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Sunday, May 31, 2020
Boohoo to buy remaining stake in PrettyLittleThing  (2020-05-28)
  Online fast-fashion retailer Boohoo Group is to acquire the remaining 34% stake in its PrettyLittleThing brand in a deal that could potentially be worth GBP323.8m (US$397m).
Timberland building regenerative leather supply chain  (2020-05-28)
  Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has partnered with non-profit the Savory Institute as part of ongoing efforts to build a regenerative supply chain for the footwear and apparel industry by connecting early-adopter regenerative ranches with its large-scale tannery partners.
More apparel brands moving to preferred materials  (2020-05-28)
  The latest Material Change Insights Report from Textile Exchange shows nearly 40% of its brand participants sourced their materials from preferred sources - but investment into circularity remains limited.
New nonprofit aims to speed sustainable materials development  (2020-05-27)
  A new non-profit organisation has launched with the goal of accelerating the development of sustainable materials for the fashion, automotive, and home goods industries.
Walmart enters fashion resale market with ThredUp  (2020-05-27)
  Walmart is entering the secondhand apparel market through a new partnership with online resale store ThredUp as the US retail giant looks to enhance its offering amid a bid to establish Walmart.com as a destination for fashion.
French government seeks buyer for La Camaieu  (2020-05-27)
  The French government is reportedly seeking a buyer for clothing brand La Camaïeu after it began bankruptcy proceedings yesterday (26 May).
Li & Fung completes privatisation move  (2020-05-27)
  Global sourcing and logistics giant Li & Fung will delist from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX )today (27 May) in a move that marks the successful completion of its privatisation process. 
Morrisons to open first standalone clothing store  (2020-05-27)
  UK supermarket retailer Morrisons is to open its first standalone clothing and homewares store.
Levi's and C&A to anchor Mexico Fashion Transparency Index  (2020-05-27)
  Mexico's fledgling Fashion Transparency Index has picked C&A and Levi Strauss as the international brands that will anchor its sustainability survey set to launch in December.
More brands named for failing on order commitments  (2020-05-27)
  An online tracker launched last month to monitor the response of leading apparel and footwear brands and retailers to their suppliers and workers during the coronavirus crisis, has been updated to show some are still refusing to make no commitment to pay in full for orders completed and in production.
China apparel market could see US$60bn contraction in 2020  (2020-05-27)
  The Chinese apparel market could contract by US$60bn in 2020, according to a new study.
Tracker names more brands for failing on order commitments  (2020-05-27)
  An online tracker launched last month to monitor the response of leading apparel and footwear brands and retailers to their suppliers and workers during the coronavirus crisis, has been updated to show some are still refusing to make no commitment to pay in full for orders completed and in production.
Ocean microplastics could be hugely underestimated  (2020-05-26)
  The amount of microplastic debris in coastal waters may have been significantly underestimated, a new study has found.
Deckers posts record FY sales despite Q4 slip  (2020-05-26)
  US footwear group Deckers Brands has reported record sales for the 2020 full fiscal year driven by a 58% surge in revenue at its Hoka One One brand but expects fiscal year 2021 results to be impacted depending on the duration and severity of the Covid-19 pandemic.
UKFT launches sewing initiative to boost manufacturing  (2020-05-26)
  The UK Fashion and Textiles Association (UKFT) is introducing an initiative aimed at attracting new recruits into manufacturing roles as part of its efforts to promote the growth of the UK fashion supply chain.

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