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Sunday, January 21, 2018
H&M hires diversity leader in response to racist hoodie  (2018-01-18)
  Swedish fashion retailer H&M has appointed a diversity leader in response to accusations of racism, after an image of a black child modelling a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle" appeared on its website.
Maersk, IBM to digitise supply chain with blockchain   (2018-01-18)
  Global shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk and technology firm IBM have joined forces to establish a blockchain-based shipping and supply chain company they say will offer more transparency and simplicity in the trading of goods.
Global fashion brands submit circularity targets  (2018-01-18)
  The global fashion brands that last year committed to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion system have published their targets, with a focus on increasing the volume of used garments collected and resold, and increasing the share of garments made from recycled post-consumer textile fibres.
FDRA recognises 10 responsible footwear factories  (2018-01-18)
  Ten footwear factories have been recognised for their commitment to improving factory conditions and standards by a committee of top footwear sourcing executives from the US.
Arcadia squeezes suppliers with 2% discount  (2018-01-18)
  British Retail Group Arcadia has told its clothing suppliers it is imposing a discount on all current and existing orders from next month, blaming changes in the retail market.
Importers urged to ensure compliance with first sale rule  (2018-01-18)
  Importers are being advised to review transactions taking advantage of the first sale rule to ensure they are consistent with US Customs and Border Protection's requirements.
New HD digital printing system cuts cost per print  (2018-01-18)
  A new high-definition (HD) printing technology has been added to Kornit Digital's Avalanche platform of direct-to-garment printing systems, said to offer reduced cost and better quality.
JD.com gains another foothold in Southeast Asia  (2018-01-17)
  As part of its global expansion efforts, Chinese e-commerce company JD.com? has invested in Tiki, a leading B2C e-commerce platform in Vietnam.
Ease and free delivery are key for US shoppers  (2018-01-17)
  US consumers want to find what they're looking for easily when online shopping, and say delivery should be quick and free of charge, the findings of a new report show.
Hugo Boss hits 2017 growth targets on strong sales  (2018-01-17)
  Hugo Boss saw its share price climb in trading yesterday (16 January) as the German fashion brand hit its targets for 2017 and signalled its turnaround is gathering further pace.
Zalando hits FY sales target despite challenges  (2018-01-17)
  Berlin-based fashion e-tailer Zalando has achieved full-year sales in line with management guidance, despite what it says was a challenging October.
US apparel group queries child labour list methods  (2018-01-17)
  The US footwear and apparel industry has questioned the US Department of Labor over its methods for compiling its bi-annual list of goods produced using child or forced labour.
M&S could cut 380 jobs with new clothing DC  (2018-01-17)
  Marks & Spencer could be cutting around 380 jobs in the UK as it moves to adopt a single-tier distribution network for its clothing and home division with the opening of a new distribution centre.
US concern at ongoing Colombia labour issues  (2018-01-17)
  The US Department of Labor has highlighted areas of concern that Colombia needs to address as part of its obligation under the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, including that of worker's rights.
New online database streamlines material selection  (2018-01-17)
  A new online materials database has been launched to provide brands and manufacturers with a more streamlined and collaborative way of selecting material samples and swatches - as well as populating PLM data for the product creation process.

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