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Saturday, February 23, 2019
Inditex launches Pull&Bear brand online in the US  (2019-02-20)
  Spanish clothing giant Inditex is to launch its Pull&Bear brand online in the US today (20 February) as part of its bid to sell in every country in the world by 2020.
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute names new CEO  (2019-02-20)
  Non-profit sustainability organisation Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has named Peter Templeton as its new president and CEO.
New LA TukaCenter to help smaller garment makers  (2019-02-20)
  Fashion technology provider Tukatech has partnered with Los Angeles-based manufacturer Lefty Production Co. to open a new TUKEcenter in the city's downtown district. 
Delta Galil hails "record" FY thanks to Q4 boost  (2019-02-20)
  Israeli apparel major Delta Galil Industries has hailed record full-year sales for 2018, booking double-digit increases in both earnings and revenue for the period. 
US-China trade talks to resume in Washington  (2019-02-20)
  Talks between the US and China have resumed again this week, with United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer welcoming an official delegation from China for a series of meetings to discuss the trade relationship between the two countries.
Pakistan trade body rejects factory worker abuse claims  (2019-02-20)
  The Pakistan Readymade Garments Exporters Association has rejected a Human Rights Watch report claiming labour abuses in garment factories is rife, adding it "totally disagrees" with the findings.
Watchdog delivers "hammer blow" to Sainsbury's-Asda merger   (2019-02-20)
  The early findings of an in-depth investigation by UK Government watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the proposed merger of supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's has raised extensive competition concerns over the potential tie-up.
Trade weakness seen extending into first quarter of 2019  (2019-02-20)
  Trade weakness is likely to extend into the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest WTO trade indicator, which also warns of the potential for a sharper slowdown should current trade tensions remain unresolved.
Microbiome analytics brings transparency to supply chains  (2019-02-20)
  An innovation that uses microbe analytics to provide detailed information into global supply chains, in the hope of countering issues such as labour violations, has received a US$14m cash boost which will be used to fuel its expansion.
Bamboo Rose expands fabric first innovation support   (2019-02-19)
  Bamboo Rose has announced the latest release of its multi-enterprise platform, offering deepened cost visibility during the materials management process, expanded digital collaboration capabilities in the mobile app, and increased ability to collaborate on 3D designs.
India plans WTO-compliant measures to boost textile exports   (2019-02-19)
  India is reportedly set to announce World Trade Organisation (WTO) compliant measures to boost its export of apparel and textiles and bring its exporters to a level playing field with those in Bangladesh and Vietnam.
Tiger of Sweden CEO resigns   (2019-02-19)
  Danish fashion firm IC Group has announced Hans-Christian Meyer has resigned as CEO of its Tiger of Sweden menswear brand, after less than two years in the role.
Brandix to "aggressively" grow business with PLM  (2019-02-19)
  Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix has successfully implemented a new PLM system to improve processes, products, and decision-making.
Sympatex uses recycled textiles in new footwear material  (2019-02-19)
  Fabric specialist Sympatex has developed a new line of functional materials for footwear in which polyurethane (PU) foams commonly used in the lining of the laminate are completely replaced by a fleece-like compound made from recycled clothing fibres. 
Survey suggests fast fashion is slowing down  (2019-02-19)
  A new report from the Fashion Retail Academy in London has indicated consumers are choosing "expensive, long-lasting" clothing items over the cheaper on-trend options, suggesting the fast-fashion movement is slowing down.

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