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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-02-23)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how 'see-now-buy-now' is disrupting the retail supply chain, the departure of Gap brand president and CEO Jeff Kirwan, four ways to ensure sustainable fashion is here to stay, and research into the daily lives of women garment workers.
C&A Europe expands apparel collection scheme  (2018-02-23)
  Retailer C&A Europe is expanding its 'We Take it Back' apparel collection programme to Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
AAFA Restricted Substance List now in 19th edition  (2018-02-23)
  The latest version of the American Apparel & Footwear Association's Restricted Substance List (RSL) covers 12 categories with more than 250 banned or restricted chemicals in apparel, footwear, and home textile products.
Hugo Boss, Fenix and Volcom achieve FLA accreditation  (2018-02-23)
  The social compliance programmes of Hugo Boss, Fenix and Volcom have all been accredited by the Fair Labor Association following a multi-year evaluation.
Gildan sees American Apparel sales doubling to $100m  (2018-02-22)
  Apparel maker Gildan Activewear expects sales from American Apparel to reach US$100m in 2018 - less than two years after acquiring the brand - and says it has merged its Printwear and Branded Apparel businesses.
Applied DNA Sciences bolsters cotton patent portfolio  (2018-02-22)
  Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has expanded its global patent portfolio that works to reduce risk and uncertainty across global supply chains.
Sri Lanka garment and textile exports exceed $5bn in 2017  (2018-02-22)
  Sri Lanka's textile and garment exports exceeded US$5bn in 2017, new figures show, with earnings for December alone up 19% thanks to the resumption of duty free shipments to the European Union (EU).
Huntsman develops fast cycling TPU for footwear  (2018-02-22)
  Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation has developed a new range of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) materials designed to help footwear makers improve productivity when creating injection-moulded parts.
Millennials view textile industry as major polluter  (2018-02-22)
  Millennial consumers are much more aware of the textile industry's environmental and social shortcomings than their parents' generation, a new study has found.
Asos hosts modern slavery event in Mauritius  (2018-02-22)
  UK-based online fashion retailer Asos has partnered with the British High Commission to host an event in Mauritius today (22 February) to discuss ways of tackling modern slavery in the global supply chain.
China training initiative recruiting more factories  (2018-02-22)
  A project launched last year to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of factories in China's Guangdong Province is recruiting more participants.
JCPenney launches Obsess brand for Gen Z girls  (2018-02-22)
  US department store retailer JCPenney is launching a new capsule collection aimed at Generation Z  girls - a demographic expected to become the largest consumer segment over the next few years.
Sportswear and childrenswear drive global market growth  (2018-02-22)
  Sportswear and childrenswear saw the biggest gains in global sales in 2017 - and are set  remain key growth drivers through to 2022, according to new research.
Finish Line boosts buying with assortment planning tool  (2018-02-22)
  Athleticwear chain Finish Line has invested in a merchandise and assortment planning solution to help optimise assortments across multiple categories and channels.
House of Fraser trading chief Hollins steps down  (2018-02-22)
  House of Fraser's executive product and trading director, Maria Hollins, is to leave the business, just weeks after the company became the latest UK retailer to have had credit insurance withdrawn to some of its suppliers.

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