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Monday, April 23, 2018
Denim industry hits Amsterdam for Kingpins show  (2018-04-19)
  The Kingpins sourcing show kicked off in Amsterdam this week, with some of the world's most innovative denim mills, trim providers, wash houses and manufacturers taking part in two days of exhibitions, workshops and seminars.
US$1.2bn cost to complete Bangladesh factory remediation  (2018-04-19)
  The cost to remediate the remaining dangerous conditions in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry is estimated at US$1.2bn, a new report suggests, as the call for funding and a collective commitment to finish the work gets louder.
Nike claims first 3D-printed performance textile upper   (2018-04-18)
  US sporting goods giant Nike has developed what it claims is the first 3D-printed textile upper in performance footwear.
Sequential to take Avia to Greater China  (2018-04-18)
  Brand management company Sequential Brands has inked a multi-year agreement with leading sports manufacturer and distributor Beiying Sports Technology Co Ltd to bring its active lifestyle brand Avia to Greater China.
Lululemon names Guido finance chief   (2018-04-18)
  Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica, which is still without a CEO, has named former VF Corp executive Patrick (PJ) Guido as chief financial officer.
Gap exits Weddington Way bridal business  (2018-04-18)
  US speciality retailer Gap Inc has confirmed to just-style it is exiting the Weddington Way bridal business it acquired in 2016 and operated from its Banana Republic stores.
Brandix picks PLM to boost collaboration  (2018-04-18)
  Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix has invested in a PLM system it says will improve collaboration and data control across the company.
Liquidators win bid to wind-down Bon-Ton Stores  (2018-04-18)
  US department store retailer Bon-Ton Stores is to begin a going-out-of-business sale at its 200 stores after two liquidators won a bid for the company at an auction this week.
HeiQ upgrades cooling technology  (2018-04-18)
  The latest development from Swiss speciality textile effects company HeiQ is an upgraded version of its dynamic cooling technology Smart Temp, which cools the wearer by up to 2.5 degrees Celsius.
Bank withdraws New Look supplier credit protection  (2018-04-18)
  UK fashion retailer New Look insists it has adequate financial liquidity to operate effectively, despite reports credit protection has been withdrawn from a handful of its suppliers.
Fairtrade urges brands to commit to paying living wage  (2018-04-18)
  As the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse nears, UK charity Fairtrade Foundation has issued a call for fashion brands and retailers to set a deadline to pay living wages in their supply chains.
PVH to tackle water conservation in key sourcing regions   (2018-04-18)
  US apparel giant PVH Corp has announced a partnership with conservation organisation World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support water stewardship efforts in its key sourcing communities.
Nike claims first 3D-printed peformance textile upper   (2018-04-18)
  US sporting goods giant Nike has developed what it claims is the first 3D-printed textile upper in performance footwear.
Businesses urge swift ratification of EU-Vietnam FTA  (2018-04-18)
  A group of business associations, including Amfori and the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), have joined forces in urging the European Commission to ratify and implement the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement as soon as possible.
Fur farm footage released ahead of UK enquiry  (2018-04-17)
  Humane Society International UK has highlighted what it says are cruel conditions on fox fur farms in Finland and a mink fur farm in Ireland - both exporters to the UK - as the fur industry prepares to give evidence in support of the UK fur trade to an enquiry.

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