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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Lenzing Tencel fibres use more recycled raw material  (2019-10-15)
  Lenzing Group's Tencel Lyocell fibres with Refibra technology can now feature up to 30% pulp made from upcycled cotton scraps collected from the garment manufacturing process.
Sports Direct calls for sportswear industry probe  (2019-10-15)
  UK-based retail business Sports Direct has called for a UK and Europe-wide probe into the sportswear industry amid complaints about the dominance of global players Adidas and Nike.
ACT brands adopt accountability on purchasing practices  (2019-10-15)
  Brands who are members of the Action, Collaboration, Transformation (ACT) living wage initiative have adopted a joint due diligence framework to ensure their purchasing practices facilitate the payment of a living wage.
Cobian to boost product development with PLM  (2019-10-15)
  California-based footwear company Cobian has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for emerging enterprises to help improve the product development process and be more agile to market trends.
Australia sourcing panel to focus on transparency  (2019-10-15)
  The co-founders of Australian fashion brands ELK and David Jones will take part in a panel discussion exploring transparency in the fashion supply chain at the upcoming International Sourcing Expo Australia. 
Vietnam must invest in technology to stay competitive  (2019-10-15)
  Relying on cheap labour is not enough to ensure Vietnam's garment and textile industry remains competitive, a recent seminar in Hanoi has heard, with investment in new technology key to increasing competitiveness and reducing environmental impact.
PepsiCo makes foray into Indian fashion sector  (2019-10-14)
  Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has announced its foray into fashion with the launch of Huemn, an ethical and sustainable apparel brand in India.
Hugo Boss cuts FY outlook as US challenges continue  (2019-10-14)
  German fashion brand Hugo Boss has slashed its full-year outlook, blaming a lack of local demand in North America and political unrest in Hong Kong for preliminary third-quarter results that were below the group's expectations.
Dunkerton to serve as Superdry chief until 2021  (2019-10-14)
  UK clothing retailer Superdry has appointed the firm's co-founder Julian Dunkerton as its CEO until 2021.
Public disclosure key to compliance on labour issues  (2019-10-14)
  Publicly disclosing the compliance performance of individual firms in global supply chains is key to increased compliance over time in some "critical issues" such as occupational health and safety, work time and child labour, a new study has found.
California first state to ban sale of new fur products  (2019-10-14)
  California has become the first US state to ban the sale and manufacture of new items made from the fur of animals including, mink, rabbit and coyote.
Study shows UK fashion manufacturing is 47% greener  (2019-10-14)
  A study into the environmental impact of offshore manufacturing has revealed that producing clothes closer to home - such as in the UK - results in 47% fewer emissions.
Trump administration plans to pause October tariff hike  (2019-10-14)
  The US has announced it is delaying plans to raise tariffs on US$250bn worth of Chinese goods to 30%.
Khaadi Fashion rescued from administration  (2019-10-14)
  The UK business of Asian clothing retailer Khaadi Fashion has been rescued from administration in a pre-pack deal that will save most of its 100-strong workforce.
Walmart US looks to Sam's Club for new CEO  (2019-10-14)
  Retail giant Walmart has named Sam's Club boss, John Furner, as president and CEO of Walmart US, succeeding Greg Foran. 

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