence (DWR) to include non-fluorinated, sustainable alternatives.
Karen Millen in Coast administration buy-out deal  (2018-10-12)
  UK clothing retailer Karen Millen has acquired parts of the Coast fashion business that has gone into administration, preserving about 600 jobs.
Sears is a firm without "any real inherent value"  (2018-10-12)
  The news that some lenders have urged Sears Holdings to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which involves the liquidation rather than the restructuring of the business, confirms the view that Sears is a firm without any real inherent value, one analyst says.
RFID can help brands achieve near 100% order accuracy  (2018-10-12)
  Apparel brand owners and retailers that use radio frequency identification technology (RFID) technology can reach near 100% order accuracy and, therefore, improve supply chain efficiency and potentially cost, a new study has found.
US apparel retailers' September 2018 sales roundup  (2018-10-12)
  September proved a mixed month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, as growth remained up on last year and the prior month but two firms returned to their negative trajectory.
Call for UK fast fashion inquiry to focus on legislation  (2018-10-12)
  As the UK Government launches an inquiry into the impact of the fashion industry on the environment, a business network has called for consideration to be placed on volume, collaboration support for best practice initiatives, and legislation and incentives.
AMARO selects PLM to increase speed  (2018-10-11)
  Brazilian online direct-to-consumer fashion brand AMARO has invested in a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to further synchronise its operations and boost speed-to-market.
N Brown says offline sales will continue to fall   (2018-10-11)
  Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has warned it expects offline sales to continue to fall as it focuses on driving online growth of it's three so-called 'Power Brands' - JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo.
Asos launches voice shopping with Google Assistant   (2018-10-11)
  UK online fashion retailer Asos has today (11 October) become one of the first fashion retailers in the UK to launch on Google Assistant, meaning customers can discover the latest of the company's products across popular categories using just their voice.
Mud Jeans among new Ellen MacArthur CE100 members  (2018-10-11)
  Sustainable and Fair Trade Certified denim brand Mud Jeans is among the latest members to join the Ellen MacArthur Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Network.
Far Eastern New Century develops polyester-recycling tool  (2018-10-11)
  Taiwan-based textile supplier Far Eastern New Century (FENC) is to debut a chemical recycling product for textiles at the upcoming Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS).
Trade tensions fail to dampen East Asia Pacific growth outlook  (2018-10-11)
  Despite a less favourable external environment that has seen increased trade tensions and financial volatility, the growth outlook for developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) remains positive, new figures show.
Supply chain transparency index launches in Brazil  (2018-10-11)
  Reinforcing its relevance as one of the major players in the industry, Brazil has become the first country to have a national edition of the Fashion Transparency Index published.