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Sunday, December 17, 2017
M&S partners on improving Bangladesh RMG worker health  (2017-12-13)
  Retailer Marks & Spencer has joined forces with global confederation Care International to create a sustainable and scalable model to address the health and social needs of the more than 4m female garment workers in Bangladesh.
Trade facilitation should remain a priority for the WTO  (2017-12-13)
  Local ownership of reform plans, multi-stakeholder cooperation, and capacity building are all required to successfully implement the World Trade Organization's (WTO) landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), according to public and private sector leaders.
Bangladesh garment worker training centre plays key role  (2017-12-13)
  A centre of excellence that provides training for Bangladesh apparel workers is not only helping the country remain among the world's top ready-made garment (RMG) exporters but also has an important role to play in developing skills for the future.
RG Barry Corp taps Mullaney as CEO  (2017-12-12)
  Footwear firm RG Barry Corporation has named former president and COO of Boston-based Shoes.com, Bob Mullaney, as president and CEO, effective immediately.
Badger Sportswear acquires Garb Athletics  (2017-12-12)
  Performance and athletic wear manufacturer Badger Sportswear has acquired Garb Athletics, a boutique manufacturer of custom-tailored sports uniforms, in a deal that bolsters Badger's team uniform offering with premium-crafted, fully customised apparel.
AAFA to honour PVH CEO Chirico and Camuto Group  (2017-12-12)
  The CEO of US apparel giant PVH Corp, Manny Chirico, is among those to be honoured by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) at its American Image Awards next year.
US apparel industry calls for shipping charge rules  (2017-12-12)
  The US apparel and footwear industry is calling on the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish rules that will stop charges to shippers that also prevent companies from retrieving their cargo in a timely manner.
WTO faces "serious challenges", losing trade focus  (2017-12-12)
  United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has outlined a series of "serious challenges" with regard to the World Trade Organization (WTO), including concerns the group is losing its focus on negotiation and is instead moving towards becoming a litigation-centred organisation.
Vietnam makes its mark on world textile exports  (2017-12-12)
  Vietnam made it onto the list of the world's top ten textile exporters for the first time last year, as new figures show textile and garment shipments from the leading supplier countries fell on declining demand.
New Cotton Portal to enhance trading transparency  (2017-12-12)
  A new online platform has been launched to provide market intelligence for cotton products and help cotton producers, traders and policymakers to better harness opportunities in the sector.
Joules optimistic on "good" H1 sales growth  (2017-12-12)
  UK fashion retailer Joules has offered an optimistic outlook as it delivered good growth across all channels in its first-half.
Vietnam cutting business costs to boost economy  (2017-12-11)
  Vietnam's Government is to reduce costs and rules for private businesses in order to boost the economy and help companies become more competitive.
Devan launches multifunctional antimicrobial line  (2017-12-11)
  Devan Chemicals has launched a new multifunctional antimicrobial line that enables textile manufacturers to apply a range of functional finishes via one single treatment.
US retail imports rise as holiday season hits final days   (2017-12-11)
  As retailers stock up on the last of their holiday season merchandise, imports at major US retail container ports are expected to rise 1.5% in December over the same month last year, new figures show. 
Coats makes strategic move with Patrick Yarn Mill buy  (2017-12-11)
  Industrial thread maker Coats has acquired Patrick Yarn Mill, a US manufacturer of high-performance engineered yarns, in a move that will expand its performance materials portfolio and boost its innovation capabilities.

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