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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Joules optimistic on "good" H1 sales growth  (2017-12-12)
  UK fashion retailer Joules has offered an optimistic outlook as it delivered good growth across all channels in its first-half.
Devan launches multifunctional antimicrobial line  (2017-12-11)
  Devan Chemicals has launched a new multifunctional antimicrobial line that enables textile manufacturers to apply a range of functional finishes via one single treatment.
US retail imports rise as holiday season hits final days   (2017-12-11)
  As retailers stock up on the last of their holiday season merchandise, imports at major US retail container ports are expected to rise 1.5% in December over the same month last year, new figures show. 
Coats makes strategic move with Patrick Yarn Mill buy  (2017-12-11)
  Industrial thread maker Coats has acquired Patrick Yarn Mill, a US manufacturer of high-performance engineered yarns, in a move that will expand its performance materials portfolio and boost its innovation capabilities.
Apparel groups welcome EU-Mercosur FTA talks  (2017-12-11)
  Groups representing European and Brazilian textile and apparel firms have welcomed negotiations for a EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that could be concluded before the close of 2017.
Call for Australia to adopt modern slavery laws  (2017-12-11)
  Australia needs new laws to combat forced labour in supply chains, a parliamentary inquiry has said, similar to those introduced by the UK in 2015.
VF sets new sustainability and responsibility goals  (2017-12-11)
  Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation, owner of The North Face and Timberland brands, has launched a new global sustainability and responsibility strategy setting out updated goals and targets across its business and global supply chain.
Garment brands warn Myanmar over Rohingya crisis  (2017-12-11)
  Leading European and US apparel brands and trade associations have called on the Myanmar Government to respect the rights of the ethnic minority population of the conflict-torn Rakhine State or risk further eroding business and investor confidence.
Bebe to de-list from NASDAQ in cost saving move  (2017-12-11)
  US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has notified the NASDAQ Stock Market of its intention to voluntarily de-list its common stock from the NASDAQ Capital Market next week.
Rhodia joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition  (2017-12-08)
  French fibre specialist Rhodia, part of the Solvay Group, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), and will use the group's Higg Index sustainability measurement tool to help drive environmental and social responsibility across its supply chain.
Investor urges Sears to consider going private  (2017-12-08)
  An investor in Sears Holdings has called for the embattled US retailer to consider its options - including going private - amid 24 straight quarters of sales declines.
Nike launches first women's ACG line  (2017-12-08)
  Sportswear giant Nike has launched the first women's collection from its ACG (all-conditions gear) division, with a focus on blending form and function.
Bangladesh Alliance remediates 13 more factories  (2017-12-08)
  The last three weeks have seen another 13 apparel factories used by member companies of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety complete all material components outlined in their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), while operations were suspended in one other.
Sri Lanka GSP+ guide for exporters published  (2017-12-08)
  The first comprehensive guide for Sri Lankan exporters to the European Union (EU) under the GSP+ scheme has been released.
Union recruitment drive in Ethiopia industrial parks  (2017-12-08)
  A recruitment drive in Ethiopia's garment and textile industrial parks has increased union membership by almost 14,000 workers.