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Friday, September 21, 2018
ILO Uzbekistan reporting raises "serious concerns"  (2018-09-19)
  The Corruption and Human Rights Initiative has raised "serious concerns" over the methodology and ethical procedures employed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) over its third-party monitoring of forced and child labour in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest.
Maersk customers face price hike as shipper goes green  (2018-09-19)
  Shipping prices will go up for Maersk customers as the logistics provider gears up for a new regulation that ultimately sees it lower the environmental impact of its operations.
Calls for tariffs on finished Chinese apparel   (2018-09-19)
  The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has welcomed President Donald Trump's latest move to proceed with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China and renewed its request for added duties on Chinese textile and apparel end items.
Very sales boost Shop Direct FY  (2018-09-19)
  Shop Direct CEO Henry Birch has hailed the potential of the online fashion retailer as it announced full-year results he said show a good underlying performance in a competitive external market, thanks, in the main, to its Very brand.
MAS Holdings awarded for "export excellence"  (2018-09-19)
  Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing giant MAS Holdings has been recognised as Exporting Conglomerate of the Year thanks to its work towards positioning the country as an ethical and sustainable sourcing destination.
Amazon launches first athleisure private brand   (2018-09-19)
  E-commerce giant Amazon continues its assault on the fashion industry, having launched its first athleisure private brand, Aurique.
Lululemon appoints Choe as chief product officer  (2018-09-19)
  Lululemon Athletica has made its third senior executive appointment this year with the promotion of Sun Choe to the role of chief product officer as the Canadian yogawear retailer thrives under its new chief executive.
Wrangler first to adopt dry-dyed indigo denim  (2018-09-19)
  Jeans giant Wrangler will be the first brand to adopt a new environmentally-friendly indigo yarn dyeing process that uses foam instead of water - eliminating 99% of the water typically used in indigo-dyeing - and has the potential to transform denim manufacturing.
Instagram rolls out seamless shopping worldwide   (2018-09-18)
  Social media platform Instagram has taken yet another step towards "seamless" shopping, launching two new features it says will provide consumers worldwide with an easier way to shop online.
Huntsman launches water-blown soling system   (2018-09-18)
  Huntsman Polyurethanes has developed a new water-blown soling system it says creates a better quality footwear finish and is compatible with standard polyurethane processing machines.
New app launches to help navigate ITMA 2019  (2018-09-18)
  Online visitor registration for one of the world's leading textile and garment technology exhibitions, ITMA 2019, has opened today (18 September).
Zalando cuts FY forecast as heatwave takes toll  (2018-09-18)
  Shares in fashion e-tailer Zalando tumbled almost 16% this morning (18 September) as the Berlin-based company lowered its full-year outlook for the second time in as many months
Adidas leads major apparel brands in top sustainability performers list  (2018-09-18)
  German sportswear company Adidas has been named leader in its industry in this year's Dow Jones Sustainability Index, fighting off competition from major household names including Nike, Asics and Gildan who were also named among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.
Esprit turnaround plan yet to reignite sales momentum  (2018-09-18)
  Esprit has conceded its strategic initiatives are yet to reignite sales momentum after the Hong Kong-listed fashion group revealed lower revenues and a net loss in it last financial year.
New China tariffs will create supply chain "chaos"  (2018-09-18)
  US President Donald Trump has decided to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, in a move the US fashion industry says will considerably disrupt the sector's supply chain.

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